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BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Two cases of deadly diphtheria detected in Lothian area

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 12:00:43 GMT

NHS Lothian has confirmed two related cases of the disease and say infection protocols are in place.

General election 2019: Could the NHS be "up for sale"?

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 14:57:13 GMT

The election starting gun has been fired, with Labour claiming the NHS will be sold to US companies.

'Did I inherit loneliness from my mum?'

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 03:22:23 GMT

Two women share their experience of loneliness and how it relates to their parents and children.

Ending stigma and shame over sanitary pads

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 19:09:57 GMT

Diane Shaibu's tweet about patriarchy and periods has resonated with many.

Algorithms helping patients on ventilators at London hospitals

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 01:59:27 GMT

The tests follow the discovery that ventilators can be both lifesaving and dangerous for patients.

Five things everyone with a vagina should know

Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:59:34 GMT

Pubic hair is there for a reason, and other top tips from the woman known as Twitter's resident gynaecologist.

Some people 'genetically wired' to avoid some vegetables

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:43:09 GMT

An inherited gene makes certain healthy foods taste exceptionally bitter and unpleasant, according to researchers.

Project Nightingale: Google accesses trove of US patient data

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:02:07 GMT

The tech giant has struck a deal with huge US health firm Ascension, giving it access to the records.

Nipple reconstruction tattooist 'keeps getting Facebook ban'

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 00:56:51 GMT

Kerry Irvine provides nipple reconstruction for women who have undergone mastectomies.

Treating acne: What ingredients could help your skin?

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 00:20:07 GMT

The UK is spending millions on skincare products promising to improve acne - we spoke to the experts about what works and what doesn’t.

My circus 'gives me a reason to live'

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 00:17:22 GMT

Nell Gifford is living with advanced cancer, but is continuing to perform at the circus she founded.

General election 2019: Tory pledge to boost GP numbers

Sat, 09 Nov 2019 14:33:24 GMT

The party says it will deliver 6,000 more GPs in England by 2025, despite missing a previous target.

Cannabis-based medicines: Two drugs approved for NHS

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 02:05:10 GMT

The drugs, used to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, are recommended for use by the NHS in England.

Children 'become less active during primary years'

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:53:20 GMT

Between the ages of six and 11, children became 17 minutes less active per week every year - study.

How Brittany Runs A Marathon makes strides for body positivity

Fri, 01 Nov 2019 04:09:41 GMT

Jillian Bell stars as a young woman who loses perspective when embarking on an extreme health kick.

'Uncoordinated' codeine use caused Ipswich woman's death

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 22:27:32 GMT

An inquest hears the woman was able to get online prescriptions without her GP's knowledge.

Why being kind could help you live longer

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 22:24:24 GMT

A new institute has been set up to study kindness - as an antidote to an increasingly polarised world.

Black henna: Kent children 'blistered and scarred' after Egypt trip

Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:11:12 GMT

Twins from Margate could be left permanently scarred after getting black henna tattoos in Egypt.

Vaping nearly killed me, says British teenager

Tue, 12 Nov 2019 00:36:21 GMT

Vaping caused a catastrophic reaction in Ewan Fisher's lungs that meant he could not breathe.

11 charts on why the NHS matters in this election

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 17:23:40 GMT

The NHS will be at the centre of the major parties election campaigns, but why is it so important?