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First dengue vaccine ‘shows promise’

11 July 2014 Last updated at 02:25 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Dengue fever can cause high temperatures, severe headaches and intense joint pain Scientists say they have developed the world’s first vaccine against dengue fever seen to … Continue reading

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Shortage in child mental health beds

11 July 2014 Last updated at 06:00 By Michael Buchanan Social affairs correspondent, BBC News There are too few beds for young people with serious mental health problems NHS England says it does not know how many hospital beds are … Continue reading

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Maternity closures due to shortages

11 July 2014 Last updated at 08:22 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Many NHS trusts in England had to shut their maternity units in the past year, with the most common reason being a lack of staff or … Continue reading

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EU court rejects new cannabis claim

10 July 2014 Last updated at 11:27 Laws on synthetic cannabinoids vary greatly from country to country The EU’s top court says designer drugs that mimic cannabis, which are already illegal in many countries, cannot be classed as medicinal. If … Continue reading

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Health warning over Ramadan fasting

10 July 2014 Last updated at 18:39 By Athar Ahmad BBC Asian Network Breaking the fast at the end of Ramadan in 2013 One of the UK’s leading Islamic groups says it is concerned that Muslims who fast during the … Continue reading

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HIV re-emerges in ‘cured’ US girl

10 July 2014 Last updated at 21:44 The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system A baby girl in the US born with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the … Continue reading

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VIDEO: PM and Miliband trade health statistics

Ed Miliband called for David Cameron to “correct the record” over the statistics used at last week’s prime minister’s questions about hospital waiting times. But Mr Cameron said he had been “absolutely right” in his figures, as the pair carried … Continue reading

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‘Remote control’ contraceptive chip

7 July 2014 Last updated at 17:42 By Dave Lee Technology reporter, BBC News The chip would need replacing every 16 years (chip pictured is not the one described in the article) A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled … Continue reading

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Fears raised ‘free NHS’ will end

10 July 2014 Last updated at 01:04 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Fears are being raised that the NHS in England will no longer be free at the point of use within 10 years. Nearly half of the … Continue reading

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Leukaemia test developed in Cardiff

8 July 2014 Last updated at 14:55 The type of leukaemia mostly affects people over 60 and is rare in the under-40s A test which predicts the prognosis for patients with one of the most common forms blood cancer has … Continue reading

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