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Nicotine device ‘medically approved’

12 September 2014 Last updated at 14:46 The device may soon be available on prescription A nicotine inhaler which closely resembles a cigarette is the first product of its kind to be licensed as a medicine in the UK. The … Continue reading

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Botox ‘stunts emotional growth’

13 September 2014 Last updated at 01:44 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Botox is the most well-known version of this drug and is made using a toxic protein Giving young people Botox treatment may restrict their emotional growth, … Continue reading

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Trade talks ‘should include health’

13 September 2014 Last updated at 01:40 By Hugh Pym BBC health editor Pharmaceutical companies’ interests need to be protected, say ministers Major trade talks between the US and EU must not exclude healthcare, a UK health minister has said. … Continue reading

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Sibling bullying ups depression risk

8 September 2014 Last updated at 05:00 Most children who were bullied by a sibling said it started at about the age of eight Being bullied regularly by a sibling could put children at risk of depression when they are … Continue reading

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Make mental health ‘bigger priority’

9 September 2014 Last updated at 08:54 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Society has not recognised the prevalence of mental ill health, says Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies … Continue reading

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E-cigs refills ‘threat to children’

9 September 2014 Last updated at 00:02 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Parents need to keep electronic cigarette refills away from young children because of the risk of poisoning, doctors in Birmingham say. They issued the warning, … Continue reading

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Call to end NHS-social care divide

4 September 2014 Last updated at 00:38 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News The NHS and social-care systems in England should be merged in the most radical overhaul since the 1940s, an independent review says. Currently the NHS is … Continue reading

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Suicide death ‘every 40 seconds’

4 September 2014 Last updated at 14:24 Somebody dies by taking their own life every 40 seconds, according to a significant report by the World Health Organization (WHO). It said suicide was a “major public health problem” that was too … Continue reading

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Ebola death toll exceeds 1,900

4 September 2014 Last updated at 15:07 The outbreak has brought cases to five countries in West Africa More than 1,900 people have now died in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. There have been 3,500 … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Are e-cigarettes safe?

Inside Out goes to the lab to investigate what is in e-cigarettes while unwrapping the arguments surrounding them. Are they beneficial in areas like the north-east of England, where smoking rates are higher than anywhere else in the country, or … Continue reading

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