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Obama pushes for more Zika funding

Obama pushes for more Zika funding in US 21 May 2016 From the section US & Canada Image copyright AP Image caption The Zika virus is especially dangerous for pregnant women President Barack Obama has criticised the US Congress for … Continue reading

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The teenagers who poison themselves

The teenagers who poison themselves By Justin Parkinson BBC News Magazine 21 May 2016 From the section Magazine Image caption Jasmine has self-poisoned for the last two years The number of teenagers in the UK who self-harm by poisoning themselves … Continue reading

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VIDEO: ‘It’s scary and confusing having to travel’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Mental health patients forced to travel long distances for care 20 May 2016 Last updated at 15:09 BST Despite government promises that mental health services are no longer the poor relation within the … Continue reading

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Brazil Zika virus spreads to Africa

Zika virus strain ‘imported from the Americas’ to Africa 20 May 2016 From the section Health The Zika virus strain responsible for the outbreaks in Brazil has been detected in Africa for the first time, the World Health Organization says. … Continue reading

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Care ‘could suffer’ as NHS busts budget

Patients ‘could suffer’ as NHS trusts bust budgets By Nick Triggle Health correspondent 20 May 2016 From the section Health Patient care could start to suffer after hospitals and other NHS trusts in England overspent by a record £2.45bn last … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Jamie’s push for a global food revolution

Media playback is unsupported on your device Jamie Oliver’s push for a global food revolution 20 May 2016 Last updated at 09:56 BST Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has long been known for his campaign to improve children’s access to healthier … Continue reading

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More patients sent hundreds of miles

More mental health patients sent hundreds of miles By Michael Buchanan Social Affairs Correspondent, BBC News 20 May 2016 From the section Health Image caption Jessica was treated 170 miles from home Nearly 5,500 mental health patients in England had … Continue reading

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Are there still taboos around childbirth?

Are there still taboos around childbirth? By Prof Susan Wray Centre for Better Births, University of Liverpool 20 May 2016 From the section Health Image copyright Thinkstock Most of us know of a mother whose birth plan ended up in … Continue reading

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‘My brother was let down badly’

‘My brother’s brain injury was ignored because of dementia’ By Philippa Roxby Health reporter, BBC News 20 May 2016 From the section Health Image copyright George and Lilian Blewett Image caption Before the accident, Philip was an active person, living … Continue reading

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Clumsy teenage boys ‘can blame brain’

Clumsy teenage boys ‘can blame brain’ 20 May 2016 From the section Health Image copyright Thinkstock Scientists have come up with an explanation for why some teenage boys go through a clumsy phase. Research suggests the brain struggles to cope … Continue reading

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