BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

07/17/2018 01:18 AM
Kent and Medway NHS hernia policy 'may be rationing' surgery
Some hernia patients have to show they have a serious complication to get surgery, doctors say.

07/17/2018 12:33 AM
Parents warned over 'toxic' slime
Consumer group Which? is concerned the popular children's products are not being properly vetted.

07/17/2018 12:33 AM
Editing human embryos 'morally permissible'
An independent inquiry gives go-ahead to genetically altering human embryos, but advises caution.

07/17/2018 12:01 AM
Adenomyosis: Pain '10 times worse than childbirth'
Three women describe living with the intense pain and heavy periods caused by adenomyosis.

07/17/2018 12:00 AM
Bowel cancer screening could shed light on other conditions
Researchers find bowel cancer screening can indicate whether people are at risk of other problems.

07/16/2018 12:00 AM
Hot summer leading to 'toxic' algae
Blooms have flourished during the warm spell but they pose a health risk to humans and animals.

07/15/2018 01:59 AM
Heatwave causes spike in insect bite calls to NHS
Horsefly bites are painful and can lead to a skin infection that may require antibiotics, say doctors.

07/15/2018 12:26 AM
The Cardiff woman who is allergic to water
Cherelle Farrugia, 25, breaks out in a painful rash every time she comes into contact with water.

07/14/2018 07:29 AM
Seven-year-old granted cannabis licence
It is the first time a long-term license for the use of the drug is granted in the UK under the new panel system.

07/14/2018 02:19 AM
The eye doctor who could not see the stars
Dr Andrew Bastawrous has invented an app that has been shown in clinical trials to help more children see clearly.

07/13/2018 01:15 PM
NHS still reliant on 'archaic' fax machines
The outdated technology was last widely used in the 1990s.

07/13/2018 12:27 PM
Mencap wins 'unaffordable' overnight back pay appeal
The charity argued it would be forced out of business by a £400m bill for the past six years.

07/13/2018 10:48 AM
Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in talc cancer case
It is the largest payout over allegations that Johnson & Johnson's talc-based products cause cancer.

07/13/2018 07:54 AM
Peter Baldwin: Type 1 diabetes test backed after boy's death
Beth Baldwin campaigned for change after her son Peter died from Type 1 diabetes complications aged 13.

07/13/2018 12:47 AM
Mental health: Wait for therapy added to teen's anxiety
Naomi Lea was 15 when she needed help to cope with panic attacks and self harm but there was a long wait.

07/13/2018 12:45 AM
Mental health: Wait for therapy added to teen's anxiety
"Massive" pressure on mental health services for young people is put down to over-referral by schools.

07/12/2018 10:02 AM
'Virtual reality cured my fear of heights'
How Fay Nugent beat her phobia by riding Wilber the Whale through a 10-storey tower block.

07/12/2018 01:20 AM
Brothers spread positive message about Down's Syndrome
Brothers Alex and Nick are making a documentary about Down's Syndrome.

07/12/2018 12:53 AM
Could artificial intelligence replace doctors?
UK company Babylon Health is testing an artificially intelligent medical chatbot in Rwanda.

07/11/2018 04:02 PM
Amesbury Novichok poisoning: What we know so far
Multiple areas in Salisbury and Amesbury are cordoned off as police continue their investigation.

07/11/2018 03:22 PM
Emerging sex disease MG 'could become next superbug'
It can lead to an infection of the reproductive organs in women that can cause infertility.

07/11/2018 03:15 PM
TOWIE star: 'I bought cannabis oil for my friend'
Former TOWIE star Danielle Armstrong says she bought cannabis oil for her friend who was dying from breast cancer.

07/11/2018 12:04 PM
Food and music - caring for people with dementia the Caribbean way
Valerie Paragon has created an African-Caribbean cultural setting at a Birmingham care home.

07/11/2018 05:16 AM
Cave rescue: The Australian diving doctor who stayed with the boys
The expert caver gave the OK for the boys to dive their way out and was among the last to leave.

07/10/2018 01:02 AM
Nadiya Hussain on the sugar tax, takeaways and Bake Off adverts
The Bake Off winner doesn't think the rising cost will put people off buying sugary drinks.

07/10/2018 12:09 AM
'Opening the grief of miscarriage'
Anna Whitehouse tells how sharing her experiences of five miscarriages was "essential" for her.

07/10/2018 12:08 AM
What is Novichok?
Laura Foster explains how the Novichok nerve agent works and what to do if you think you've been exposed to it.

07/08/2018 12:52 AM
'Sometimes we need help'
Gavin didn't leave his flat for four years because of his weight, but gastric band surgery gave him hope.

07/05/2018 06:44 AM
NHS: A Bevan family business
The great-niece of Aneurin Bevan talks about her upbringing and how she was named after him.

07/05/2018 02:05 AM
The drugs being used at UK festivals
Knowing more about what drugs people are using is crucial to protect them from harm.

07/05/2018 01:39 AM
NHS: 70 years in pictures
A look at key moments and striking pictures during 70 years of the NHS

07/05/2018 01:37 AM
Tragedy inspired Indian man to join NHS
Dennis Moss has worked for the Welsh Ambulance Service for more than four decades and was inspired to join by a tragedy, but had to put up with racism.

07/05/2018 01:36 AM
NHS at 70: Early patient pays tribute to life saving treatment
As the NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary one of its first patients recalls her life-saving treatment.

07/04/2018 01:31 AM
NHS at 70: Aneira Thomas the first NHS baby
Aneira Thomas arrived at one minute past midnight on 5th July 1948, at Glanamman hospital in west Wales.

07/04/2018 01:00 AM
NHS Street: Voices from Aneurin Bevan's Tredegar
Three generations of one family and a local doctor speak of the growing pressures on the NHS.

07/03/2018 12:25 PM
Jeremy Hunt answers young people's questions on mental health
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt responds to young people's mental health care for adolescents' experiences.

07/02/2018 12:26 PM
The dangers of smoke inhalation
As moorland fires continue to burn, what's the best way to stay safe and protect yourself?

06/28/2018 08:14 PM
NHS at 70: Being a nurse in the 1940s versus now
Grace and Ethel have both worked in nursing. Grace is 20 and Ethel is 88, but what's changed?

06/28/2018 02:13 AM
Mosley: 'NHS reminds me of Afghanistan'
Michael Mosley compares working in A&E now and as a medical student 30 years ago.

06/26/2018 05:02 PM
'Husband with dementia drew short straw'
A wife describes losing a husband to dementia and worrying about how to pay for his care.

06/21/2018 03:23 AM
How under-30s use the NHS
Debates about the NHS often focus on the pressures of an ageing population, but how do younger patients use the service?

06/19/2018 10:02 AM
1948 and now for child patients
It's 70 years since the start of the NHS. How have hospitals changed for child patients since 1948?

06/15/2018 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.

06/10/2018 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.

05/30/2018 12:48 AM
'I was a nurse at start of NHS'
Olive Belfield was a young nurse when Britain launched the National Health Service in 1948.