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Caesarean birth might increase obesity risk, says study

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 12:29
Babies born by Caesarean section are more likely to become obese in later years, a large study suggests.

Southern Health: New job for ex-boss Katrina Percy 'did not exist'

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 09:23
The chief executive who resigned as the head of a troubled mental health trust had a new job created for her worth £240,000 a year, the BBC learns.

Period piece

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:50
There are many who believe that women's periods sync together when they live in close proximity. But could it just be down to chance?

Oesophageal cancer tests raise hopes for earlier detection

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:35
UK researchers are developing ways to spot the early signs of oesophageal cancer, which is often not detected until its advanced stages.

NHS: Jeremy Hunt to announce new online 111 services

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 00:34
Patients in England will soon be able to enter symptoms online and get tailored advice or a call back from a health professional, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will say.

First face transplant patient Isabelle Dinoire dies in France

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 16:52
The first-ever person to receive a face transplant, Frenchwoman Isabelle Dinoire, dies of cancer 11 years after her pioneering surgery.

WHO strengthens Zika safe sex guidance

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 16:34
Men and women returning from any area where the Zika is circulating should practice safe sex for at least six months to avoid the risk of spreading the disease, says the World Health Organization.

Swedish Nobel judges fired in Karolinska medical scandal

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 16:05
Two judges are asked to leave a Swedish panel that picks the Nobel prize for medicine in a scandal over a disgraced Italian transplant surgeon.

Fashion designers 'must make sample sizes bigger'

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 13:54
Designers at London Fashion Week should show at least two sample sizes, one of which must be a UK size 12 or above, the Women's Equality Party (WEP) says.

Most kids' lunchboxes still unhealthy, research suggests

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 10:31
Fewer than two in 100 packed lunches in primary schools meet government nutritional standards, new research suggests.

Gene-editing method shrinks cancer

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 10:00
Scientists have successfully used a gene-editing tool called Crispr to stunt tumour growth in mice.

'Bionic' woman faces Great North Run challenge

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 02:00
A paralysed woman who completed the London Marathon in a "bionic" suit sets her sights on completing the Great North Run.

Eye food

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 01:13
Many people suffer declining eyesight as they get older, but is there something we can eat to improve it, asks Michael Mosley.

Doctors urged to offer 'exercise outdoors' prescriptions

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 00:46
Doctors should offer overweight patients "green space" prescriptions to get them exercising outdoors, says the Local Government Association.

Dirty labs

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 00:40
BBC's undercover reporter shown Breaking Bad style lab making 'legal high' drugs to send to the UK.

Could air pollution cause brain damage?

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 23:26
New research suggests air pollution could be contributing to diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Vitamin D 'significantly reduces severe asthma attacks'

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 22:04
Taking vitamin D supplements in addition to asthma medication appears to reduce the risk of severe asthma attacks, a review of evidence suggests.

Child dies in E. coli bug outbreak linked to blue cheese

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 17:55
A child dies following an outbreak of the E. coli O157 bug in Scotland, health officials confirm.

Next week's junior doctors' strike off

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 16:40
The junior doctors' strike due to take place in England next week has been called, off but further walkouts are not suspended.

German boy, nine, saves young brother in Korbach pool

Mon, 09/05/2016 - 15:12
A nine-year-old German boy is hailed as a hero for resuscitating his two-year-old brother after he fell into a family swimming pool.


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