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Thursday, Aug 16

18

Lena Dunham marks nine months since hysterectomy

BBC / Health

It has been nine months since the actress had a total hysterectomy to remove her womb.

09

Opt-out donation plan 'will not increase donors'

BBC / Health

It is harder to judge the deceased's wishes if there is no free choice in the decision, a study claims.

07

Liver transplants 'may be unnecessary thanks to new drug treatment'

BBC / Health

A cancer drug can unlock the liver's ability to regenerate, early stage research suggests.

06

Sick babies at risk from lack of breathing tube monitoring

BBC / Health

Half of neonatal units lack equipment to check babies are breathing properly, a study suggests.

Wednesday, Aug 15

16

No wrinkles as Superdrug offers Botox

BBC / Health

It comes after Superdrug said it would start offering the treatment in one of its stores.

14

Judge throws out Scotland abortion pill challenge

BBC / UK

A legal challenge against letting women take abortion pills at home in Scotland is thrown out.

10

Effects of psychedelic DMT 'similar to near-death experiences'

BBC / Health

Near-death experiences are caused by changes in how the brain operates, say researchers.

Cystic fibrosis boy, 8, urges firm to lower Orkambi drug price

BBC / Health

Luis Walker, 8, wrote to Vertex Pharmaceuticals saying Orkambi would make him "feel much better".

06

Toilet break

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A BBC map helps you find out how many public toilets have been cut in your area.

03

How the humble cabbage can stop cancers

BBC / Health

Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer.

02

Baby boxes accepted by 85% of Scottish parents

BBC / Health

In the first year of the programme 52,065 baby boxes were gifted to parents of newborns.

Tuesday, Aug 14

18

Babies in prams 'exposed to more pollution'

BBC / Health

Infants in prams can be exposed to up to 60% more pollution than adults, a study finds.

15

Adele spotted my postpartum psychosis

BBC / UK

Adele has posted an Instagram message supporting her best friend who's recovering from postpartum psychosis.

10

The radio 'saved my little girl's life'

BBC / Health

A large trial in Burkina Faso suggests listening to the radio could improve child health.

05

Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'

BBC / Health

E-cigarette vapour disables important immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation.

Monday, Aug 13

19

Struck-off Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba wins appeal to work again

BBC / UK

Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of a young boy.

11

Troubles victims' mental health 'epidemic'

BBC / Health

A victims' group calls for support after a study highlights suicide attempts following terrorist incidents.

Essure sterilisation device: Australian women to launch lawsuit

BBC / Health

The women say the Essure implant may have caused wide-ranging problems, including chronic pain.

Sunday, Aug 12

Norfolk hospital plans 'in-patient' care at home

BBC / Health

Up to 30 patients living near the hospital could be treated at home in bid to ease winter pressures.

Saturday, Aug 11

14

Weedkiller glyphosate 'doesn't cause cancer' - Bayer

BBC / News

The new owner of the Monsanto group insists glyphosate use is safe despite a cancer payout.

Friday, Aug 10

15

Bowel cancer screening to start earlier at age 50 in England

BBC / Health

This will lower the starting age by 10 years in some areas and bring England in line with Scotland.

04

Panic in Birmingham

BBC / Health

How did British medical worker Janet Parker become the world's last victim of smallpox?

Thursday, Aug 9

19

Gel and acrylic nails allergy warning

BBC / Health

When applied at home or by untrained nail technicians, reactions can occur, skin experts say.

The unpleasant reason men navigate better than women

BBC / Health

Scientists show innate ability is not the explanation for men navigating better than women.

13

Heatwave blamed for record A&E attendances in England

BBC / UK

A&E attendances in England in July were at the highest level since records began in 2010.

03

Amin Abdullah: Nurse who set himself on fire 'unfairly dismissed'

BBC / UK

Amin Abdullah set himself on fire outside Kensington Palace after losing his "dream job".

02

The troubled 29-year-old helped to die by Dutch doctors

BBC.com

In January Aurelia Brouwers drank poison supplied by a doctor and lay down to die. She was 29.

Ditching tight pants 'improves sperm count'

BBC / Health

Could cooler testicles make for better swimming sperm - and more of them?

Regular exercise 'best for mental health'

BBC / Health

Exercising three to five times a week helps improved wellbeing over a month, US research finds.

Wednesday, Aug 8

23

Footballer heart risk underestimated, says medical study

BBC / Health

Doctors say deaths are still rare but we need to open our eyes to the risk.