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Women have 1.9 children on average, a record low

BBC Health News - 24/11/2017
Women in England and Wales are having 1.9 children on average, fewer than their mothers who had 2.2 children.

Are mince pies too boozy for children?

BBC Health News - 24/11/2017
A woman was asked for ID over a mince pie - so how much alcohol is in the festive treats and are they OK for kids?

Out of the blue

BBC Health News - 24/11/2017
Neil Ferguson was a sporty 13-year-old when a stroke left him suffering from paralysis and speech problems.

Virtual reality used during cystic fibrosis treatment

BBC Health News - 24/11/2017
Cystic fibrosis patients can now use virtual reality safaris to distract them from treatment.

Budget blank

BBC Health News - 24/11/2017
After two decades of reports and reviews what's changed in social care in England?

Simon Dobbin: Brain-damaged fan gets BBC DIY SOS build

BBC Health News - 24/11/2017
Simon Dobbin's home was transformed as part of the BBC television show.

'I'm not going to listen to you any more'

BBC Health News - 24/11/2017
How avatar therapy is helping people stand up to schizophrenic voices by giving them a face.

Avatar therapy 'reduces power of schizophrenia voices'

BBC Health News - 24/11/2017
Patients became less distressed and heard voices less often compared with those who had counselling.

Norwich hospital begging to patients for donations, MP says

BBC Health News - 23/11/2017
The hospital trust is adding a plea on patient appointment letters for donations towards equipment.

Rita Ora's egg freezing in early 20s 'a positive move,' doctors say

BBC Health News - 23/11/2017
The singer, now 26, said she had the procedure done as she "always wanted a big family".

Single cancer waiting times target set for NHS Wales

BBC Health News - 23/11/2017
Better and quicker cancer care for patients is the aim from a single treatment route and target.

London's first Aids ward

BBC Health News - 23/11/2017
Gideon Mendel's emotional photos of patients at the end of their lives.

Online GP consultation 'of limited use', study finds

BBC Health News - 23/11/2017
A study of a pilot scheme finds there were two online consultations per 1,000 patients.

Three cups of coffee a day 'may have health benefits'

BBC Health News - 23/11/2017
But there is no reason to start drinking coffee for health reasons, the BMJ study found.

Counting the cost of the tampon tax

BBC Health News - 23/11/2017
What have you spent on tampons in your life, and how much of that goes to the government?

Anne Wafula-Strike: Paralympian wins train toilet payout

BBC Health News - 22/11/2017
Anne Wafula-Strike was on a three-hour train journey with an out-of-order accessible loo.

NHS Budget plan not enough, say bosses

BBC Health News - 22/11/2017
Health leaders warn tough choices will have to be made despite the chancellor's promise of extra money.

Budget 2017: Chancellor on funding for NHS in England

BBC Health News - 22/11/2017
Philip Hammond says "we will always back it" and more patients were being treated by the NHS in England.

Choice of tipple 'determines different moods'

BBC Health News - 22/11/2017
Spirits may make you angry or tearful, while red wine or beer may make you relax, research says.

Risky behaviour

BBC Health News - 21/11/2017
The biohacker movement wants to cure disease without the help of government or big companies