BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Stoptober promotes vaping for the first time, as studies suggest a record for successful quit attempts.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 6:53 am
An Australian girl whose knee was eaten away by a Buruli ulcer calls for better research funding.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 6:14 am
A brain surgeon in the UK has started using 3D printed titanium plates to replace parts of patients' skulls.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 4:29 am
Acid attacks are on the rise. BBC Stories meets four survivors who have suffered as a result of this growing trend.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 12:20 am
But ME charities said using children and young people in trials like this could damage their lives and health.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:51 pm
Inspectors praise innovation by GPs as they outperform hospitals, mental health and social care in ratings.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:51 pm
Mary Russell, a black woman with dwarfism, set off on a 900-mile journey through Vietnam with five other disabled people but quickly learned they were far from like-minded.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:41 pm
Court consent will not be needed to remove nutrition from patients in a permanent vegetative state.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 8:55 pm
Understanding the first moments of life could lead to better IVF and explain why women miscarry.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:01 pm
The social network is testing a tool that will let people hide categories of ads for the first time.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 2:54 pm
Some women needed a hysterectomy to remove the sterilisation device Essure.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 1:05 pm
Psychologists and celebrities vow to fight a court ruling approving the use of "conversion therapy".
Posted: September 20, 2017, 10:17 am
By the age of five, 95% of children are being vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 9:34 am
The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 8:43 am
A group of NI men say they have been left in chronic pain after having mesh inserted for hernias.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:26 am
Ellie, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma when she was 15, describes the symptoms of blood cancer.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:03 am
The drug nivolumab, denied to writer AA Gill on the NHS, will be available to patients in England.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 11:40 pm
Women who miscarry in the first round of IVF are more likely to have a baby than those who do not conceive.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 11:08 pm
Kate Pierce was misdiagnosed with tonsillitis and suffered severe brain damage.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 1:16 pm
Medics said they had treated patients with internal bleeding around the eye and blurred vision.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 11:40 am
The Bake Off winner talks candidly about how her "life revolves around not falling apart".
Posted: September 19, 2017, 11:24 am
Jo Walton's daughter was left severely disabled when the measles infection she had as a child returned 24 years later.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 5:48 am
Pet owners are being warned about a disease carried by flies that can infect dogs, cats and people.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 11:54 pm
The 40-year-old says she hopes to persuade more women to check themselves after she found a lump.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 6:03 pm
Southern Health admits breaching health and safety law over the death of patient Connor Sparrowhawk.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 3:04 pm
Kate Pierce died in 2013 seven years after a doctor misdiagnosed her meningitis as tonsillitis.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 2:41 pm
Golden retriever Storm will be trained to raise the alarm when the six-year-old has a potentially fatal reaction.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 10:23 am
It doesn't mean you have a split personality or that you always become violent, a charity campaign says.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 2:45 am
Researchers discover that there are seven types of most common malignant child brain cancer.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 2:43 am
The Labour peer and former MP was diagnosed in May, her daughter-in-law announces.
Posted: September 17, 2017, 7:32 pm
One sufferer of the pregnancy illness describes how difficult it made her daily life.
Posted: September 15, 2017, 11:10 pm
Roger Bainton carried out dozens of unnecessary operations and "experimental procedures".
Posted: September 15, 2017, 1:01 pm
People at the highest risk should be offered weight loss and healthy eating programmes, advice says.
Posted: September 15, 2017, 10:27 am
US scientists say their technology could have a "significant impact" around the world.
Posted: September 15, 2017, 12:13 am
A lack of emotional closeness affects both men and women's desire for sex, a study suggests.
Posted: September 14, 2017, 12:01 am
Lisa Upton had brain surgery to remove a tumour and was wide awake throughout the entire process.
Posted: September 13, 2017, 9:21 pm
With Britons being warned over the worst outbreak of flu in Australia and New Zealand, should we all get a jab?
Posted: September 13, 2017, 10:40 am
Odette was sleeping rough in a park when she found out she was pregnant.
Posted: September 12, 2017, 11:34 pm
Alison Morton was 25 when she was diagnosed with an illness that leaves her with constant pain and profound fatigue.
Posted: September 11, 2017, 9:04 am
A BBC investigation has seen first-hand of the devastating impact of the prescription drug pregabalin which has 'flooded' the black market.
Posted: September 11, 2017, 6:29 am
Many women don't go for cervical screening, so scientists found another way to test for abnormal cells.
Posted: September 9, 2017, 12:28 am
Amie drank 30 pints a weekend to "keep up with the boys" - but now she has had no alcohol for 16 months.
Posted: September 9, 2017, 12:27 am
A look at the sums behind Theresa May's claim in Parliament.
Posted: September 8, 2017, 12:00 pm
Designer Poppy Nash weaves her blood sugar results into the fabric she designs to help manage her diabetes
Posted: September 6, 2017, 11:28 pm
For doctors who fled to the UK, training to work in the NHS means having to learn the local dialect.
Posted: September 6, 2017, 12:31 am
A mum has shared striking photos to raise awareness that people with mental illness do not look a specific way
Posted: September 5, 2017, 2:44 pm
Craig Stobo's pregnant wife Fiona died from sepsis and he almost lost his own life due to the condition.
Posted: September 4, 2017, 12:20 am
A team of UK experts is in Sierra Leone trying to prevent disease adding to the death toll from mudslides.
Posted: September 1, 2017, 12:13 am
A Chilean woman campaigning for a change to Chile's total ban on abortions tells her story.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 11:31 pm

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