BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

08/18/2018 12:21 AM
Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people in England and Wales
Child health experts say the rise is "alarming" and more should be done to reduce obesity.

08/17/2018 12:20 PM
E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs
E-cigarettes are much less harmful than tobacco and shouldn't be treated the same way, MPs warn.

08/17/2018 11:09 AM
'Lost' contact lens removed from woman's eyelid after 28 years
A 42-year-old woman was hit by a shuttlecock when she was 14 and thought the lens had fallen out.

08/17/2018 01:28 AM
Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests
Moderate carbohydrate consumption is best for health and longevity, researchers say.

08/17/2018 12:18 AM
NYU offers free tuition for all its medical students
The New York medical school will fund all students, due to fears of graduates' "overwhelming" debt.

08/16/2018 11:15 PM
'Painful wait' for miscarriage support on Welsh NHS
A mother who lost four babies in four years says she went through a "harrowing experience" trying to get help.

08/16/2018 03:28 PM
Lena Dunham marks nine months since hysterectomy
It has been nine months since the actress had a total hysterectomy to remove her womb.

08/16/2018 04:36 AM
Opt-out donation plan 'will not increase donors'
It is harder to judge the deceased's wishes if there is no free choice in the decision, a study claims.

08/16/2018 02:43 AM
Liver transplants 'may be unnecessary thanks to new drug treatment'
A cancer drug can unlock the liver's ability to regenerate, early stage research suggests.

08/16/2018 01:33 AM
Sick babies at risk from lack of breathing tube monitoring
Half of neonatal units lack equipment to check babies are breathing properly, a study suggests.

08/15/2018 01:33 PM
Judge throws out Scotland abortion pill challenge
A legal challenge against letting women take abortion pills at home in Scotland is thrown out.

08/15/2018 01:21 PM
Surgeons' warning over Botox on High Street
It comes after Superdrug said it would start offering the treatment in one of its stores.

08/15/2018 11:40 AM
Cystic fibrosis boy, 8, urges firm to lower Orkambi drug price
Luis Walker, 8, wrote to Vertex Pharmaceuticals saying Orkambi would make him "feel much better".

08/15/2018 10:16 AM
Poor hospital discharge process puts patients 'at risk'
Professionals must take more responsibility and spend more time talking to families, a report says.

08/15/2018 07:39 AM
Effects of psychedelic DMT 'similar to near-death experiences'
Near-death experiences are caused by changes in how the brain operates, say researchers.

08/15/2018 07:31 AM
Baby boxes accepted by 85% of Scottish parents
In the first year of the programme 52,065 baby boxes were gifted to parents of newborns.

08/15/2018 03:29 AM
Reality Check: Public toilets mapped
A BBC map helps you find out how many public toilets have been cut in your area.

08/15/2018 12:22 AM
How the humble cabbage can stop cancers
Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer.

08/15/2018 12:17 AM
Mum battling rare form of dementia at the age of 33
Rachel's daughter Brooke, eight, will have to wait until she is 18 to be tested for the condition.

08/14/2018 11:15 PM
Bringing up your baby as a vegan
Laceinne Cooper is raising her child on a plant-based diet. She explains how and why.

08/14/2018 03:48 PM
Mood Kill: Real life mental health stories inspire new play
A writer's father opens up for the first time after she rewrote her show to encompass his mental health.

08/14/2018 03:02 PM
Babies in prams 'exposed to more pollution'
Infants in prams can be exposed to up to 60% more pollution than adults, a study suggests.

08/14/2018 01:11 PM
Mums of quadruplets meet for the very first time
Carla and Selina admit they can get through 700 nappies a month.

08/14/2018 12:29 PM
Postpartum psychosis: Adele spotted her friend's illness
Adele has posted an Instagram message supporting her best friend who's recovering from postpartum psychosis.

08/14/2018 07:50 AM
The radio 'saved my little girl's life'
A large trial in Burkina Faso suggests listening to the radio could improve child health.

08/14/2018 05:42 AM
Alcohol NI's 'biggest healthcare problem'
Alcohol misuse is the "greatest healthcare problem facing Northern Ireland", a coroner has said.

08/14/2018 02:47 AM
Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'
E-cigarette vapour disables important immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation.

08/13/2018 08:38 AM
Troubles victims' mental health 'epidemic'
A victims' group calls for support after a study highlights suicide attempts following terrorist incidents.

08/13/2018 08:02 AM
Essure sterilisation device: Australian women to launch lawsuit
The women say the Essure implant may have caused wide-ranging problems, including chronic pain.

08/12/2018 11:38 PM
Natural Cycles: Do pregnancy prevention apps work?
There's a debate in Sweden over their reliability after women reported unwanted pregnancies.

08/12/2018 11:37 PM
Man's leg amputated after dog poo got in wound
Collin Smith has welcomed a move by his council to fine dog owners who do not pick up after their pets.

08/12/2018 08:09 AM
Norfolk hospital plans 'in-patient' care at home
Up to 30 patients living near the hospital could be treated at home in bid to ease winter pressures.

08/11/2018 11:45 PM
Why I chose to go it alone with IVF
Polly Kerr is one of a growing number of single women to have opted for IVF.

08/11/2018 11:04 PM
The pamper sessions in Nottingham for cancer patients
The sessions are run in a bid to help women boost their self-confidence as they fight against cancer.

08/11/2018 05:19 PM
Edinburgh Fringe charity gala to raise brain tumour funds
The event has been organised by a co-director of venue Underbelly, whose six year old son was diagnosed with a tumour two years ago.

08/11/2018 01:25 PM
Weedkiller glyphosate 'doesn't cause cancer' - Bayer
The new owner of the Monsanto group insists glyphosate use is safe despite a cancer payout.

08/10/2018 03:41 PM
Bowel cancer screening to start earlier at age 50 in England
This will lower the starting age by 10 years in some areas and bring England in line with Scotland.

08/10/2018 02:30 PM
Life on steroids: 'It's my personal choice'
Inside a steroid clinic in Newport, south Wales - the first of its kind in the UK.

08/10/2018 01:22 AM
How smallpox claimed its final victim
How did British medical worker Janet Parker become the world's last victim of smallpox?

08/09/2018 04:43 PM
Gel and acrylic nails allergy warning
When applied at home or by untrained nail technicians, reactions can occur, skin experts say.

08/09/2018 04:20 PM
The unpleasant reason men navigate better than women
Scientists show innate ability is not the explanation for men navigating better than women.

08/09/2018 02:20 PM
Heatwave blamed for record A&E attendances in England
A&E attendances in England in July were at the highest level since records began in 2010.

08/09/2018 12:05 AM
Amin Abdullah: Nurse who set himself on fire 'unfairly dismissed'
Amin Abdullah set himself on fire outside Kensington Palace after losing his "dream job".

08/08/2018 11:48 PM
The mentally ill 29-year-old helped to die
In January Aurelia Brouwers drank poison supplied by a doctor and lay down to die. She was 29.

08/08/2018 11:14 PM
Ditching tight pants 'improves sperm count'
Could cooler testicles make for better swimming sperm - and more of them?

08/08/2018 11:09 PM
Regular exercise 'best for mental health'
Exercising three to five times a week helps improved wellbeing over a month, US research finds.

08/08/2018 08:58 PM
Footballer heart death risk 'underestimated'
Doctors say deaths are still rare but we need to open our eyes to the risk.

08/08/2018 06:07 PM
Online dating: Aim high, keep it brief, and be patient
Researchers say that contacting people "out of your league", can be a successful online dating strategy.

08/08/2018 03:31 PM
Why stealthy viruses are making you ill
Newly discovered trick used by viruses makes them more dangerous.

08/08/2018 03:05 PM
Beauticians dropped from new cosmetic filler register
Beauticians are banned from joining a new register designed to make cosmetic fillers safer.

08/08/2018 11:17 AM
HIV tests for sale on High Street for first time
The tests, which provide a result in 15 minutes, are going on sale in Superdrug stores across the UK.

08/08/2018 09:14 AM
Women 'need to know egg freezing risk'
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists warns about low success rates and high costs.

08/07/2018 11:53 PM
'I saved my teenage son's life with a defibrillator'
Stuart Askew helped save his son's life with a device which he had himself installed just two days previously.

08/07/2018 09:39 PM
NHS-funded homeopathic treatment to end in Bristol
Bristol was the last place in England patients could get NHS homeopathy - it is also available in Glasgow.

08/07/2018 09:34 PM
No going back in Argentina's abortion debate
The BBC's Katy Watson speaks to supporters and opponents of the abortion bill ahead of a key vote.

08/07/2018 03:12 PM
UK among worst for life expectancy rises
Increases to life expectancy in the UK have stalled since 2011, data from the ONS reveals.

08/07/2018 03:10 PM
Coaching parents may reduce child’s obesity
Changing the way that parents interact with their infants could help combat child obesity, a US study suggests.

08/07/2018 09:14 AM
Women doctors 'best for female heart patients'
Heart attack patients are more likely to survive if they are treated by a female doctor, a study suggests.

08/07/2018 12:02 AM
Are women turning their back on the pill?
Use of coils, implants and injections has nearly doubled in a decade, NHS figures show.

08/06/2018 10:51 PM
The battle against skin-whitening cream
Shops continue to sell the illegal cream as Trading Standards struggle to regulate the sector.

08/06/2018 05:45 PM
Safety concerns over websites selling prescription drugs
A Panorama investigation reveals safety concerns relating to some websites selling prescription drugs.

08/06/2018 02:55 PM
Girls admitted to hospital for self-harming nearly doubles
The NSPCC says the statistics, which have doubled over 20 years, are "sadly unsurprising".

08/06/2018 12:14 PM
Fentanyl and cocaine drug deaths rise
Drug policy campaigners say the government is responsible for "vulnerable people dying in droves".

08/06/2018 09:54 AM
Maxine Peake: Actress hits back over NHS ad 'hypocrisy' claim
The actress voices an NHS recruitment ad after speaking out over health funding.

08/05/2018 06:27 PM
NHS England's most senior GP resigns over anonymous online posts
Dr Arvind Madan, NHS England's director of primary care, wrote remarks on a medical forum.

08/05/2018 11:09 AM
NHS told 'offer transgender fertility treatment' or face legal action
The equalities watchdog says it will take legal action over discriminatory and "outdated" policies.

08/05/2018 08:41 AM
Opt-out organ donation 'in place by 2020' for England
Adults in England will be presumed to consent to donating their organs under "Max's Law".

08/04/2018 08:59 AM
Vaginal thrush 'a growing problem worldwide'
Three out of four women develop thrush at least once and 6% suffer repeatedly, scientists say.

08/04/2018 05:50 AM
Surgeons' 'toxic' rows added to mortality rate, says report
A report into the cardiac unit at a London hospital said the team was consumed by a "dark force".

08/03/2018 12:59 PM
Arrests over packages sent to hospitals
Police say two men were arrested after packages containing liquid were sent to a number of hospitals.

08/03/2018 11:24 AM
Engineered pig lung transplant 'a success'
Scientists have successfully transplanted a bioengineered lung into a pig.

08/03/2018 08:20 AM
Muckamore Hospital: Five patients assaulted by staff
Muckamore Abbey Hospital provides care to adults with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues.

08/03/2018 06:08 AM
Hospital sepsis deaths 'jump by a third'
Staff shortages and overcrowding blamed for a rise of more than a third in two years in recorded deaths.

08/03/2018 01:08 AM
Low levels of air pollution linked to changes in the heart
The changes are similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure, experts say.

08/03/2018 01:05 AM
Tongue splitting: Surgeons warn of serious health risks
The process, where the tongue is cut in half, can lead to blood loss and nerve damage, experts say.

08/03/2018 12:03 AM
How one autistic boy's glasses helped him read minds
How taking part in a study for autistic children using Google glasses and an app helped one boy.

08/02/2018 01:29 PM
Give new mums baby boxes to reduce co-sleeping risks, midwives say
Rolling the scheme out across the UK would provide all babies with a safe space to sleep, midwives say.

08/02/2018 11:40 AM
Alcohol and dementia - is moderate drinking safe?
Alcohol abuse is bad for the brain - but could there be health benefits for moderate drinkers?

07/31/2018 11:22 PM
The scuba dive that crushed my spine
Four friends scuba-dived off the coast of Cyprus but their air tanks quickly ran out triggering a chain of catastrophic events.

07/31/2018 10:05 AM
Will the EHIC be valid after Brexit?
Will you be able to use the European Health Insurance Card when the UK leaves the EU?

07/30/2018 12:33 AM
Perinatal mental health: 'I wanted to abort my IVF baby'
For many women, pregnancy is a magical time. But what happens when it isn't what you expected?

07/28/2018 11:22 PM
Prostatitis: 'How I meditated away chronic pelvic pain'
The BBC's Henri Astier explains how mindfulness helped him beat the curse of chronic pelvic pain.

07/26/2018 01:04 AM
'Giving babies with spina bifida a chance'
Actress Ruth Madeley, who has spina bifida, considers the ground-breaking surgery that can help babies with the condition - while they're still in the womb.

07/22/2018 11:54 PM
Parents of premature babies face a further trauma - PTSD
There is a lack of psychological support for parents in neonatal units, a charity says.

07/22/2018 11:44 PM
Ebola: How a killer disease was stopped in its tracks
Hundreds of lives may have been saved during the latest Ebola outbreak after one key development.

06/10/2018 12:01 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.