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Talking openly
Dr Sara Kayat gives us her top tips for telling a partner or ex you have an STI. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost half of under-25s 'never use a condom with a new partner'
Public Health England launches a new campaign to get more people thinking about using condoms. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost half of under 25s 'never use a condom with a new partner'
Public Health England launches a new campaign to get more people thinking about using condoms. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents giving children alcohol too young, researchers say
Giving youngsters too many takeaways is also criticised as a health risk by the researchers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four Seasons Health Care gains breathing space
Four Seasons Health Care, which looks after 17,000 elderly residents, has secured its future for now. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joe Biden comforts John McCain's daughter over cancer
The ex-VP offers words of advice on the senator's cancer during an emotional TV talk show encounter. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS in England told to reveal avoidable deaths data
Most NHS trusts in England will publish information on deaths caused by failings in patient care by 2018. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Haemophilia patient: How gene therapy has changed my life
How pioneering gene therapy has given a haemophilia patient a new lease of life. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is size important when it comes to wine glasses?
If your wine was served in a smaller glass, would you drink less of it? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Haemophilia A trial results 'mind-blowing'
Doctors use gene therapy to correct the defect that causes haemophilia A. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Booze calculator
How does your drinking measure up to the average from countries around the world? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver surgeon Simon Bramhall marked initials on patients
Simon Bramhall admits marking his initials on the livers of two transplant patients. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is England a healthy nation?
From weight worries to smoking and drinking, the annual Health Survey for England provides a revealing insight into lifestyles. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hannah Witton: 'Why doesn't anyone wear condoms on TV?'
Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myles Bradbury: Victim 'destroyed’ by Addenbrooke's abuse doctor
The blood cancer specialist used a spy pen to take pictures of his victims and was jailed for 22 years. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cold weather and loneliness 'lethal in winter'
England's chief nurse urges people to look out for family, friends and neighbours to help save lives. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wearing a stoma
Natalie Toper tells her story of why she wears a stoma and how it has affected her daily life. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man flu 'a near-death experience'
We took to the streets of London to find out if you think 'man flu' is a real illness. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heat-not-burn tobacco 'is a health risk'
The new tobacco products are safer than cigarettes but not risk-free, say UK experts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shop vouchers could boost breastfeeding
A study suggests that offering shopping vouchers can increase breastfeeding among new mothers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel
The UN's drugs agency warns smuggling of the opioid tramadol, used by Boko Haram, must be stopped. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HIV positive man unable to become a commercial pilot
He said it was "utterly devastating" to discover that he could not join an airline's training scheme. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical assaults on ambulance staff at five-year high
There have been 21 attacks on ambulance staff in the Western Trust area in 2017. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trial set for woman accused of mistreating patients
Tracey Balantine is accused of mistreating three patients with mental health problems in County Antrim. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes nightmare: A hypoglycemic attack on air
When Alex Ritson's blood sugar dropped, he was glad his team at the BBC World Service knew what to do. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man searching for people with his rare cancer
Kevin O'Neill is one of 15 people in the world with malignant myopericytoma - and he wants to trace the others. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Motability car loss 'left me suicidal' says disabled man
Charlie Evans became depressed after his adapted car was taken away following benefit changes. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peppa Pig's GP visits copied by fans, says doctor
There are concerns the Pig family's inappropriate doctor calls encourage people to behave similarly. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'That's where the babies are suffering'
Are pro-life supporters standing outside abortion centres harassing women? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organ donation
What is it like to be a donor family, a recipient or to be on the waiting list for a transplant? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby Max spends first year in Southampton hospital
Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will change to organ donor rules mean more transplants?
The government is proposing a radical change by moving to a system of "presumed consent" in England. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mesh risks not passed on to doctors
A major medical company failed to tell doctors the full extent of some of the risks posed by mesh implants. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Londoners given GP access over weekends and evenings
An extra 75,000 appointments are available across the capital each month. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paying mothers incentivises breastfeeding, study finds
More than 10,000 new mums were offered up to £200 in shopping vouchers as encouragement to breastfeed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report recommends social care packages are means-tested
It also says the social care workforce is "exploited" and should be paid the living wage. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major NHS trust put in special measures
Health regulator NHS Improvement announces the step after trust chairman, Lord Kerslake, resigns. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease
Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How giraffes helped Poppy Campbell find her voice
An encounter with giraffes at a safari park broke months of silence from little Poppy Campbell. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby loss
It is hoped the exhibition will help break the silence around stillbirth and miscarriage. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organ donation: Views sought on new approach
The draft policy has been designed to get families talking about donations and consent. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lactalis baby milk in global recall over salmonella fears
Britain and China are among the countries affected by the recall of baby milk formula products. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global recall of Lactalis baby milk over salmonella fears
Britain and China are among the countries affected by the recall of baby milk formula products. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lord Kerslake resigns in NHS funding protest
The House of Lord peer says the government is unrealistic about the challenges facing the NHS. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lord Kerslake resigns as King's College Hospital Trust chair
The House of Lord peer says the government is unrealistic about the challenges facing the NHS. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teachers call for ban on energy drinks in schools
A teaching union compares energy drinks to “legal highs” and says pupils are consuming them in “excessive quantities.” (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccination plea after Halesworth boy's meningitis death
The parents of a boy, six, who died from meningitis B have called on all children to be vaccinated. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaginal mesh ban 'a retrograde step', surgeons say
Many women benefit from the use of vaginal mesh and they should have a choice, surgeons say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mum campaigns for disabled toilets with selfies on the loo
A mum is taking photos of herself on the loo to campaign for disabled toilet facilities. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Pimp My Zimmer' reduces falls
Care home residents in Wales have been decorating their Zimmer frames to make them more identifiable. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news