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Obamacare: Texas court rules key health law is unconstitutional
12/15/2018 5:01:03 AM   Source : BBC Health
The challenge from a coalition of 20 US states is now likely to go to the US Supreme Court.

Do autistic people 'get' jokes?
12/14/2018 8:21:20 PM   Source : BBC Health
A new BBC podcast, 1800 Seconds on Autism, aims to dispel that no-humour myth, among other assumptions, with razor-sharp wit.

'Miracle' six-day-old baby survives Ebola
12/14/2018 11:12:31 AM   Source : BBC Health
It took five weeks of round-the-clock treatment to keep Benedicte alive after her mother died.

Overweight patient denied NHS operation by York CCG
12/14/2018 9:21:16 AM   Source : BBC Health
Roland Crooke took a loan to pay for private treatment after being told to lose weight for hip surgery

Breast cancer screening error 'overstated'
12/14/2018 7:24:54 AM   Source : BBC Health
There was no major incident, just confusion, and the scale of the problem was overstated, a report finds.

'My mummy's sick': Boy, 4, calls ambulance for mum using Siri
12/14/2018 4:58:03 AM   Source : BBC Health
Beau Austin has now been given a bravery award for his quick thinking.

Teething gels to be taken off supermarket shelves
12/14/2018 4:41:07 AM   Source : BBC Health
Parents are advised to massage their child's gums or use a teething ring before trying the gels.

The secret I'm hiding under my oversized fashion style
12/14/2018 12:35:10 AM   Source : BBC Health
Blogger Arooj Aftab explains why wearing oversized clothes is more than just a fashion statement for her.

Did my children die because I married my cousin?
12/13/2018 7:39:11 PM   Source : BBC Health
Ruba and Saqib both carry a gene for I-cell disorder, which means their children have a one-in-four chance of dying in early childhood.

Why did Rachel Johnston die after having all her teeth removed?
12/13/2018 7:02:54 PM   Source : BBC Health
The families of three people with learning difficulties tell the BBC all their teeth were taken out.

Meat or two veg? Find out your food’s climate footprint
12/13/2018 11:47:18 AM   Source : BBC Health
Check the environmental impact of what you eat and drink.

Luca Campanaro: Mother 'in awe' of football death son
12/13/2018 8:25:12 AM   Source : BBC Health
The mother of a 14-year-old boy who died while playing football says she is "in awe" of her son.

Hospitals 'overcrowding risk' ahead of Christmas
12/13/2018 7:23:27 AM   Source : BBC Health
Winter pressures are beginning to bite as hospitals report too many patients are on wards and ambulances face delays at A&E.

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area
12/13/2018 5:59:21 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.

Norovirus: Children banned from Northumbria hospital visits
12/13/2018 4:37:22 AM   Source : BBC Health
Northumbria Healthcare bosses say they want to stop norovirus rates reaching "critical numbers".

Halo brace boy from Long Stratton puts on brave face
12/13/2018 1:26:21 AM   Source : BBC Health
A mother from Norfolk has said how scared her family was when doctors said her son needed a halo brace

Sit-down meals 'less healthy than fast-food'
12/12/2018 7:52:32 PM   Source : BBC Health
Only one in 10 meals was classed as healthy which is a cause for concern, say researchers.

Organ donors to be asked if they are religious
12/12/2018 7:04:09 PM   Source : BBC Health
It is hoped the measure can boost the low proportion of donors from black and Asian backgrounds.

Dying woman's wedding wish at Berkhamsted hospice answered
12/12/2018 12:01:22 PM   Source : BBC Health
The terminally ill bride married her fiance after it was arranged for her in just 36 hours.

'Lost' new mother dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
12/12/2018 11:11:07 AM   Source : BBC Health
Amanda Cox was found in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary hours after she was reported missing.

Temporary clinical waste measures put in place
12/12/2018 10:45:49 AM   Source : BBC Health
Temporary storage is being put in place at sites across Scotland to prevent a potential backlog.

Teenage victims 'more likely to self-harm'
12/11/2018 7:53:00 PM   Source : BBC Health
Schemes to stop adolescents becoming victims may lower the likelihood of them self-harming, a study says.

Royal Cornwall Hospital on Opel 4 highest alert for 134 days
12/11/2018 7:13:43 PM   Source : BBC Health
A woman's hysterectomy was postponed four times at a hospital experiencing extreme pressures.

Cervical screening error: More women affected
12/11/2018 12:02:38 PM   Source : BBC Health
An additional 3,591 women have not received information after a failure to send out letters, says Capita.

Ex-minister Norman Lamb urges cannabis legalisation
12/11/2018 11:05:30 AM   Source : BBC Health
Norman Lamb calls for government regulation of the production, distribution and sale of cannabis.

Laser pointers should be thrown away, say safety experts
12/11/2018 9:35:50 AM   Source : BBC Health
Parents are being warned that their children's eyesight could be at risk.

Gene study unravels redheads mystery
12/11/2018 5:57:08 AM   Source : BBC Health
Researchers at Edinburgh University carry out out the largest genetic study of hair colour to date.

'I was aged 24, and dead for five minutes'
12/11/2018 2:02:52 AM   Source : BBC Health
More than 80,000 young people in the UK could be living with undiagnosed heart conditions.

'Weigh-ins help prevent piling on pounds at Christmas'
12/11/2018 12:13:40 AM   Source : BBC Health
Researchers said self-weighing and other simple tips were effective at helping to beat the Christmas bulge.

Young highly sceptical of social mobility
12/10/2018 8:16:43 PM   Source : BBC Health
Many young adults think your social background gets you further in life than talent, a survey says.

Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'
12/10/2018 8:14:45 PM   Source : BBC Health
A new study suggests that doing intellectual activities throughout life is best.

Breastfeeding and formula feeding mums share stories
12/10/2018 8:12:40 PM   Source : BBC Health
From breastfeeding to formula, five mums tell us how they found their way - and shunned mum shaming,

Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse
12/10/2018 7:00:15 PM   Source : BBC Health
Two leading chat apps also struggled with questions about drugs and bulimia.

Muckamore Abbey seclusion room was 'dark dungeon'
12/10/2018 10:27:30 AM   Source : BBC Health
One mother describes Muckamore Abbey hospital's seclusion room in which her son was locked.

Transplanted organs gave patients cancer
12/10/2018 3:03:56 AM   Source : BBC Health
Two people developed cancer after organ donations from a woman who had the undetected disease.

Bionic 3D-printed arm 'gives confidence' to young amputees
12/9/2018 7:27:02 PM   Source : BBC Health
Open Bionics has developed the world's first medically-certified 3D-printed artificial arm

Dunkeld chippy offers deep-fried Christmas dinner
12/9/2018 1:15:12 PM   Source : BBC Health
The owners of Dunkeld Fish Bar in Perthshire say the sale proceeds will go to the local community.

NHS told to ditch 'absurd' fax machines
12/9/2018 9:27:31 AM   Source : BBC Health
Almost 9,000 fax machines are currently used by the NHS in England - but that is set to change.

Push for more take-up of flu vaccine before Christmas
12/9/2018 12:39:31 AM   Source : BBC Health
PHE is urging more pregnant women and over-65s to get the flu jab after a fall in uptake.

The athletes starving themselves for success
12/8/2018 7:54:17 PM   Source : BBC Health
Extreme dieting is leading to cases of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport among men and women.

‘I’ve got two months to find a donor’
12/8/2018 7:49:30 PM   Source : BBC Health
Last Christmas, mum-of-twins Meena looked the picture of health. Now she urgently needs to find a stem cell match.

Nichola has created an app to help others with alopecia meet new friends
12/8/2018 7:03:16 PM   Source : BBC Health
Nichola, who’s had alopecia for fifteen years, has launched an app to help others with the condition make friends.

Vicky Phelan: The woman who exposed an Irish health scandal
12/8/2018 2:50:34 AM   Source : BBC Health
Vicky Phelan exposed a health scandal in Ireland after discovering her smear test for cervical cancer had been misread.

The blind woman developing tech for the good of others
12/6/2018 7:06:03 PM   Source : BBC Health
Chieko Asakawa, blind since 14, develops groundbreaking technology for the visually impaired.

Why do people experience phantom rectum?
12/5/2018 8:12:15 PM   Source : BBC Health
YouTube star Hannah Witton grills two people with stomas on life, love and popping undigested peas after having her colon removed.

Biohacker: Meet the people 'hacking' their bodies
12/5/2018 3:38:57 AM   Source : BBC Health
Meet the biohackers - the people who want to make their bodies and brains function better by "hacking" their biology.

Life after burns: ‘I use my scars and pain to help others’
12/4/2018 7:31:25 PM   Source : BBC Health
Svetlana Alekseeva was badly burned in a fire - now she's showing off her scars to inspire others like her.

Parental leave: The good, the bad and the unexpected
12/4/2018 7:06:35 PM   Source : BBC Health
Three parents share their very different experiences of staying home to look after their children.

'How I deal with having impostor syndrome'
12/4/2018 11:36:03 AM   Source : BBC Health
Readers respond to Michelle Obama's remarks on impostor syndrome and describe how they deal with it.

Surrogate mothers: 'I gave birth but it’s not my baby'
12/4/2018 5:48:11 AM   Source : BBC Health
Canada has become a hot destination for parents-to-be looking for 'altruistic surrogates' - women who give birth to babies they are not genetically related to and only charge expenses.

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.
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