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Aids deaths halve as more get drugs

BBC Health News - 20/07/2017
One million people died from Aids last year, according to UNAids.

Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says

BBC Health News - 20/07/2017
They include hearing loss, smoking, and not finishing secondary education, a study says.

'Too many' patients locked in for mental health care

BBC Health News - 20/07/2017
England's health regulator says a high proportion of people should be cared for closer to home.

Preventing dementia: Nine tips that could help you stay sharp

BBC Health News - 20/07/2017
It often presents in old age but there are steps you can take before then to keep your brain healthy.

Why bar staff will not serve Afghanistan veteran

BBC Health News - 20/07/2017
Could a brain injury identity card help a former soldier who gets refused service in bars?

Tobacco firms 'hamper anti-smoking push'

BBC Health News - 19/07/2017
Countries covering two thirds of the world's population now have measures in place to encourage people to stop smoking.

Births to foreign-born mothers hit 28% in England and Wales

BBC Health News - 19/07/2017
This figure has been on the rise since 1990 in England and Wales, official data shows.

Plan not to give HPV vaccine to boys causes concern

BBC Health News - 19/07/2017
Decision not to vaccinate boys against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection attracts fierce criticism.

Pay row threatens overnight care for vulnerable

BBC Health News - 19/07/2017
The back pay bill for carers who sleep overnight at people's homes could be as high as £400m.

Zion Harvey: Double hand transplant boy plays baseball

BBC Health News - 19/07/2017
World's first double hand transplant child continues to show improvement two years on.

Let me die

BBC Health News - 19/07/2017
Adam Maier-Clayton had a condition which caused his body to feel severe physical pain. He fought for the right to die in Canada.

Boy receives first double-hand transplant

BBC Health News - 18/07/2017
The first child to undergo a double hand transplant can now manage an array of dexterous tasks.

Vaginal mesh implant patients meet MPs

BBC Health News - 18/07/2017
About 60 women and their families meet with a group of MPs to discuss the issue.

Parents take drug fight to High Court

BBC Health News - 18/07/2017
'David' has a rare condition but the NHS refuses to pay for a treatment that could help him.

Helping hands

BBC Health News - 18/07/2017
A pilot scheme being run in the north east of England aims to put refugee doctors back to work and cover NHS shortages.

England 'on track' to stamp out smoking

BBC Health News - 18/07/2017
Government sets out ambitious target to get remaining smokers to quit.

London paramedic has liquid thrown in face by masked men

BBC Health News - 18/07/2017
She was flagged down by three men who appeared to be in distress before being attacked.

Life expectancy rises 'grinding to halt' in England

BBC Health News - 18/07/2017
Leading health expert says he is "deeply concerned" and austerity may be to blame.

Republican attempts to replace Obamacare fail

BBC Health News - 18/07/2017
President Trump made Obamacare repeal a key campaign pledge but Republican efforts have foundered.

North Carolina man cheats death after 40 minutes with no pulse

BBC Health News - 18/07/2017
Two police officers conducted CPR until the 36-year-old father-of-three's pulse returned.