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Genetic clues to age of first period

24 July 2014 Last updated at 08:09 By Helen Briggs Health editor, BBC News website Most girls start their periods between eight and 14 The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists. … Continue reading

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Paracetamol for back pain questioned

24 July 2014 Last updated at 00:55 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Low back pain affects 44% of the UK population and many millions of people worldwide Paracetamol used to treat acute lower back pain is no better … Continue reading

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‘Casual attitude’ to vCJD warning

24 July 2014 Last updated at 00:38 A brown mass of protein caused by prions leads to brain tissue becoming spongy and destroying nerve cells The government has developed a “casual attitude” to the human form of “mad cow disease”, … Continue reading

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Quarantine over China plague death

23 July 2014 Last updated at 07:47 Plague affects wild rodents and is then spread by fleas Part of a city in north-west China has been sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of … Continue reading

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Indian boy has 232 teeth removed

23 July 2014 Last updated at 17:23 Ashik Gavai is seen here after the operation, with the teeth that were removed Doctors in India have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation. Ashik … Continue reading

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NHS ‘should work more with hospices’

23 July 2014 Last updated at 09:29 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Hospices could play a greater role in end-of-life care and stop hospitals being the “default option”, says former Tory party leader Lord Howard. About half of … Continue reading

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NHS tests ‘plaster’ patient-monitor

22 July 2014 Last updated at 06:01 By Adam Brimelow Health Correspondent, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Adam Brimelow explains how the patch works. The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch. … Continue reading

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‘Exciting’ drug flushes out HIV

22 July 2014 Last updated at 05:31 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Scientists say they have made an “exciting” step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of hiding. HIV can become part of someone’s DNA … Continue reading

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NHS staff balloted over strike action

22 July 2014 Last updated at 16:28 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay. Unison, the Royal … Continue reading

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‘Large gene find in schizophrenia’

22 July 2014 Last updated at 04:48 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter Researchers from more than 30 countries investigated the genes linked to schizophrenia Scientists have uncovered 80 previously unknown genes which may put people at risk of developing schizophrenia, … Continue reading

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