BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

16/01/2018 11:31 AM
Revolution in health and social care urged in Wales
There is an appetite for bold changes in the NHS and social care in Wales, says an expert review.

16/01/2018 10:38 AM
Cost legacy of decades-old NHS blunders begins to rise
Experts say maternity wards are still making the same "avoidable errors".

16/01/2018 10:17 AM
Scottish NHS waiting times performance at new low
The latest weekly figures showed that 77.9% of patients were dealt with within the four-hour target time.

16/01/2018 01:14 AM
'Staggering' trade in fake degrees revealed
Doctors and a defence contractor are among those buying bogus qualifications, a BBC probe finds.

16/01/2018 01:06 AM
Man ruptures throat by stifling a sneeze
Clamping your nose and mouth shut when you need to sneeze is dangerous, doctors warn the public.

16/01/2018 12:17 AM
Employers urged to 'normalise' menopause in the workplace
A BBC survey found 70% of women did not tell their employers about their menopause symptoms.

16/01/2018 12:13 AM
What does NHS compensation pay for?
The Hord family were given an £8m settlement after an NHS mistake. But what does it pay for?

15/01/2018 08:00 PM
Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'
Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.

15/01/2018 07:42 PM
Almost 500 operations postponed across Scottish hospitals last week
A rapid rise in flu cases and a spell of severe weather has put additional pressure on the NHS in Scotland.

15/01/2018 03:52 PM
UK sends medics to halt Rohingya diphtheria outbreak
There have been 4,000 suspected cases of diphtheria in the overcrowded refugee camps and at least 31 deaths.

15/01/2018 02:47 PM
Coca-Cola to cut bottle size but increase price in face of sugar tax
Bottles of the famous fizzy drink will be smaller and more expensive from March onwards.

15/01/2018 11:22 AM
Beads of Courage
Children undergoing cancer treatment receive beads to document their journey and one mum wants to expand the scheme.

15/01/2018 10:57 AM
London's January air quality 'best in 10 years'
The capital has breached air pollution limits by 6 January every year since 2008.

15/01/2018 09:28 AM
NI's chief nursing officer says A&E's 'not in crisis'
Northern Ireland's chief nursing officer says NI emergency departments are "not in crisis".

15/01/2018 02:23 AM
Weston's tribute to 'remarkable' Falklands surgeon
The Falkands veteran says Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly saved his life and transformed field medicine.

15/01/2018 12:56 AM
'Being a teenage mother is so lonely'
New guidelines aim to cut UK teenage pregnancy rates which remain among the highest in Europe.

15/01/2018 12:44 AM
'Floating on air' after surgeons remove 19kg tumour
Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body.

13/01/2018 02:27 PM
Living with Alzheimer's at the age of 30
"I'm not going to get better, I'm just going to get worse," says Daniel Bradbury.

13/01/2018 11:11 AM
More children having teeth out in hospital in England
In one case a 14-year-old's adult teeth were removed due to fizzy drinks and they needed false teeth.

12/01/2018 12:07 PM
Personality issue
Professionals are asking for earlier and better treatment for this poorly understood condition.

12/01/2018 03:51 AM
Cycling does not harm men's sexual health, study says
The sexual and urinary health of cyclists is comparable with runners and swimmers, a study suggests.

12/01/2018 02:23 AM
Reality Check: Is NHS funding worse in Wales?
Theresa May criticised the NHS in Wales for missing targets and claimed funding had been cut.

12/01/2018 01:21 AM
Magician Dynamo surprises Hampshire youth club
The world famous magician performs tricks at a youth club and offers its members some advice.

12/01/2018 12:00 AM
The 3,000-mile trip for mental health
Jake Tyler began his epic expedition after suffering a "breakdown" in April 2016.

11/01/2018 10:52 AM
Check the key targets in your area
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.

11/01/2018 01:17 AM
Gig Buddies helps people with learning difficulties to go out
A charity pairs people with learning difficulties, who feel daunted by going to gigs, with volunteers.

10/01/2018 11:08 AM
Check your pollution
Enter your postcode to see what the air quality is like where you are living in Britain.

10/01/2018 01:41 AM
Hearing hints
The signs you have a problem - and what you can do about it.

10/01/2018 01:40 AM
They wouldn’t let sister die
A car crash left Polly Kitzinger with devastating brain injuries. Her family was unable to persuade doctors to let her die.

09/01/2018 12:52 AM
Coconut oil
Coconut oil sales are rocketing, but is it a cholesterol-busting wonder food, or is this dangerous hype?

08/01/2018 11:04 AM
'Aussie' flu
The NHS is braced for a bad flu season as the 'Australian' virus strain H3N2 dominates.

07/01/2018 01:10 AM
Drinking and darts: Does alcohol improve performance?
Some former darts champions drank heavily but did it improve their performance on the oche?

05/12/2017 01:09 AM
What will medicine be able to do with hearts?
Heart transplantation has become a routine surgical operation, but the future promises equally amazing progress.

27/10/2017 12:18 AM
Why is it so difficult to discover new antibiotics?
Over-reliance on and misuse of antibiotics has raised fears of a future without effective medicines.

17/10/2017 11:03 PM
'I spent savings rather than wait'
Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.