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Thursday, Feb 22

19

'Whatever the medication is doing, it's keeping me going'

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People with a history of depression tell the BBC about their experiences of taking anti-depressants

16

Warning over fake piercing magnet craze

BBC / Health

One 12-year-old boy had to have part of his bowel removed after swallowing the magnetic balls.

14

Consultants criticise 'catastrophic' rise in 12-hour A&E waits

BBC / Health

Hospital consultants warn over patient safety as the longest waits to be seen in emergency units rise.

09

India doctors remove world's 'largest brain tumour'

BBC / Asia

The patient had been living for three years with the 1.8kg tumour, which was larger than his head.

03

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work

BBC / UK

Scientists hail "good news for patients" as analysis finds 21 drugs reduce symptoms of depression.

Wednesday, Feb 21

18

Asthma inhalers recalled in device alert

BBC / Health

Specific batches of Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler do not deliver the full dose.

NHS 'dangerously' short of 100,000 staff

BBC / Health

Figures show one in 12 posts in England is unfilled - enough to staff 10 large hospitals.

16

Boozy brain

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What do we know about the risks of dementia from drinking alcohol?

15

Red wine compound 'could help tooth decay and gum disease fight'

BBC / Health

Polyphenols found in red wine helped fend off harmful bacteria in the mouth, a study finds.

14

Review ordered into epilepsy drug, vaginal mesh and Primodos

BBC / Health

The PM wants concerns over a pregnancy test, vaginal mesh implants and an epilepsy drug to be looked at.

13

Tool 'names and shames' hidden drug trials

BBC / Health

Institutions that fail to report the results of drug trials will be named on a new website.

02

Dishing the dirt

BBC.com

Lots of us use wipes to keep our kitchen surfaces clean. But is it worth it?

Tuesday, Feb 20

21

Cancer drugs could treat rare blood-vessel disorder

BBC / Health

Researchers have found the genetic cause of a blood-vessel disorder that can cause deadly bleeds and stroke. Scientists at University College London Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) who led the study,…

18

Alfie Evans: Sick toddler’s life support ‘can end’

BBC

Doctors can stop providing life support to Alfie Evans against his parents' wishes, a court rules.

15

Ambulance abuse note woman guilty

BBC / UK

Kirsty Sharman admits a public order offence after leaving a foul-mouthed note on an ambulance.

Further fall in hospital mortality rates

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New figures show there were 7,800 fewer deaths than expected among people being admitted to hospitals.

14

WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe

BBC / News

There was a four-fold increase in cases in 2017 compared with the previous year.

11

Lorde isn't here for unsolicited acne advice

BBC / Entertainment

The singer posted an Instagram story about the unhelpful things people say to acne sufferers like her.

09

NI mental health charities urge action over 'crisis'

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Charities say the situation is exacerbated by Northern Ireland's ongoing "political dysfunction".

08

Drink price law could lead addicts to drugs, says charity

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A proposed minimum price for alcohol could lead vulnerable homeless people to drugs, a charity suggests.

07

Dad wins claim to 13 surrogate-born children

BBC / Asia

The Japanese man can now pursue custody of 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers.

03

Ovarian cancer: Persistent tummy bloating can be sign, charity warns

BBC / Health

Only a third of women would see a doctor despite it being a major symptom, a survey suggests.

02

Debtors with mental health problems need 'breathing space'

BBC / Business

Charities say people with mental health problems should be given "breathing space" to sort out debts.

Monday, Feb 19

16

A third of UK adults 'underestimate calorie intake '

BBC / Health

A new analysis of the nation's diet reveals we are generally poor on judging how much we eat.

14

Great Ormond St may keep scandal charity cash

BBC / Business

Great Ormond Street Hospital had said it would return money donated by the Presidents Club charity.

13

Iceland's mooted circumcision ban sparks religious outrage

BBC / Europe

Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders condemned the move, calling it an attack on religious freedom.

09

Scientists offer hope over autism test

BBC / Health

Differences were found in blood proteins between children with and without autism, a study says.

How baby stroke survivors' brains adapt

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They use the right sides of their brain for language instead of the normal left side.

08

Inquiry call after Trudy Jones' cardiac arrest death

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Family of Trudy Jones want to find out why she became an unknowing participant in a drugs trial.

New clinic for victims of sexual violence

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Women who have been raped often cannot face going to the doctors for intimate examinations.