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The Ilford woman who carries her heart in a rucksack
1/20/2018 6:14:03 AM   Source : BBC Health
Selwa Hussain is the first woman in the UK to leave hospital with an artificial heart.

Boxer Bradley Smith: 'How anxiety nearly ruined me'
1/20/2018 4:47:52 AM   Source : BBC Health
Bradley Smith, 20, from St Ives, people should talk more about mental health.

Persian shallot 'could help fight TB antibiotic resistance'
1/19/2018 7:17:36 PM   Source : BBC Health
Properties in Persian shallots could boost the effects of antibiotic treatment, a study says.

Church of England warns future of Down's 'under question'
1/19/2018 4:59:52 PM   Source : BBC Health
The Church of England fears new pre-natal tests could lead to a rise in abortions of babies with Down's.

Horse trampling woman's face rebuilt
1/19/2018 6:58:08 AM   Source : BBC Health
Libby Keating's face was repaired by experts at St George's Hospital in Tooting.

Flu season
1/18/2018 9:30:36 PM   Source : BBC Health
Flu comes along every year - but just how bad it will be is hard to predict.

'The infection took my nose and legs'
1/18/2018 8:44:29 PM   Source : BBC Health
Oxford professor Liz Frood was fit and healthy until she was struck by what she thought was a stomach bug.

'Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24'
1/18/2018 8:21:49 PM   Source : BBC Health
Delayed marriage and parenthood has pushed back perceptions of when adulthood starts.

NHS bail-outs could become new normal, National Audit Office says
1/18/2018 8:19:27 PM   Source : BBC Health
Money meant to transform services has been used to shore up finances, the National Audit Office says.

Cancer blood test ‘enormously exciting’
1/18/2018 7:25:31 PM   Source : BBC Health
Scientists move nearer to one of the biggest goals in medicine - a universal blood test for cancer.

Should there be a right to die?
1/18/2018 3:54:57 PM   Source : BBC Health
Two women explain their opposing views on the contentious right-to-die issue.

A&E safety risks in Wales 'unacceptable'
1/18/2018 12:54:40 PM   Source : BBC Health
Hospital safety is being "compromised to an unacceptable degree", Welsh emergency consultants warn.

UK 'in grip of worst flu season since 2011'
1/18/2018 12:43:22 PM   Source : BBC Health
Latest weekly figures show rise in numbers of patients going to their GP and being admitted to hospital.

Check the key targets in your area
1/18/2018 8:17:01 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.

Noel Conway: Terminally ill man granted assisted dying appeal
1/18/2018 6:54:28 AM   Source : BBC Health
Noel Conway wins the right to challenge a High Court decision against changing the law on assisted dying.

Scottish NHS waiting times performance at new low
1/18/2018 6:37:52 AM   Source : BBC Health
The latest weekly figures showed that 77.9% of patients were dealt with within the four-hour target time.

Under pressure
1/18/2018 1:48:43 AM   Source : BBC Health
How has Wales' biggest hospital been coping with winter pressures?

The choir helping people with dementia
1/18/2018 12:52:05 AM   Source : BBC Health
"He comes alive when he's here."

Angelina Jolie gene testing for all?
1/17/2018 8:13:46 PM   Source : BBC Health
Testing everyone for cancer risk genes would save lives and is cost effective say doctors.

Using cannabis helped ease 'frightening' tremors
1/17/2018 4:42:20 PM   Source : BBC Health
A mother-of-two from Pembroke Dock wants to see cannabis legalised to help ease symptoms like hers.

East of England ambulance delays: 20 patients have died, says MP
1/17/2018 2:40:59 PM   Source : BBC Health
The deaths occurred when a trust did not move into its highest emergency level, Clive Lewis MP says.

Minister for loneliness appointed to continue Jo Cox's work
1/17/2018 1:08:19 PM   Source : BBC Health
The government creates a new ministerial role, which continues the work of the late MP Jo Cox.

Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer
1/17/2018 1:02:30 PM   Source : BBC Health
Scientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read

How I became a surrogate
1/17/2018 12:49:39 PM   Source : BBC Health
As Kim Kardashian West has her third baby by a surrogate, one Essex mum tells of the joy of surrogacy.

How community spirit helps a girl with autism and severe anxiety
1/17/2018 10:10:38 AM   Source : BBC Health
A scheme to let parents close their streets to cars so children can play is hugely beneficial to one young resident, who has autism and severe anxiety.

Fundraising page set up for disgraced liver surgeon
1/17/2018 9:51:26 AM   Source : BBC Health
A former patient says Simon Bramhall is a "man of excellence."

NHS 'haemorrhaging' nurses as 33,000 leave each year
1/17/2018 4:18:06 AM   Source : BBC Health
More than one in 10 leave the NHS in England every year, enough to staff more than 20 hospitals.

Changing profession
1/17/2018 12:33:07 AM   Source : BBC Health
From nurses who operate on their patients to those who run general practices, nursing is changing.

Carbs for dinner?
1/16/2018 8:10:05 PM   Source : BBC Health
Is it true that you shouldn't eat carbohydrates in the evening?

Measles outbreak in five English regions
1/16/2018 1:53:30 PM   Source : BBC Health
Numbers of cases have been increasing since late 2017 and are linked to ongoing large outbreaks in Europe.

Sneezing myths and facts
1/16/2018 11:50:51 AM   Source : BBC Health
Can you sneeze with your eyes open and what is the best way to stop a sneeze?

Manchester Children's Hospital: 'Dangerously low' staffing levels reported
1/16/2018 11:16:33 AM   Source : BBC Health
Using an "honesty box" to voice their concerns, medical staff say they fear patients' safety is being risked.

Cost legacy of decades-old NHS blunders begins to rise
1/16/2018 9:03:33 AM   Source : BBC Health
Experts say maternity wards are still making the same "avoidable errors".

Employers urged to 'normalise' menopause in the workplace
1/16/2018 8:46:59 AM   Source : BBC Health
A BBC survey found 70% of women did not tell their employers about their menopause symptoms.

'Staggering' trade in fake degrees revealed
1/15/2018 8:14:40 PM   Source : BBC Health
Doctors and a defence contractor are among those buying bogus qualifications, a BBC probe finds.

Man ruptures throat by stifling a sneeze
1/15/2018 8:06:27 PM   Source : BBC Health
Clamping your nose and mouth shut when you need to sneeze is dangerous, doctors warn the public.

Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'
1/15/2018 3:00:03 PM   Source : BBC Health
Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.

Almost 500 operations postponed across Scottish hospitals last week
1/15/2018 2:42:17 PM   Source : BBC Health
A rapid rise in flu cases and a spell of severe weather has put additional pressure on the NHS in Scotland.

Beads of Courage
1/15/2018 6:22:28 AM   Source : BBC Health
Children undergoing cancer treatment receive beads to document their journey and one mum wants to expand the scheme.

London's January air quality 'best in 10 years'
1/15/2018 5:57:11 AM   Source : BBC Health
The capital has breached air pollution limits by 6 January every year since 2008.

'Being a teenage mother is so lonely'
1/14/2018 7:56:34 PM   Source : BBC Health
New guidelines aim to cut UK teenage pregnancy rates which remain among the highest in Europe.

Cycling does not harm men's sexual health, study says
1/11/2018 10:51:50 PM   Source : BBC Health
The sexual and urinary health of cyclists is comparable with runners and swimmers, a study suggests.

Reality Check: Is NHS funding worse in Wales?
1/11/2018 9:23:29 PM   Source : BBC Health
Theresa May criticised the NHS in Wales for missing targets and claimed funding had been cut.

Check your pollution
1/10/2018 6:08:55 AM   Source : BBC Health
Enter your postcode to see what the air quality is like where you are living in Britain.

Hearing hints
1/9/2018 8:41:56 PM   Source : BBC Health
The signs you have a problem - and what you can do about it.

They wouldn’t let sister die
1/9/2018 8:40:43 PM   Source : BBC Health
A car crash left Polly Kitzinger with devastating brain injuries. Her family was unable to persuade doctors to let her die.

Coconut oil
1/8/2018 7:52:32 PM   Source : BBC Health
Coconut oil sales are rocketing, but is it a cholesterol-busting wonder food, or is this dangerous hype?

'Aussie' flu
1/8/2018 6:04:38 AM   Source : BBC Health
The NHS is braced for a bad flu season as the 'Australian' virus strain H3N2 dominates.

Drinking and darts: Does alcohol improve performance?
1/6/2018 8:10:53 PM   Source : BBC Health
Some former darts champions drank heavily but did it improve their performance on the oche?

What will medicine be able to do with hearts?
12/4/2017 8:09:11 PM   Source : BBC Health
Heart transplantation has become a routine surgical operation, but the future promises equally amazing progress.

Why is it so difficult to discover new antibiotics?
10/26/2017 8:18:28 PM   Source : BBC Health
Over-reliance on and misuse of antibiotics has raised fears of a future without effective medicines.

'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.
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