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New mental health rights proposed

6 March 2015 Last updated at 10:02 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. One mother explains how she has been left out of decisions made about her son Proposals to give more rights to people with learning … Continue reading

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Disrupting chemicals ‘cost billions’

6 March 2015 Last updated at 03:34 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website, San Diego Pesticides can block and mimic the function of human hormones Common chemicals that disrupt human hormones could be costing more than €150bn ($165.4bn; … Continue reading

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End ‘fixation’ with A&E wait target

6 March 2015 Last updated at 00:28 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News The four-hour AE waiting time target should be downgraded as it is distorting priorities, experts say. The call by the Nuffield Trust comes as one of … Continue reading

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VIDEO: App guides blind people on the Tube

The problems of navigating public transport for blind and partially-sighted people could soon become a thing of the past. The BBC’s health editor Hugh Pym has been given exclusive access to a new trial on the London Underground to help … Continue reading

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Liberia releases last Ebola patient

5 March 2015 Last updated at 13:36 Ms Yardolo said she was “one of the happiest persons on earth” after being discharged Liberia has released its last Ebola patient after going a week without any new cases of the virus, … Continue reading

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Prisons face smoking ban prosecution

5 March 2015 Last updated at 16:50 Prison guards and inmates could face prosecution for flouting smoking ban laws in communal prison areas after a High Court ruling. The ruling was made after one inmate brought a case complaining about … Continue reading

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Hospital crisis hit 900 operations

5 March 2015 Last updated at 05:17 In Gloucestershire 436 operations were cancelled More than 900 patients in the West of England had surgery cancelled for non-medical reasons at the start of 2015. Nearly half of those – 436 – … Continue reading

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Billions ‘have untreated tooth decay’

5 March 2015 Last updated at 00:48 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter More than 2.4bn people have untreated tooth decay across the globe, a study in the Journal of Dental Research suggests. Experts say it is alarming it has been … Continue reading

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Plumbers ‘should report cold homes’

5 March 2015 Last updated at 00:48 Plumbers and heating engineers should join with GPs and care staff in tackling problems caused by cold homes, health experts say. There are around 24,000 excess winter deaths each year, while many more … Continue reading

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Ebola nations ‘need huge aid plan’

3 March 2015 Last updated at 16:49 The infection rate is significantly lower – but the fight is not yet over Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called for a “Marshall Plan” for the Ebola-affected countries of West Africa. She … Continue reading

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