BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Simon Dobbin's home was transformed as part of the BBC television show.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 6:28 am
People with cystic fibrosis are using virtual reality to distract them during treatment.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 6:21 am
How avatar therapy is helping people stand up to schizophrenic voices by giving them a face.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 3:25 am
A woman was asked for ID over a mince pie - so how much alcohol is in the festive treats and are they OK for kids?
Posted: November 24, 2017, 1:57 am
Patients became less distressed and heard voices less often compared with those who had counselling.
Posted: November 24, 2017, 12:53 am
After two decades of reports and reviews what's changed in social care in England?
Posted: November 23, 2017, 5:57 pm
The hospital trust is adding a plea on patient appointment letters for donations towards equipment.
Posted: November 23, 2017, 3:03 pm
The singer, now 26, said she had the procedure done as she "always wanted a big family".
Posted: November 23, 2017, 1:13 pm
Better and quicker cancer care for patients is the aim from a single treatment route and target.
Posted: November 23, 2017, 6:17 am
Gideon Mendel's emotional photos of patients at the end of their lives.
Posted: November 23, 2017, 2:07 am
A study of a pilot scheme finds there were two online consultations per 1,000 patients.
Posted: November 23, 2017, 2:04 am
But there is no reason to start drinking coffee for health reasons, the BMJ study found.
Posted: November 23, 2017, 12:32 am
What have you spent on tampons in your life, and how much of that goes to the government?
Posted: November 23, 2017, 12:16 am
Anne Wafula-Strike was on a three-hour train journey with an out-of-order accessible loo.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 8:20 pm
Health leaders warn tough choices will have to be made despite the chancellor's promise of extra money.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 4:51 pm
Philip Hammond says "we will always back it" and more patients were being treated by the NHS in England.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 1:52 pm
Spirits may make you angry or tearful, while red wine or beer may make you relax, research says.
Posted: November 22, 2017, 8:15 am
The biohacker movement wants to cure disease without the help of government or big companies
Posted: November 21, 2017, 11:11 pm
A 6,000% price rise in an essential thyroid drug led the NHS to overpay, the UK competition body says.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 6:32 pm
The move will raise the cost of the strongest, cheapest alcohol by setting a minimum price of 50p-per-unit.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 2:47 pm
"Intimidating" checkouts and a lack of seating are "shutting out" the elderly from shops, a charity says.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 2:15 pm
The men's relatives say the cases are not part of the investigation into nine Sussex care homes.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 8:54 am
How one woman championed a way to bring community spirit back to city streets and keep children fit.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 2:02 am
Patients in Scotland are the first in the world to be scanned with new magnetic resonance imaging equipment.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 12:21 am
District nurses help keep patients out of hospital, but in England numbers have halved since 2010.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 10:53 pm
There are not enough qualified professionals to do this job, says the Royal College of Nursing.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 5:07 pm
The amount it has cost you depends on how old you are and when you started your first period.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:52 pm
Study reveals increasing diversity in young people's heterosexual practices.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:53 pm
Women with a higher body mass index might need more frequent mammograms, researchers suggest.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:03 am
Women are now being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 10:39 am
While progress has been made to curb death rates in other countries, the US has seen an increase.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:25 am
The risk of stillbirth is doubled if women go to sleep on their backs in the last trimester, a study finds.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:03 am
Why would anyone donate their eggs to help a stranger have a child? A donor gives her reasons.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 1:10 pm
The Swedish hi-tech firm at the forefront of using 3D printing to create human ears, noses and other body parts.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 12:02 am
A tale of abuse against ambulance workers prompts tales of gratitude and "heart-warming" encounters.
Posted: November 14, 2017, 5:18 pm
"Postnatal confinement" is said to be widespread among the UK's Chinese community.
Posted: November 13, 2017, 1:00 am
As mental health problems increase, could virtual-reality programmes help with the demand for treatment?
Posted: November 9, 2017, 6:45 am
Over-reliance on and misuse of antibiotics has raised fears of a future without effective medicines.
Posted: October 27, 2017, 12:18 am
Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:03 pm
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:48 am
Experts say job security and a fall in the value of the pound are behind the trend.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:01 am

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