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Tougher measures for 999 staff attacks debated
10/20/2017 4:59:13 AM   Source : BBC Health
We need to stand by emergency workers who stand by us, says an MP whose law idea is being debated.

Call for more Irlen Syndrome specialists in schools
10/20/2017 1:27:18 AM   Source : BBC Health
Children who are unaware they have Irlen Syndrome are "being turned off education", it is claimed.

Ulster Hospital discrimination case over food allergies
10/20/2017 1:27:09 AM   Source : BBC Health
Girls with "life-threatening" food allergies were exposed to food in an allergy clinic waiting room.

Henna crowns: 'Hair' for cancer patient
10/19/2017 8:42:07 PM   Source : BBC Health
For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, losing their hair can be an extremely difficult.

Pollution linked to one in six deaths
10/19/2017 7:51:32 PM   Source : BBC Health
Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths each year worldwide, according to a report in The Lancet.

Prosthetic arms made in Salford help Ugandan machete attack victim
10/19/2017 12:56:16 PM   Source : BBC Health
Machete attack victim Ninsiima is given prosthetic arms made by Salford University students.

'Handful of changes' make cancer
10/19/2017 12:16:39 PM   Source : BBC Health
It takes between one and 10 mutations to turn a healthy cell cancerous.

No applicants for GP job at locum-run Pembrokeshire surgery
10/19/2017 11:38:40 AM   Source : BBC Health
Not a single person applied to work as a GP in the surgery which is currently staffed by locums.

Lord Steel: We should decriminalise abortion
10/19/2017 9:21:04 AM   Source : BBC Health
Former Liberal leader Lord Steel says the 1967 Abortion Act is "out of date"

Health hero
10/19/2017 7:35:55 AM   Source : BBC Health
A 12-year-old boy from the West Midlands has been announced as one of BBC Radio 1's teen heroes.

Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss'
10/19/2017 6:23:56 AM   Source : BBC Health
Eye experts warn of nasty infections and even sight loss if they are not used safely.

'Steep rise' in self-harm among teenage girls
10/19/2017 5:11:56 AM   Source : BBC Health
Researchers say it is likely the increase is real and not just down to better awareness from GPs.

Hundreds of families block organ donation
10/18/2017 8:08:38 PM   Source : BBC Health
Legally, consent lies with the deceased, but in practice, relatives' wishes are always respected.

Families block organ donations from potential donors
10/18/2017 8:06:06 PM   Source : BBC Health
Rachel wants to be an organ donor, but is concerned her family could override her wishes.

Protein 'can stop viruses developing'
10/18/2017 7:51:01 PM   Source : BBC Health
Researchers at the University of the West of Scotland had already established the same protein can suppress cancer.

Sex life 'dead' after mesh implant
10/18/2017 12:29:30 PM   Source : BBC Health
A couple married for 40 years say it's made it "impossible" for them to be intimate.

Women 'deserve apology' over vaginal mesh implants
10/18/2017 12:12:15 PM   Source : BBC Health
Hundreds of women say the vaginal implants left them in pain and unable to walk, work or have sex.

Anna Raeburn: I had a backstreet abortion
10/18/2017 11:05:48 AM   Source : BBC Health
Writer and broadcaster Anna Raeburn had an illegal abortion in 1965 when she was 21.

Dyslexia link to eye spots confusing brain, say scientists
10/18/2017 8:48:22 AM   Source : BBC Health
Experts say the findings are exciting but unlikely to explain the causes for all dyslexia.

Chicken food poisoning levels falling
10/18/2017 8:43:53 AM   Source : BBC Health
The bug campylobacter, present in some chickens, is the leading cause of food poisoning in the UK.

Children 'embarrassed by tipsy parents'
10/18/2017 6:36:57 AM   Source : BBC Health
Adults do not have to drink a lot for children to notice changes in their behaviour, a study says.

'Go to the dentist and get fined £100'
10/18/2017 6:22:04 AM   Source : BBC Health
Dentists warn that thousands of vulnerable people are wrongly being fined over dental treatment.

Hospital waits worsen across UK
10/18/2017 4:10:37 AM   Source : BBC Health
Hospital performance slumps across UK with staff warning hitting key targets now an 'impossible' job.

Pre-sex HIV drug 'no-brainer' for NHS
10/17/2017 7:34:02 PM   Source : BBC Health
Prep treatment could prevent a quarter of new HIV cases and save the NHS millions, experts calculate.

'I spent savings rather than wait'
10/17/2017 7:03:52 PM   Source : BBC Health
Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.

GP services in Northern Ireland are 'in crisis'
10/17/2017 3:27:23 PM   Source : BBC Health
Some patients in Northern Ireland are waiting up to three years to see a consultant about having surgery, following a referral.

Leeds United players and staff donate pay to boy's cancer care
10/17/2017 12:20:15 PM   Source : BBC Health
Toby Nye was diagnosed with a stage four neuroblastoma on his fourth birthday.

NHS surgery waits run into years in Northern Ireland
10/17/2017 12:10:39 PM   Source : BBC Health
Waiting times are increasing as the health services struggles to cope, figures obtained by the BBC reveal.

Drug therapy 'restores breathing' after spinal injury
10/17/2017 12:08:59 PM   Source : BBC Health
The researchers hope the results in rats could ultimately help paralysed patients come off ventilators.

AI used to detect breast cancer risk
10/17/2017 9:42:30 AM   Source : BBC Health
Machine learning is being used to spot whether breast lesions are cancerous or not.

Check the key targets in your area
10/17/2017 7:48:00 AM   Source : BBC Health
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.

'I felt so low, I couldn't see a way out'
10/17/2017 5:31:30 AM   Source : BBC Health
A record number of children seek help from Childline over suicidal thoughts and feelings.

Mental health care for new mothers in Wales 'unacceptable'
10/17/2017 3:45:41 AM   Source : BBC Health
There is no mother and baby unit in Wales to help those suffering with mental health illnesses.

Concern over norovirus increase by Betsi Cadwaladr health board
10/17/2017 2:44:43 AM   Source : BBC Health
Wales' largest health board urges people to be alert to sickness bug.

Male disease too
10/17/2017 2:06:45 AM   Source : BBC Health
Breast cancer in men is rare but it's still an issue for the 10 men diagnosed with it every year in NI.

Man diagnosed with breast cancer
10/17/2017 1:32:26 AM   Source : BBC Health
Ian Cranston underwent a mastectomy and warns that men can get breast cancer too.

Restaurant chain 'cut sugary drink sales' with price rise
10/16/2017 7:54:18 PM   Source : BBC Health
A fall in sales of high-sugar drinks in Jamie's Italian restaurant chain was linked to the levy and menu changes.

Hip implant patients sue manufacturer
10/16/2017 9:15:57 AM   Source : BBC Health
More than 300 individuals want compensation for injuries they claim were caused by DePuy metal-on-metal hips.

Hospitals in England to ban 'super-size' chocolate bars
10/16/2017 5:41:48 AM   Source : BBC Health
Sweets and chocolate should be under a 250-calorie limit, NHS England says.

Why I secretly taped my disability assessment
10/15/2017 10:42:36 PM   Source : BBC Health
Some ill and disabled people are so worried about the process, they are using mobile phones to secretly record those interviews, critics say.

Mesh surgeon investigated by NHS trust in Bristol
10/15/2017 8:13:55 PM   Source : BBC Health
Tony Dixon works at Southmead Hospital and at the Spire private hospital in Bristol.

Share of European Union staff leaving NHS rises following Brexit
10/15/2017 8:01:25 PM   Source : BBC Health
Experts say job security and a fall in the value of the pound are behind the trend.

NHS patients to be asked about sexuality
10/15/2017 6:35:38 AM   Source : BBC Health
NHS England says the question will deter discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

Magic mushrooms can 'reset' depressed brain
10/13/2017 7:34:38 PM   Source : BBC Health
Psilocybin - the hallucinogenic ingredient in mushrooms - may help in depression, a study suggests.

Breast reconstruction: 'I wanted to feel normal again'
10/13/2017 7:03:30 PM   Source : BBC Health
Rita had a mastectomy last year, after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.

Girl's lung collapsed after screaming at One Direction
10/13/2017 12:09:06 PM   Source : BBC Health
The girl became short of breath during the concert but continued cheering "because she was a super fan".

Antibiotics 'may be lost' through overuse, says chief medical officer
10/13/2017 3:10:57 AM   Source : BBC Health
England's chief medical officer is "really worried" about the threat of antibiotic resistance.

Gloves off
10/12/2017 11:41:38 AM   Source : BBC Health
Former Liverpool and England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland tells BBC Sport about his battle with anxiety.

Over the moon
10/12/2017 9:26:53 AM   Source : BBC Health
Alison Farmer was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 40. Luckily, it was caught early. Here's the story of how she recovered - and went on to have her daughter.

Reality Check
10/12/2017 3:52:48 AM   Source : BBC Health
It's been claimed that US dogs have better access to cancer treatment than Nigerian people. Do they?

'My condition will kill me'
10/12/2017 2:11:19 AM   Source : BBC Health
James Dunn has started a campaign to raise awareness for his rare genetic skin condition.

'You see so much sadness'
10/11/2017 8:01:16 PM   Source : BBC Health
The paramedics at the forefront of life and death in BBC One's Ambulance.

Quick to act
10/11/2017 8:01:09 PM   Source : BBC Health
The maid of honour's life was saved by her two cousins, who had just learned how to do CPR.

Mental health: 10 charts on the scale of the problem
9/29/2017 8:12:45 PM   Source : BBC Health
Ten charts that show how mental illness affects people in the UK.
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