BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

04/20/2018 10:28 PM
Gestational diabetes an 'epidemic'
Experts say more screening is needed to tackle the disease, which affects pregnant women.

04/20/2018 07:46 PM
Alfie Evans case: Supreme Court rules against parents for second time
The court has also refused permission for the parents of the terminally ill toddler to appeal.

04/20/2018 05:17 PM
Top tips on getting through hot weather with hay fever
With the temperature rising, here are our top tips in reducing your hay fever-induced tears.

04/20/2018 02:42 PM
Medic suspended over Tipton mother's sepsis death
An internal investigation will take place at Russells Hall Hospital after Natalie Billingham's death

04/20/2018 02:19 PM
London Marathon: How to run in the heat
This London Marathon may break the record for the hottest yet, so how do you run in the heat?

04/20/2018 01:56 PM
'World's worst' super-gonorrhoea man cured
The patient had a lucky escape say doctors, but now two more cases have been discovered.

04/20/2018 01:48 PM
Scientists discover mechanism behind motor neurone disease
An international team found that a protein causes brain cells to die when it is stuck in the jelly phase.

04/20/2018 01:41 PM
Bedford Hospital nurse struck off for 'squeezing' patient's breasts
Gbadebo Olasunkanmi Alabi said "Everything on your body is perfect" to the patient.

04/20/2018 12:21 PM
'I lost legs and part of my face after a dog scratch'
Dr Jaco Nel lost both his legs and all of the fingers on one hand after contracting sepsis.

04/20/2018 02:17 AM
Ex-MP Tessa Jowell first to donate data to medical database
Former Culture Secretary Baroness Tessa Jowell hopes better cancer treatments can be developed.

04/20/2018 12:45 AM
Muscular dystrophy doesn't stop Adam living life to the full
Adam has a rare muscle-wasting disorder, but he isn't letting that stop him enjoying life.

04/19/2018 07:49 PM
Bajau people 'evolved bigger spleens' for free-diving
In an example of human natural selection, Asia's Bajau people have evolved bigger spleens for diving.

04/19/2018 05:15 PM
Russells Hall Hospital: Patient treated after 'inspectors intervene'
Health inspectors on a visit to Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley had to intervene "as a matter of urgency".

04/19/2018 04:40 PM
Hospitals recruit managers faster than doctors and nurses
Three quarters of NHS hospital trusts are employing more managers than they did five years ago.

04/19/2018 01:40 PM
Skin implant could help warn of cancer, scientists say
It works by detecting elevated levels of calcium in the blood linked to some cancers.

04/19/2018 01:38 PM
Corrie actor: 'Amazing response’ to OCD storyline
Actor Colson Smith hopes the show has done its bit to help raise awareness.

04/19/2018 09:00 AM
Being a patient 'a full-time job'
Rising numbers of people have multiple health conditions, leading to endless appointments and check-ups.

04/19/2018 08:59 AM
Hans Asperger 'collaborated with Nazis' in WWII
A medical journal suggests the renowned autism paediatrician was a Nazi collaborator.

04/19/2018 03:26 AM
Mental health patients want immediate diagnosis, says report
Research suggests patients would prefer to be told their diagnosis face-to-face.

04/19/2018 03:23 AM
Thalassaemia gene therapy trial shows 'encouraging' results
The treatment meant some patients stopped needing blood transfusions altogether.

04/19/2018 03:19 AM
Disability-led ensemble to play BBC Proms
The Resound ensemble will be the first disability-led group to play the BBC's music festival.

04/19/2018 03:10 AM
'My teacher saved me from suicide'
Now 26, Hati Sparey-South is herself training as a teacher, determined to help today's pupils.

04/19/2018 12:06 AM
Marathon runner describes how the sport saved her life
Lynsey Kelly is running the London Marathon to raise money for mental health after suffering PTSD.

04/19/2018 12:06 AM
'Theme park therapy' helps son to come alive, says mum
Robbie has the mental age of a two-year-old and is normally quiet and withdrawn.

04/18/2018 05:59 PM
Keeping livers 'alive' boosts transplant success, trial finds
The alternative to ice involves pumping livers with blood, nutrients and medicines while in a machine.

04/18/2018 04:17 PM
Childhood dementia: Boy fronts Tube station poster campaign
George has a rare form of childhood dementia called Batten Disease.

04/18/2018 03:49 PM
Alfie Evans: Father begs Pope Francis to 'save our son'
Tom Evans is asking the Pope to intervene in the legal battle about ending his son's life support.

04/18/2018 02:52 PM
Alfie Dingley's family apply for licence for medical cannabis
Alfie Dingley's family want him to use cannabis oil, which is illegal in the UK, to treat his epilepsy.

04/18/2018 10:30 AM
Scotland's highest paid doctors mainly men
BBC research finds just 15 out of 100 of the highest paid senior doctors in Scotland are women.

04/18/2018 09:02 AM
Malaria experts fear disease's resurgence
For the first time in 10 years, global malaria cases are no longer falling, and experts are worried.

04/17/2018 11:53 PM
NHS ransomware attack response criticised
MPs say it is "alarming" plans to improve cyber-security after the Wannacry attack have not been agreed.

04/17/2018 10:12 PM
Migraine: New drug works when others fail, researchers say
The monthly injection could be approved for NHS use by next year, experts hope.

04/17/2018 11:33 AM
Jérôme Hamon: Frenchman gets 'third face' in new transplant
Jérôme Hamon is the first patient to have two facial transplants and says he is doing well.

04/17/2018 12:33 AM
How 'ninja polymers' are fighting killer superbugs
Is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a synthetic future?

04/17/2018 12:13 AM
'Malaria killed my daughter, I'm protecting others now'
Senegal is on track to be declared malaria-free by 2030.

04/16/2018 04:03 PM
European women twice as likely to be blonde as men, study says
Women from European descent are twice as likely to be naturally blonde as men, a new study suggests.

04/16/2018 01:34 AM
Breastfeeding: Abergavenny mums share nursing images online
The images are intended to start conversations about the difficulties nursing mothers can face.

04/14/2018 12:53 AM
Good bacteria: Why I put my poo in the post
How analysing faeces could unlock the secrets of good health.

04/12/2018 02:54 PM
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.

04/10/2018 04:08 PM
Why do people enjoy taking part in chilli-eating contests?
Chilli-eating competitions are proving popular in the UK, despite potential risks.

04/05/2018 01:35 AM
Sugar tax: Will paying more for fizzy drinks and alcohol make us healthier?
The price of some unhealthy drinks is about to go up - in the hope that we will make "better" choices.

04/04/2018 12:41 AM
The doctor who really feels his patients' pain
For Dr Joel Salinas, music creates colours, numbers have personalities and another person's pain feels almost like his own.

04/02/2018 09:45 AM
How Amsterdam is reducing child obesity
Rising rates of childhood obesity are a global problem - but in Amsterdam they are falling.

04/01/2018 01:38 AM
India's Gorakhpur hospital: The night the children died
Did lack of oxygen really cause the deaths of 30 children in one night at an Indian hospital?

10/17/2017 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.