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Thursday, Oct 18

19

'Mad cow disease': What is BSE?

www.bbc.co.uk

An explanation of the disease - after a case of BSE is confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire.

17

EpiPen shortage: Chemists told to quiz parents on children's need

BBC / Health

The guidance from NHS England relates to devices for children who weigh less than 25kg (four stone).

Wakefield's Pinderfields Hospital smokers shamed via loudspeaker

BBC

Hospital users are encouraged to activate the announcements when they see someone smoking on site.

03

Baby box safety doubts raised by experts

BBC / UK

They say babies should only sleep in them temporarily, with cots and Moses baskets thought to be safer.

02

Food allergies: What a severe reaction feels like

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What having a severe nut allergy feels like and how navigating the daily risks affects your life.

Wednesday, Oct 17

21

Length of ring and index fingers 'linked to sexuality'

BBC / Health

Women whose left index and ring fingers are different lengths are more likely to be lesbians, a study suggests.

20

Contaminated blood victims 'on the breadline'

BBC / Health

Chairman of public inquiry calls on the government to take decisive action over financial support.

18

Mystery donor gives thousands to ill Shropshire boy

BBC / UK

Zac Oliver will now head to the United State for cancer treatment.

16

Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational cannabis

BBC

The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use.

'Miracle' baby whose heart stopped for 22 minutes turns one

BBC / Health

Doctors say Lacey's recovery is remarkable and defies the odds - and she should live a normal life.

02

Self-lubricating condom designed to reduce infections

BBC / Health

Scientists hope it'll make condoms easier to use and cut rates of sexually transmitted infections.

I woke up unable to speak English

BBC.com

Hannah Jenkins survived a cycling accident - but woke up no longer being able to understand English.

Tuesday, Oct 16

19

Women told they aren't thin enough for eating disorder treatment, MPs told

BBC / Health

MPs debating the stigma surrounding eating disorders say the "medical profession are failing patients with eating disorders".

16

Winter deaths in Scotland at highest level in 18 years

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More than 23,000 people died last winter as Scotland experienced its worst flu outbreak in seven years.

14

Bill Turnbull: Chemo treatment 'unbearable'

BBC / Health

The presenter says he watched all 67 episodes of Game of Thrones "to pass the time" during treatment.

13

I saved my dad's life

BBC / Health

When his dad collapsed, Aaron Groves says the training he got as a scout made all the difference.

11

'Concerns' raised about jailed surgeon Sudip Sarker

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An inquest is being held into the deaths of three patients of Sudip Sarker who was jailed earlier this year.

Monday, Oct 15

20

Which? testing reveals 'unsafe' child stair gates

BBC

Consumer group Which? urges parents not to use three models of stair gates, saying they could be unsafe.

19

Crackdown on painkillers amid addiction fears

BBC / Health

Pregabalin and gabapentin to be reclassified as class C drugs from April, the government announces.

11

Children 'should be weighed up to age 18', report says

BBC / Health

A report by child health experts warns England is falling behind other countries unless policies change.

Dance lessons for the lonely - on NHS

BBC / Health

GPs in England are to prescribe "social" activities, such as dance and cookery lessons, to tackle loneliness.

02

Baby 'buried a world away'

BBC / Health

Chioma Udeogu's daughter Favour was stillborn after failings on a Welsh maternity ward.

Sunday, Oct 14

12

New checks to crack down on free prescription fraud

BBC / Health

Checking eligibility before drugs are issued could halve false claims in England, the government says.

Saturday, Oct 13

02

Terminal breast cancer patients 'abandoned' in nurse shortage

BBC / UK

Thousands of incurable cancer patients are "being denied a dedicated specialist nurse".

Friday, Oct 12

15

C-section births surge to 'alarming' rates worldwide - study

BBC / News

A doubling in worldwide cases of the birth procedure in 15 years is "unjustified", a study says.

14

Princess Eugenie ties the knot

BBC / UK

The Queen's granddaughter marries her long-term partner in front of royals and celebrities in Windsor.

13

Princess Eugenie: 'I wanted my wedding dress to show my scar'

BBC

Princess Eugenie had major surgery on her back as a child.

07

NHS waste scandal firm has been 'vilified', boss says

BBC / UK

It comes after Healthcare Environmental Services was stripped of NHS waste handling contracts.

02

Age boys start puberty 'linked to mothers'

BBC / Health

The age at which boys begin puberty is linked to when their mothers started having periods, a study suggests.

Thursday, Oct 11

20

Doctors can prescribe medical cannabis from November in UK

BBC / Health

The move follows an outcry over two young epilepsy sufferers being denied access to cannabis oil.