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Measuring muscle gap 'helps players back on their feet'

BBC Health News - 22/06/2017
The technique was tested on Barcelona footballers and their prized muscles.

First NHS proton beam machine arrives at Christie hospital

BBC Health News - 22/06/2017
The arrival of the machine means patients will no longer have to go abroad for proton beam therapy.

Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom

BBC Health News - 22/06/2017
More must be done to protect young people from cosmetic procedure industry, a report says.

Peace at last

BBC Health News - 21/06/2017
Fifteen years ago there was no such thing as palliative care - care for the dying - in Mongolia. Now there is, thanks to Odontuya Davaasuren.

'You never think your baby is going to die'

BBC Health News - 21/06/2017
Kym Field's son died hours after birth due to a failure by medical staff to monitor his heart rate.

Century-old Parkinson's question answered

BBC Health News - 21/06/2017
Team find evidence the immune system is attacking the brain in Parkinson's.

Ninth avoidable baby death at NHS trust

BBC Health News - 21/06/2017
Maddison Jackson died in 2013 at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital after delays.

Queen's Speech: Ground laid for dropping 'dementia tax'

BBC Health News - 21/06/2017
Queen's Speech promises reform of social care, but stops short of spelling out how.

Cardiologist: Breast implants skew heart attack test

BBC Health News - 21/06/2017
Breast implants make it trickier to run tests that can help spot a possible heart attack, a cardiologist says.

Don't be scared to let animals on wards, say nurses

BBC Health News - 21/06/2017
Nurses are calling for more pets and therapy-animals to help patients recover on wards.

How to make labour wards safer

BBC Health News - 21/06/2017
Experts identify the actions needed by reviewing all recent baby deaths and injuries on UK maternity wards.

Safe sex revolution

BBC Health News - 20/06/2017
Amelia Martyn-Hemphill meets the man behind Thailand's safe sex revolution

Older fathers have 'geekier sons'

BBC Health News - 20/06/2017
They are more focused, intelligent and less bothered about fitting in, say scientists.

Warning as temperatures continue to rise across England

BBC Health News - 20/06/2017
The hottest day is likely to be on Wednesday, forecasters have warned.

The man on a prosthetic hand mission

BBC Health News - 20/06/2017
Nigel Ackland lost his arm in a factory accident in the UK, but now has one of the most sophisticated prosthetics in the world.

Cancer fraudster ordered to pay back £1 after £15,000 deception

BBC Health News - 20/06/2017
Kelsey Whitehead duped her employer into giving her more than £14,000 for her terminal cancer.

Sarah Fletcher overcomes anorexia to become mother

BBC Health News - 20/06/2017
After fighting eating disorders for 20 years, Sarah Fletcher says her baby has given her "something to live for".

Prisoners cover axed meals on wheels for the elderly

BBC Health News - 20/06/2017
Home-delivered meals for the elderly are cooked by prisoners after a council scraps the service.

Medicine information leaflets 'too scary', say experts

BBC Health News - 20/06/2017
A more balanced view of the benefits and potential side effects is being called for in a report.

'I was in their shoes - now I'm better'

BBC Health News - 20/06/2017
Lucy, 19, overcame an eating disorder and now helps others with the condition.