BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

06/25/2018 04:55 PM
University suicides: 'I tried to take my own life'
Chris Coombs describes how depression led him to attempt suicide in his first year at university.

06/25/2018 02:23 PM
'I've been left devastated by Lyme disease'
Former model Jessica Bennett says her life has been devastated by Lyme disease.

06/25/2018 02:05 PM
University student suicide rates revealed
The Office for National Statistics publishes higher education suicide rates for the first time.

06/25/2018 01:33 PM
Cancer patients face 'absurd' travel insurance costs
Patients are struggling to find affordable travel insurance, long after any key treatment is finished.

06/25/2018 01:04 PM
An insole with GPS tracking for dementia patients
The NHS in Dorset is trialling a 'smart insole' that can help to keep dementia patients safe.

06/25/2018 10:31 AM
MP Carol Monaghan leads campaign for new ME treatment
Patients, carers and MPs say exercise therapy prescribed for chronic fatigue syndrome can be harmful to patients.

06/24/2018 11:26 PM
Terminally ill woman makes memory boxes for her children
Angela Rose, who has terminal cancer says the boxes will be "part of me to give to them when I die".

06/24/2018 01:42 PM
Will new obesity measures make your life easier?
New rules aiming to tackle child obesity have been broadly welcomed - with some reservations.

06/24/2018 01:30 PM
NHS use of 'unsafe' syringes to be examined
It follows claims the devices, used to give powerful painkillers, could have caused widespread deaths.

06/24/2018 09:33 AM
Child obesity plan targets sweets at checkouts
New measures also aim to limit junk food ads and end the sale of energy drinks to children.

06/22/2018 11:19 PM
Artists create Supershoes for children with cancer
The custom-made shoes feature characters and designs to suit the child's tastes.

06/22/2018 07:05 AM
Sophie Gradon: Friend says 'Love Island needs to offer more aftercare'
Malin Andersson - who was on the show with Sophie Gradon - says people don't see the downside to reality TV.

06/22/2018 12:15 AM
Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep
Adding or removing the colour cyan can have an impact on sleep, according to biologists.

06/21/2018 11:09 PM
How to manage your hay fever this summer
After a Met Office warning about unusually high pollen levels, here are some top tips for sufferers.

06/21/2018 11:00 PM
'Refusing my guide dog is not just illegal, it's wrong'
Taxi drivers are not allowed to say no to guide dogs, but that doesn't stop them.

06/21/2018 05:34 PM
WHO gaming disorder listing a ‘moral panic’, say experts
Experts say the WHO's decision risks "pathologising" a behaviour that is harmless for most people.

06/21/2018 03:18 PM
Stem cell match brother 'denied visa for life-saving op'
Shirley Kordie's brother Joseph is a "perfect" stem cell match and is ready to donate.

06/21/2018 02:23 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?

06/21/2018 12:44 AM
Drug 'reduces hearing loss' after childhood cancer treatment
Given hours after chemotherapy, it showed promising results in children with a rare cancer.

06/21/2018 12:33 AM
Cases of cancer in elderly to surge by 2035, report says
By 2035 about 234,000 over-75s will get cancer each year - up from 130,000 now, a report estimates.

06/20/2018 11:08 PM
Hospitalised toddler gets 'lifeline' nursery care
A charity that provides nursery care for children who have to stay in hospital has been set up.

06/20/2018 06:41 PM
Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers 'shortened 456 lives'
Relatives call for a criminal inquiry into the "unforgivable" actions at the Gosport hospital.

06/20/2018 05:26 PM
Charlie Gard's parents want 'Charlie's Law'
The parents of Charlie Gard want to change the law so other cases like theirs don't end up in court.

06/20/2018 12:15 PM
Cough syrup recall over mould risk from ingredients
Eight products are affected and the advice is to return bottles to where they were bought.

06/20/2018 11:11 AM
Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed opioids 'shortened 456 lives'
An inquiry found that painkillers were prescribed without medical justification to older patients.

06/19/2018 11:01 PM
NHS at 70: How Moorfields Eye Hospital changed the world
The London hospital has transformed eye care and saved the sight of millions since the start of the NHS.

06/19/2018 05:11 PM
Cannabis: What are the risks of recreational use?
The government has dismissed calls to legalise cannabis for recreational use. What are the drug's risks?

06/19/2018 04:38 PM
The health impact of separating migrant children from parents
Experts say there is no downplaying the trauma that taking a child away from a parent causes.

06/19/2018 03:58 PM
Young people 'see cannabis as safer than alcohol'
As Lord Hague calls for a change in the law on cannabis, young people claim it is often seen as a "softer" stimulant.

06/19/2018 02:37 PM
Legalising cannabis: What you need to know
The debate on legalising cannabis has been reignited by the case of a 12-year-old boy with epilepsy.

06/19/2018 09:02 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?

06/18/2018 01:02 PM
How does gaming affect your brain?
Hamish loves playing the game Fortnite. Does his brain show signs of addiction?

06/18/2018 12:25 AM
Veganism: Why is it on the up?
More and more people are buying plant-powered products. What’s behind the rise?

06/18/2018 12:24 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.

06/15/2018 09:42 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.

06/14/2018 11:03 PM
'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.

06/12/2018 11:27 PM
'Why my daughter wants a hysterectomy at 15'
A mother and daughter both have a severe form of premenstrual syndrome.

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.

05/29/2018 11:48 PM
'I was a nurse at start of NHS'
Olive Belfield was a young nurse when Britain launched the National Health Service in 1948.

05/22/2018 11:46 PM
Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?
Artificial sweeteners offer a sweet taste without the calories, but are they healthy?