BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

18/06/2018 01:54 AM
HPV vaccine cuts cancer-causing infection
The vaccine has brought about an 86% reduction in cancer-causing infection, a study has found.

18/06/2018 01:53 AM
Hundreds of breast cancer patients 'denied reconstruction'
One in five NHS bodies is limiting access to corrective surgery, a breast cancer charity report says.

18/06/2018 01:25 AM
Veganism: Why is it on the up?
More and more people are buying plant-powered products. What’s behind the rise?

18/06/2018 01:24 AM
'Why UK Asians need to talk more about suicide'
Rates of attempted suicide among South Asian women are two-and-a-half times more than white women.

18/06/2018 01:07 AM
NHS funding: PM calls for 10-year plan to spend cash
PM wants NHS to ensure "every penny" is well spent - but questions continue on how the increase will be funded.

17/06/2018 10:42 PM
Billy Caldwell: Senior MP urges reform over medical cannabis
An MP leading an all-party group looking at medical cannabis calls for 'more fundamental reform'.

17/06/2018 10:02 PM
Computer game addiction: 'I spend 20 plus hours a week gaming'
The World Health Organisation lists gaming addiction as a mental health condition for the first time.

16/06/2018 04:58 AM
Over 40s health check to include dementia advice
Public Health England wants to give advice to patients to help reduce the risk of the condition.

16/06/2018 03:09 AM
Teenager's cowpox diagnosis surprises doctors
A 15-year-old boy is diagnosed with the historical disease now usually only found in animals.

16/06/2018 02:40 AM
The common condition that has no cure
One in five women in the UK are thought to have PCOS, a condition for which there’s no cure.

16/06/2018 12:01 AM
The youngster challenging children's perceptions of disability
Paddy and his mum visit schools to help challenge children's perceptions of disability.

15/06/2018 10:42 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.

15/06/2018 03:28 AM
Children in England consuming 'twice as much sugar as recommended'
Youngsters in England have consumed their recommended 2018 sugar allowance before the end of June.

15/06/2018 03:22 AM
Babies most likely to be born at 4am, study finds
More than 70% of births took place outside working hours in England, a study of five million births found.

15/06/2018 12:15 AM
Nottingham beauty therapists taught to spot skin cancer signs
There are more than 2,400 deaths from melanoma every year, according to Cancer Research UK.

15/06/2018 12:09 AM
AI gives silenced radio journalist his voice back
Neural networks have given political radio journalist Jamie Dupree the ability to speak once more.

15/06/2018 12:03 AM
'I'm a hormonal mess but it's worth it'
Crippling endometriosis led Katy to voluntarily go into menopause to give her reproductive system a break.

14/06/2018 06:08 PM
Gene therapy reverses rat's paralysis
Experts say the findings could be life-changing for millions of patients.

14/06/2018 05:17 PM
Hospital waiting list in England highest since 2007
More than four million people in England are waiting for operations including hip and knee replacements.

14/06/2018 05:12 PM
Cannabis addiction 'rising among women and over 40s'
An increase in the potency of the drug could be behind the rise, researchers say.

14/06/2018 05:09 PM
NHS groups welcome immigration change for doctors and nurses
It follows warnings a cap on non-EU doctors and nurses made it hard to fill vacancies in the NHS.

14/06/2018 09:00 AM
'Women spend more time planning holiday than pregnancy'
A healthy pregnancy requires planning in advance - but some women leave it all a bit late, a charity says.

14/06/2018 02:18 AM
Unfit in middle age: Are you doomed?
How bad is a lack of fitness in middle age and is it condemning you to bad health in the future?

14/06/2018 01:21 AM
Steroid use for ideal body a 'time bomb' for Welsh NHS
One man, who started using the drug to get his dream summer body, said health risks were worth it.

13/06/2018 12:00 PM
Stoke patients delaying cancer treatments for holidays
Doctors are appealing to people who are referred with potential cancer not to delay being seen.

13/06/2018 07:42 AM
World's first quadruplets born by Caesarean section turn 70
The Goods were the world's first surviving quads to be born by Caesarean section.

13/06/2018 01:53 AM
Could your medications be making you depressed?
A US study finds many commonly-used drugs may increase the risk of the condition.

13/06/2018 12:27 AM
'Why my daughter wants a hysterectomy at 15'
A mother and daughter both have a severe form of premenstrual syndrome.

12/06/2018 12:28 PM
Public Health Agency recalls 150 women for cancer test
150 patients are being contacted to have their cervical smear test redone.

12/06/2018 11:16 AM
Bottle feeding is a woman's right, midwives told
Breast is best for a baby's health, says the Royal College, but both choices must be respected.

12/06/2018 10:46 AM
Robert Burns 'may have had bipolar disorder'
Researchers say letters written by Scotland's national bard show signs of depression and hypomania.

12/06/2018 01:34 AM
How one woman coped when 13 years of caring ended
Helen Clues says she's now rebuilding a life after years spent caring for her parents and husband.

12/06/2018 12:48 AM
One-handed cookbook for stroke patients
Patients often lose the use of one of their arms, making everyday tasks more difficult.

12/06/2018 12:39 AM
The UK health tax hurting foreign nurses
A Kenyan nurse says a charge on migrant workers is forcing families like his to split up.

11/06/2018 09:04 PM
Billy Caldwell cannabis oil plea rejected by Home Office
His mother brought the banned substance back from Canada but it was confiscated at Heathrow Airport.

11/06/2018 05:07 PM
'I'll be broke if I live to 100'
Many older people are now paying for their own social care and say they'll be left short when the cash runs out.

11/06/2018 04:15 PM
Prostate cancer spit test is trialled
It looks for high-risk genes that put one in 100 men at increased risk of the disease.

11/06/2018 12:00 PM
'We've lost the person that mum was'
Chris Chapman tells the BBC about the effect early-onset Alzheimer's has had on his family.

11/06/2018 01:28 AM
The deaf patients 'left behind' by the NHS
A lack of face-to-face interpreters means deaf patients miss key information in medical appointments.

11/06/2018 01:26 AM
Who cares for the carer when they're bereaved?
What happens to the people who lose a relative and their identity as a carer too?

11/06/2018 12:43 AM
New measures to protect doctors after Bawa-Garba case
Jeremy Hunt says patient safety will improve if staff can learn from their mistakes.

10/06/2018 01:01 AM
STIs: Why is syphilis is on the rise?
More cases of the infection were diagnosed in England last year than at any point since WW2.

08/06/2018 01:01 AM
The children who hear voices
One in 12 children is thought to persistently hear voices that are not there.

07/06/2018 11:24 AM
'Miracle' Northampton teenager's Paralympic rugby dream
Kascie Higgins has excelled at wheelchair rugby, despite doctors giving him little chance of reaching his first birthday.

23/05/2018 12:46 AM
Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?
Artificial sweeteners offer a sweet taste without the calories, but are they healthy?

22/05/2018 01:28 AM
An egg a day to keep the doctor away?
A study in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of a stroke

14/05/2018 12:42 AM
Why Ebola keeps coming back
It is unrealistic to think Ebola will ever be eradicated, but it is now easier to prevent a crisis.

08/05/2018 04:41 PM
NHS: How much does it spend on the private sector?
NHS spending on the private sector was just over £9bn last year.

08/05/2018 03:46 AM
'Not just for naughty boys': The rise in adult ADHD pills
More than 1.6 million prescriptions for ADHD medication were dispensed last year - double 10 years ago.