BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

02/22/2018 11:21 AM
'Anti-depressants help me function'
Scientists say more people could benefit from taking pills to reduce the symptoms of acute depression.

02/22/2018 11:08 AM
Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work
Scientists hail "good news for patients" as analysis finds 21 drugs reduce symptoms of depression.

02/22/2018 07:43 AM
India doctors remove world's 'largest brain tumour'
The patient had been living for three years with the 1.8kg tumour, which was larger than his head.

02/21/2018 04:43 PM
Asthma inhalers recalled in device alert
Specific batches of Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler do not deliver the full dose.

02/21/2018 04:25 PM
NHS 'dangerously' short of 100,000 staff
Figures show one in 12 posts in England is unfilled - enough to staff 10 large hospitals.

02/21/2018 02:25 PM
Boozy brain
What do we know about the risks of dementia from drinking alcohol?

02/21/2018 02:14 PM
Review ordered into epilepsy drug, vaginal mesh and Primodos
The PM wants concerns over a pregnancy test, vaginal mesh implants and an epilepsy drug to be looked at.

02/21/2018 01:09 PM
Red wine compound 'could help tooth decay and gum disease fight'
Polyphenols found in red wine helped fend off harmful bacteria in the mouth, a study finds.

02/21/2018 11:21 AM
Tool 'names and shames' hidden drug trials
Institutions that fail to report the results of drug trials will be named on a new website.

02/21/2018 01:52 AM
Partially paralysed man blinks to communicate
Simon Field might not be able to move but he can still communicate, by blinking.

02/21/2018 12:38 AM
Dishing the dirt
Lots of us use wipes to keep our kitchen surfaces clean. But is it worth it?

02/21/2018 12:18 AM
FaceTime chat 'saves woman's life'
Woman notices her sister is suffering from a stroke while they spoke on a FaceTime call.

02/20/2018 07:00 PM
Alfie Evans' father: 'My son's been sentenced to the death penalty'
The parents of a boy with a mystery illness lose a fight in the High Court for doctors to continue life support.

02/20/2018 05:38 PM
Cancer drugs could help Nikki's blood vessel disorder
Scientists uncover faulty genes behind a rare blood vessel disorder and say cancer drugs could treat it.

02/20/2018 05:13 PM
Alfie Evans: Sick toddler’s life support ‘can end’
Doctors can stop providing life support to Alfie Evans against his parents' wishes, a court rules.

02/20/2018 03:26 PM
WHO warns of soaring rates of measles in Europe
There was a four-fold increase in cases in 2017 compared with the previous year.

02/20/2018 02:53 PM
Woman pleads guilty after Tunstall ambulance abuse note
Kirsty Sharman admits a public order offence after leaving a foul-mouthed note on an ambulance.

02/20/2018 01:23 PM
Further fall in hospital mortality rates
New figures show there were 7,800 fewer deaths than expected among people being admitted to hospitals.

02/20/2018 09:45 AM
Mitsutoki Shigeta: 'Baby factory' dad wins paternity rights
The Japanese man can now pursue custody of 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers.

02/20/2018 08:01 AM
Lorde isn't here for unsolicited acne advice
The singer posted an Instagram story about the unhelpful things people say to acne sufferers like her.

02/20/2018 01:30 AM
Ovarian cancer: Persistent tummy bloating can be sign, charity warns
Only a third of women would see a doctor despite it being a major symptom, a survey suggests.

02/20/2018 12:31 AM
How Malawi reduced infant mortality
Every year 2.6m babies around the world don't survive beyond a month but Malawi's number is dropping.

02/20/2018 12:14 AM
Debtors with mental health problems need 'breathing space'
Charities say people with mental health problems should be given "breathing space" to sort out debts.

02/19/2018 02:02 PM
A third of UK adults 'underestimate calorie intake '
A new analysis of the nation's diet reveals we are generally poor on judging how much we eat.

02/19/2018 12:43 PM
Great Ormond Street Hospital may keep scandal charity cash
Great Ormond Street Hospital had said it would return money donated by the Presidents Club charity.

02/19/2018 07:45 AM
Autism: Scientists take 'first steps' towards biological test
Differences were found in blood proteins between children with and without autism, a study says.

02/19/2018 07:43 AM
How baby stroke survivors' brains adapt
They use the right sides of their brain for language instead of the normal left side.

02/19/2018 01:37 AM
Life after Ebola
The legacy of the virus which spread through three West African countries.

02/18/2018 07:49 PM
Mum's Twin-To-Twin Transfusion Syndrome action call
Mum recounts losing one twin in the womb while other survived

02/18/2018 04:28 PM
Home Office denies medical cannabis pleas for boy age six
The family of epilepsy sufferer Alfie Dingley, six, says he has fewer seizures after taking the drug.

02/18/2018 12:26 AM
'I forgot my mum had died'
After waking from a coma following a brain injury, Peter was forced to grieve all over again.

02/16/2018 12:44 PM
Cleaning products linked to poorer lung function
Regular exposure to cleaning products significantly affects lung function, research has suggested.

02/16/2018 12:04 PM
Patient's chest rebuilt with 3D print after tumour surgery
Peter Maggs' chest wall was rebuilt using the technology after a large tumour was removed.

02/16/2018 10:06 AM
What you need to know about bread
Ultra-processed foods have been linked to cancer - so should we be worried about eating bread?

02/16/2018 09:12 AM
DNA tests for UK’s nuclear bomb veterans
A genetic study will look at whether damage was done to the DNA of veterans who saw nuclear weapon tests.

02/16/2018 02:02 AM
Guilt over miscarriage
Three women and one man describe the shock, guilt and distress of losing a baby through miscarriage.

02/16/2018 01:55 AM
'How doodling helped my depression'
James Garden says drawing helps him cope with his feelings.

02/15/2018 08:03 PM
Fighting for change
For 16 years, Mercy Ngulube felt unable to tell people she had HIV - but now she's a vocal campaigner.

02/15/2018 12:44 PM
Taking control
Sofie Hartley, who's 27, wants to have a hysterectomy so that she can take back control of her body.

02/14/2018 05:33 PM
Is loneliness affecting your health?
BBC Radio 4 wants you to take part in an experiment on the extent and effects of loneliness

02/13/2018 01:01 PM
Non-smoker's lung cancer
BBC legal correspondent, Clive Coleman, says his sister's diagnosis came too late to save her.

02/13/2018 10:52 AM
Share your NHS stories and memories with the BBC
As the NHS turns 70 we want to hear from doctors, nurses, porters and patients, past and present about your memories and experiences

02/13/2018 12:16 AM
Wombs for rent
Demand for surrogacy in Ukraine, one of Europe's poorest nations, is soaring. But what happens to the women involved?

02/08/2018 12:12 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.

01/19/2018 02:30 AM
Why are some flu outbreaks so much worse than others?
Flu comes along every year - but just how bad it will be is hard to predict.

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.