BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

03/20/2018 09:52 PM
Alfie Dingley's medical cannabis petition handed to government
Alfie Dingley is six - his family want him to be able to use medical cannabis to manage his epilepsy.

03/20/2018 06:51 PM
Water bacteria probe extended to Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Four patients at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow are now being treated for infections.

03/20/2018 04:28 PM
Patient and medics tackle Sahara race for Air Ambulance
Medics and a former patient take on a gruelling Sahara race to raise funds for London Air Ambulance.

03/20/2018 04:21 PM
'My 3,000 calorie-a-day addiction to energy drinks rules my life'
Emma Forrest gets up five times a night to satisfy her cravings and stockpiles cans of the drinks.

03/20/2018 02:55 PM
Call for Alfie Dingley to be allowed medicinal cannabis
A mother shows the bruises from her "aggressive and angry" six-year-old son in the campaign for a special licence to use medicinal cannabis to treat his epilepsy.

03/20/2018 11:48 AM
Llandough Hospital: Barry woman's 'let my daughter home' plea
Laura Clode has been at a mental health unit at Llandough Hospital since last June.

03/20/2018 01:39 AM
I had a transplant after my hairstyle made me go bald
MC Paigey Cakey says she feels "empowered" after having a hair transplant because she had traction alopecia.

03/20/2018 01:09 AM
Teenagers with HIV: 'Just a little illness'
Missed sleepovers, exam issues, secrets from siblings - the challenges of growing up with HIV.

03/20/2018 01:06 AM
Class A drugs 'brought in for patients' at Essex mental health trust
The BBC uncovers allegations that staff at an Essex mental health trust supplied vulnerable patients.

03/20/2018 01:03 AM
Under-doctored areas to get new medical schools
New courses are in under-doctored areas as ministers set out plans to expand student places by 25%.

03/20/2018 12:54 AM
Cannabis oil: Meet the woman taking it for breast cancer recovery
Nikki Bednall says she takes cannabis oil through "desperation not recreation" after her breast cancer.

03/20/2018 12:43 AM
Deaf access to NHS progress 'too slow', charity warns
People in Wales who are deaf or have hearing loss are not getting accessible information from their GP.

03/19/2018 06:50 PM
What are opioids and what are the risks?
Donald Trump has announced plans to tackle the opioid crisis. What are they and why are they a problem?

03/19/2018 04:00 PM
Macular degeneration: 'I've been given my sight back'
Two patients have had pioneering stem cell therapy to restore their vision.

03/19/2018 03:17 PM
Chantelle Millward on Orkambi drug for cystic fibrosis patients
MPs are debating a petition calling for all people with cystic fibrosis to be given the life-changing, but very expensive, drug.

03/19/2018 12:48 AM
'Game changer' treatment for Multiple Sclerosis patients
Louise Willetts says she is completely well following treatment that was originally used on cancer patients.

03/18/2018 03:08 PM
Baby left at Jersey hospital with 'cord attached'
Police have said they are "extremely concerned" about the baby's mother's welfare.

03/18/2018 01:59 AM
Men with low sperm counts at increased risk of illness, study suggests
A study finds men with low sperm counts are more likely to have health issues that put them at risk.

03/18/2018 01:39 AM
What does your knee sound like inside?
A team at the Georgia Institute of Technology is developing a stethoscope for your knees.

03/18/2018 01:24 AM
More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'
A study finds chemicals in lavender and tea tree oil appear to be hormone disruptors.

03/18/2018 12:12 AM
Living healthily in Qatar: Why's it hard?
In Qatar, over 70% of the population is overweight or obese.

03/17/2018 07:51 PM
Carpool karaoke mums' Down's syndrome video goes viral
Rebecca Carless says the response to the video has been "mad" and they want everyone to see it.

03/16/2018 11:54 AM
TV anchor Andrea McLean: 'Give menopausal women M badges'
ITV's Andrea McLean, who reached early menopause, tells commuters to cut hot flush sufferers "slack".

03/16/2018 12:05 AM
How I saw Stephen Hawking's death as a disabled person
Why one disabled BBC journalist has found the reporting of Stephen Hawking's death troubling.

03/15/2018 03:59 PM
Bad blood: The rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes
How a woman came up with an idea that could have revolutionised blood testing - if it had worked.

03/15/2018 03:07 AM
'I was suicidal and the NHS didn’t know what to do'
At the age of 17 Sherry Denness tried to kill herself nine times in 10 days, and only then got the help she needed.

03/14/2018 01:47 AM
Skiing helps me take on the outside world
George and his mum Gina explain how skiing helps him cope with his autism.

03/13/2018 01:35 PM
So terrified of eating I stopped growing at 11
Allergies made a young dancer afraid of food and she was the size of a six-year-old at the age of 11.

03/12/2018 12:51 PM
Crossing the border for a sugar fix
Norway has led the way in introducing a sugar tax - but not everybody in the country is a fan.

03/08/2018 10:41 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.

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.