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Tuesday 18th June 2019


BBC Health

Lives 'destroyed by NHS eating disorder failures'

As more than a million people struggle with illnesses such as anorexia, two reports say more must be done.

Listeria outbreak: More affected hospitals named

Eight hospitals have reported cases of listeria linked to sandwiches and salads eaten by patients.

Hyponatraemia whistleblower and health service 'failed'

An inquiry came to the wrong conclusions over a whistleblower's hyponatraemia concerns, investigation finds.

Lyme disease has 'dominated' my life

Morven-May MacCallum speaks out as GPs are urged to be vigilant about the infection spread by ticks.

The 'brutal reality' for alcohol-damaged children

A new support service is launched to help families with children who were exposed to alcohol in the womb.

Theresa May calls for mental health to be priority

Tackling mental health problems needs 'urgent attention', says the prime minister.

Divorce likely to put weight on children, study finds

Study compared the weights of children whose parents had broken up with those whose parents had not.

End-of-life care not 'culturally competent'

A study hopes to boost the small number of black and Asian people using end-of-life care services.

Deadly Ebola outbreak 'not global threat'

But World Health Organization says it is an emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo and needs more funding.

The gay men breaking blood donation rules

The men believe who they have sex with should not prevent them from giving blood.

What does personalised medicine mean for you?

Technology is making it possible to tailor treatments to ever smaller groups of patients.

Contaminated blood: What caused the NHS scandal?

The infection of up to 30,000 people with contaminated blood is one of the biggest NHS scandals.

Barnsley mum: Neonatal herpes nearly took my baby

Ashleigh White’s son Noah became seriously ill after being infected with neonatal herpes.

Mastectomy: 'I got rid of my boobs aged 27 to save my life'

Hayley had a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of hereditary breast cancer.

Postpartum psychosis: 'I always feared I’d go mad, and when I had my son I did'

Jen Wight had a good job, was happily married and had just given birth to a baby boy. But then things started to go wrong.

'Our life savings are spent on care that should be free'

Vulnerable patients are missing out on NHS funding for care they are legally entitled to, it's claimed.

Trust me, I’m a disabled doctor

Limb loss, dyslexia and mental health difficulties - and that's just the medical staff.

Danniella Westbrook: Drug-free EastEnders star 'to train as therapist'

Danniella Westbrook says she is drug and alcohol-free for the first time in years.

BAME doctors more likely to be investigated than white ones

David Sellu tells his story as BBC figures suggest BAME doctors are proportionally more likely to be investigated than white doctors.

Prescription drugs sold illegally in Uganda

The BBC has uncovered evidence that prescription drugs have been taken out of circulation by health workers and sold on illegally.

'One tiny wound cost me my hand'

A firefighter tells how a training accident led to a four-year battle to save his injured hand.

Can cannabis treatments save my child?

Scottish parents are smuggling prescription cannabis into the country to give to their seriously ill children.

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