BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
Crowdfunded cancer treatments - do they work?
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 07:50:50 GMT
Experts are concerned vulnerable patients are being exploited.
Why is IVF so popular in Denmark?
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:51:05 GMT
It has the biggest proportion of babies born through assisted reproductive technology in the world.
Laxative sales may be restricted under government review
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:51:50 GMT
The government is considering action amid fears they are being abused by people with eating disorders.
Stalled Royal Liverpool Hospital PFI deal could be ditched
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:52:15 GMT
Work on the Royal Liverpool Hospital stopped following the collapse of construction giant Carillion.
Obesity 'to be linked to more female cancers' than smoking
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:39:54 GMT
Cancer Research UK predicts excess weight will be linked to more cancers in women than tobacco in 25 years.
EpiPen shortage 'worrying' for people with allergies
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:56:19 GMT
Limited supplies have meant long waits for some people to get the potentially life-saving drug.
Contaminated blood scandal inquiry is 'too little, too late'
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 02:39:10 GMT
Barbara's husband was a victim of the contaminated blood scandal that left nearly 3,000 people dead.
'I gave birth, and got Hepatitis C'
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:44:12 GMT
When Jackie Britton was given a blood transfusion during childbirth, it could have killed her.
Making sure you get the right type of calorie
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:01:12 GMT
Meet the latest dietary idea being used in the battle against the bulge - the "quality" calorie.
Electrical implant helps paralysed people to walk again
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 19:46:07 GMT
Three paralysed patients are able to walk after an electrical patch is fitted to their spinal cords.
Is being vegan better for the environment?
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:20:19 GMT
An increasing number of people are choosing the plant-based diet.
London knife crime: Can Chicago's model cure the violence?
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 01:00:14 GMT
London is following Chicago's lead in tackling violent crime like it is an infectious disease.
Life as a young dementia carer
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:38:19 GMT
Krastan Antonov, 24, wants to remain working as a carer despite better paid jobs being available.
Will 'Modicare' be a success in India?
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 09:15:12 GMT
India has launched its new flagship health insurance scheme, dubbed "Modicare".
Contaminated blood scandal: Inquiry 'must uncover truth'
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:41:16 GMT
Inquiry hears emotional testimonies by people caught up in the "worst-ever NHS treatment disaster".
Life as a medical photographer at Addenbrooke's Hospital
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:44:05 GMT
See what life is like as a medical photographer at a city hospital.
Why I'm happy 'living flat' after breast cancer
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:10:01 GMT
Juliet, who blogs about her recovery from cancer, explains why she didnít want breast reconstruction after her mastectomy.
How can you get enough iron from your diet?
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 23:19:43 GMT
How can you ensure you're getting the iron you need from your food, without eating too much red meat?
Gene editing wipes out mosquitoes in the lab
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:57:14 GMT
Researchers have used gene editing to completely eliminate populations of mosquitoes in the lab.
Mental health: Five hour journey for anorexia help
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:51:29 GMT
One teenage girl has to travel five hours to London to get treatment for anorexia due to a lack of Welsh services.
Dentists call for pudding and sweet soft drinks ban in schools
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:30:30 GMT
Dentists are asking the Scottish government for a "bolder approach" on healthy food choices in schools.
'We're in love but never have sex'
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:48:38 GMT
A survey of 2,000 Mumsnet and Gransnet users finds 29% have had sex fewer than 10 times in the past year.
'I've performed 23,000 post-mortems'
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:10:37 GMT
Dr Richard Shepherd has examined evidence from 9/11 and 7/7 terror attacks, and the death of Stephen Lawrence.
Life expectancy progress in UK 'stops for first time'
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:36:13 GMT
Improvements have ground to a halt for the first time since records began, in 1982, ONS data shows.
NHS to save 'hundreds of millions' in landmark drug ruling in England
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:05:09 GMT
Two drug companies were trying to stop doctors offering a cheaper eye treatment.
'We haven't had sex in three years'
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:44:53 GMT
A survey of 2,000 Mumsnet and Gransnet users finds 29% have had sex fewer than 11 times in the past year.
Women harassed after seeking sperm donors online
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:13:38 GMT
One woman says a potential donor turned out to be married and had undergone a vasectomy.
Changing the lives of people with dementia
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:32:14 GMT
Confronting the stigma and isolation people with dementia face in some communities around the world.
How to help a friend who's struggling with mental health
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:46:32 GMT
Mental health nurse Laura Nuttall says encouraging them to see a GP is a "great stepping stone".
Cruise ship rescue: How to survive for 10 hours in the water
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:35:54 GMT
Warm water, a calm head and being a woman can all work in your favour.
Making Australia care about 'silent epidemic'
Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:05:30 GMT
Syl Freedman's petition for an endometriosis drug went viral - then she helped to change policy.
King's Lynn QE Hospital may suspend some surgery
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:38:59 GMT
The hospital was placed in special measures by inspectors who said patients were discharged too soon.
New cancer machine treats first patient in UK
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:05:25 GMT
A pioneering new machine allows doctors to see tumours as they administer radiotherapy to them.
Child mental health: Camhs 'not fit for purpose'
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:10:22 GMT
Families say children have to be suicidal before they receive help.