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Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations to begin in DR Congo

BBC Health News Feed - 38 min 49 sec ago
Some 4,000 vaccines will be used to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 25 people.
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‘My hip replacement left me in constant pain'

BBC Health News Feed - 3 hours 27 min ago
More than 300 people have taken the manufacturers of allegedly faulty hip replacements to the High Court.
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Exercising regularly 'can keep heart and arteries young'

BBC Health News Feed - 3 hours 30 min ago
Four to five sessions a week are needed to stop the main arteries to the heart from furring up.
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Period power brings free sanitary towels to school

BBC Health News Feed - 8 hours 21 min ago
Pupils at a school where free sanitary products are available tackle the stigma around periods.
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Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 22:36
Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say.
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Comfort box gives Norfolk cancer patients a 'little lift'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 00:26
The kindness in a box that is making a huge difference to women undergoing chemotherapy.
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Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 00:25
Is when we eat clashing with our circadian rhythms and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health?
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Mental Health Awareness Week: 'My camera helped me beat anxiety'

BBC Health News Feed - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 00:07
A photographer's portraits of strangers helped him to overcome his mental health problems.
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How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 14:00
As a man dies from an exploding vape pen, we ask how dangerous are the devices?
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The little girl who can't enjoy the summer

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:58
Seven-year-old Harper Mitchell Hyslop has rare lung condition which makes it difficult to be in any heat.
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DR Congo Ebola outbreak: WHO in emergency talks as cases spread

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 01:53
The World Health Organization mulls a wider response as an outbreak in DR Congo spreads to a city.
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Growing resistance to antifungal drugs 'a global issue'

BBC Health News Feed - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 00:28
Scientists warn this could lead to more outbreaks of disease and affect people who are already ill.
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Reality Check

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:40
A hospice charity wants people to talk more about dying and bereavement.
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Singapore's measures to reduce short-sightedness

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:42
As global rates of short-sightedness - or myopia - increase around the world, Singapore is hoping to buck the trend with three simple but innovative solutions.
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Young encouraged to speak out over mental health

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:07
"Mental health is really hard to express in words" - one of the reasons See Me Scotland is launching a survey about young people's mental health.
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Mum wants postnatal depression awareness after dad's suicide

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:17
Vicky Clayton cannot give her son the thing he wants most in the world - his dad.
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Chorley and Royal Preston hospitals on high alert almost '6 out of 7 days'

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:59
The rest of the north west had 32 high alerts compared to 169 at Chorley and Preston hospitals.
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DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:03
Forty-two people have now been infected and 23 people are known to have died.
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Vape pen explosion pierces Florida man's cranium killing him

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:44
The Florida man's death is believed to be the first in the US caused by a vape pen.
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US birth rates drop to lowest since 1987

BBC Health News Feed - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:08
Births decreased among young women and teenagers but increased among those aged between 40 and 44.
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