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Allied Healthcare to transfer care contracts
11/16/2018 2:04:10 PM   Source : BBC Health
The home care provider was warned this month by the care regulator about its financial sustainability.

Insomnia: 'No link' between sleepless nights and early death
11/16/2018 7:12:11 AM   Source : BBC Health
A new report says there's no link between lack of sleep and early death, but does that come as any comfort?

YouTube stunts lead to rise in Swansea hospital burns victims
11/15/2018 8:31:44 PM   Source : BBC Health
Surgeons issue a warning as more young people suffer injuries performing stunts for social media.

Flu vaccine delays for over-65s 'resolved by weekend'
11/15/2018 7:28:48 PM   Source : BBC Health
Patients and GPs have been frustrated by shortages following the staggered supply of the vaccine.

NHS bosses look to overhaul cancer screening
11/15/2018 6:19:18 AM   Source : BBC Health
The announcement comes the day after an "appalling" cervical-screening blunder hits more than 40,000 women.

'New mums need to be given better health education'
11/15/2018 5:21:49 AM   Source : BBC Health
George Roach's wife Michelle died from a pulmonary embolism six weeks after giving birth.

Pollution linked to 'stunted lung capacity' in London schoolchildren
11/14/2018 8:04:09 PM   Source : BBC Health
Exposure to diesel fumes was linked to an approximate 5% reduction in lung capacity in London children.

Should we pay people for donating blood?
11/14/2018 7:15:34 PM   Source : BBC Health
Worldwide sales of blood plasma are increasingly strongly, but is it ethically right that people should be paid to donate it?

Devon mother in fight with NHS for cystic fibrosis drug funding
11/14/2018 11:08:16 AM   Source : BBC Health
Sarah Burgwin wants the NHS to pay for Orkambi to treat her six-year-old daughter's cystic fibrosis.

'I avoid kissing as my peanut allergy could kill me'
11/14/2018 10:56:23 AM   Source : BBC Health
Oli Weatherall has to go to extreme lengths to keep himself alive because of a severe peanut allergy

Thousands caught up in 'appalling' cervical screening blunder
11/14/2018 9:20:35 AM   Source : BBC Health
More than 40,000 women have not received information after a failure to send out letters.

Shropshire baby deaths: Review cases rise to 215
11/14/2018 8:34:33 AM   Source : BBC Health
More than 200 families seek answers about their maternity care amid a review into baby deaths.

Diabetes glucose monitors 'available to thousands more'
11/14/2018 5:25:55 AM   Source : BBC Health
The decision comes after patients in some areas of England were denied access to the device.

The beautiful islands that could stop killer diseases
11/13/2018 8:33:53 PM   Source : BBC Health
This living laboratory could hold the key to controlling malaria and other conditions.

Fighting heroin addiction: Bobby's story
11/13/2018 7:10:34 PM   Source : BBC Health
Bobby was injecting heroin and crack cocaine up to six times a day. He's spoken to the BBC about what made him turn his life around.

Britain's first specialist wound hub to open
11/13/2018 2:06:35 PM   Source : BBC Health
Terror attack victims and injured soldiers are to benefit from research at the Birmingham centre.

Rachael Bland's husband on how their son has reacted to his mum's death
11/13/2018 12:21:17 PM   Source : BBC Health
BBC presenter Rachael Bland's husband reveals moving words of their son, Freddie, after her death.

Northern Ireland child post-mortem examinations to be done in England
11/13/2018 7:12:04 AM   Source : BBC Health
From January 2019 post-mortem examinations on children from Northern Ireland will have to be carried out in Liverpool.

Rugby protective headgear 'cuts impact by almost half'
11/13/2018 6:55:20 AM   Source : BBC Health
A new Dundee University study calls for mandatory protective headgear to prevent injuries in the sport.

'Fake ambulance' pulled over by Swansea police
11/13/2018 5:57:31 AM   Source : BBC Health
The estate car was covered in paintwork and logos that made it look like an operational ambulance.

'I do my school work from my hospital bed'
11/13/2018 2:58:25 AM   Source : BBC Health
Ashleigh tells us how she copes with kidney disease

'I feel really bad when I hurt my mum'
11/12/2018 8:24:59 PM   Source : BBC Health
Families with autistic children say they struggle to get support to cope with violent outbursts.

Call for UK ban on 'grotesquely sugary' freakshakes
11/12/2018 8:04:48 PM   Source : BBC Health
Action on Sugar surveyed milkshakes on sale in the UK - one contained 39 teaspoons of sugar.

'Disturbing' self-harm rates and violence at youth prisons
11/12/2018 7:33:38 PM   Source : BBC Health
A reform charity says new figures "illustrate in graphic detail why prison is no place for a child".

A 12-year-old boy with Tourette's Syndrome finds animals stop his tics
11/12/2018 7:13:34 PM   Source : BBC Health
Malachi Ralph from Cornwall says he feels calmer when he is around animals as his tics reduce.

Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer
11/12/2018 11:02:20 AM   Source : BBC Health
A type of cell the body uses to destroy cancer gets clogged by fat and stops working, findings suggest.

Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco
11/12/2018 8:44:20 AM   Source : BBC Health
The individual was on holiday in Morocco, a country deemed high risk by public health officials.

Drug firms fear 'wasting' money for a Brexit no-deal outcome
11/11/2018 9:46:24 PM   Source : BBC Health
Experts say millions of pounds is being spent in case of a no-deal instead of creating new medicines.

Cancer treatment patients get beauty workshops
11/11/2018 9:30:04 PM   Source : BBC Health
Beauticians are giving cancer patients free workshops to help with the side effects of treatment.

Stillbirth: 'How I chose an outfit for my baby'
11/11/2018 8:35:03 PM   Source : BBC Health
How do you go about dressing your baby for their final resting place when conventional clothes don't fit?

Dementia risk: Five-minute scan 'can predict cognitive decline'
11/11/2018 8:12:34 PM   Source : BBC Health
Scientists hope the test may offer a new way to spot those at risk of dementia, before symptoms show.

Premature baby parents 'need extra maternity leave'
11/11/2018 7:12:50 PM   Source : BBC Health
The mum of a premature baby explains why maternity leave is inadequate for parents like her.

Teenager Chloe Bellerby's 200 mile walk for mental health
11/11/2018 7:08:19 PM   Source : BBC Health
Why one teenager walked from Leeds to London to raise awareness of mental health.

Lynette Mchendry 'asked to sign cancer death warrant'
11/11/2018 9:54:58 AM   Source : BBC Health
Lynette Mchendry is one of 100,000 NI claimants being reassessed for disability or illness benefits.

'I was in excruciating pain from excess iron'
11/10/2018 8:35:23 PM   Source : BBC Health
Too much iron in the blood, or haemochromatosis, is a little-known, debilitating condition, often undiagnosed.

Spinal injury garden legacy of boy killed by bear
11/9/2018 8:03:00 AM   Source : BBC Health
The mother of a boy killed by a polar bear, has created a garden inspired by his idea.

'I was told I'd die if I had a baby'
11/8/2018 11:16:00 PM   Source : BBC Health
Babies are being born at the world's first clinic to help woman who have a baby after being heart attack survivors.

What is it like to prevent a suicide?
11/7/2018 8:55:19 AM   Source : BBC Health
Gillian Assor was walking her dog when she heard crying and what followed would change multiple lives.

Architects: 'Beautiful' that Tom is still in our music after death
11/7/2018 8:37:59 AM   Source : BBC Health
Brighton band Architects say their guitarist Tom, who died in 2016, is still part of their music.

Should there be a tax on red meat?
11/7/2018 6:40:38 AM   Source : BBC Health
It could save lives, experts say, but some people find being told what to eat too much to swallow.

'I call my OCD Olivia'
11/6/2018 7:38:56 PM   Source : BBC Health
Catherine Benfield was diagnosed with OCD as a young mum. Creating a character who personifies her condition helped her recovery.

Motor neurone disease: Joe Hammond's birthday legacy for sons
11/6/2018 12:11:03 PM   Source : BBC Health
Joe Hammond has motor neurone disease and is leaving a birthday legacy for his sons after he dies.

Inside the hospital treating acid attack scars
11/5/2018 9:08:52 PM   Source : BBC Health
The BBC has had unique access inside Europe's largest burns unit, to see how one survivor is recovering.

Does sex addiction really exist?
11/4/2018 7:05:01 PM   Source : BBC Health
It's a year since movie mogul Harvey Weinstein checked himself into a sex addiction clinic - but does sex addiction really exist?

Where are the most violent workplaces?
11/1/2018 11:49:48 PM   Source : BBC Health
The Department of Health is drawing up plans to protect NHS staff better from violence.

Veganism: Does it affect your social life?
11/1/2018 5:20:51 AM   Source : BBC Health
Adrian Chiles says people don't ask him out for dinner any more - other vegans have their say.

How antibiotic resistance could take us back to the 'dark ages'
10/31/2018 9:18:01 PM   Source : BBC Health
There are major concerns that the overuse of the drugs might lead to them becoming ineffective.

Reality Check: How healthy is your commute?
10/31/2018 8:38:26 PM   Source : BBC Health
What forms of transport in urban environments expose you to the highest amounts of pollutants?

'Video games made me a better surgeon'
10/31/2018 5:45:24 AM   Source : BBC Health
Rather than impede learning, gaming can improve your manual dexterity and concentration skills, one surgeon says.

NHS funding: Is the boost worth £84bn or £20bn?
10/30/2018 10:15:09 AM   Source : BBC Health
Both figures refer to the same thing, but they are based on different calculations.

'I never knew men could get breast cancer'
10/29/2018 8:15:11 PM   Source : BBC Health
Moses Musonga, a 67-year-old Kenyan, got a shock when he was diagnosed with the disease.

Doctors gave me a new penis - I want to find love
10/25/2018 8:36:57 PM   Source : BBC Health
Anick - who was born intersex - had a series of operations to give him a fully-functioning penis. The BBC followed his progress.

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area
10/18/2018 6:54:03 AM   Source : BBC Health
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations, A&E and mental health treatment.
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