BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Regular exposure to cleaning products significantly affects lung function, research has suggested.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 12:44 pm
Peter Maggs' chest wall was rebuilt using the technology after a large tumour was removed.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 12:04 pm
Ultra-processed foods have been linked to cancer - so should we be worried about eating bread?
Posted: February 16, 2018, 10:06 am
A genetic study will look at whether damage was done to the DNA of veterans who saw nuclear weapon tests.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 9:12 am
The best paid male consultant pocketed £740,000 last year - two-and-a-half times that of the top woman.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 2:56 am
James Garden says drawing helps him cope with his feelings.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 1:55 am
For 16 years, Mercy Ngulube felt unable to tell people she had HIV - but now she's a vocal campaigner.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 8:03 pm
Many cases of seemingly sporadic ovarian cancer might actually be inherited from paternal genes.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 7:25 pm
Scientists develop technology that goes inside the lung to make fast diagnoses of infection.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 7:02 pm
The probe provides access deep inside a patient’s lung, which means doctors will be able to diagnose lung conditions much quicker and more accurately.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 6:09 pm
She was able to produce enough milk to be the baby's only food source for the first six weeks, a study says.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 2:24 pm
Sofie Hartley, who's 27, wants to have a hysterectomy so that she can take back control of her body.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 12:44 pm
An online consultation into a possible opt-out scheme in England has received more than 11,000 replies.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 9:01 am
Boys born in the richest areas are likely to outlive those born in the poorest by 8.4 years, a study says.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 2:26 am
French researchers studied effects of highly-processed foods, such as cakes, bread and chicken nuggets.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 1:48 am
The Girls star reveals the pain of endometriosis led her to have surgery to remove her womb.
Posted: February 14, 2018, 5:40 pm
BBC Radio 4 wants you to take part in an experiment on the extent and effects of loneliness
Posted: February 14, 2018, 5:33 pm
Marathon runner Aaron found he had Parkinson's aged 39 but through his love of exercise he's found a way to combat the symptoms.
Posted: February 14, 2018, 4:52 pm
A mum describes how she had her daughter arrested after she became violent because of the drug alprazolam.
Posted: February 14, 2018, 4:22 pm
There were 16,263 babies conceived in the week of Valentine's Day in 2015, NHS figures estimate.
Posted: February 14, 2018, 12:22 pm
More than half of over-65s would like more sex, a new UK survey shows.
Posted: February 14, 2018, 3:20 am
Joanna is one of at least 9,000 non-smokers in the UK diagnosed with lung cancer every year.
Posted: February 13, 2018, 7:12 pm
The gang obtained the fluid from more than 12 women, including a teen, to sell on the black market.
Posted: February 13, 2018, 2:04 pm
BBC legal correspondent, Clive Coleman, says his sister's diagnosis came too late to save her.
Posted: February 13, 2018, 1:01 pm
The compounds are called malacidins and can kill several stubborn infections, including superbug MRSA.
Posted: February 13, 2018, 3:51 am
Doctors suggest a short, sharp cold water swim may offer an alternative to strong painkillers.
Posted: February 13, 2018, 3:46 am
Here's what extreme "clean-eating" did to one woman.
Posted: February 13, 2018, 1:08 am
Scientists are researching how life's ups and downs affect our mental health.
Posted: February 13, 2018, 1:08 am
Demand for surrogacy in Ukraine, one of Europe's poorest nations, is soaring. But what happens to the women involved?
Posted: February 13, 2018, 12:16 am
Sony Pictures "regrets" a scene in the film where bunnies pelt a character with blackberries.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 10:30 am
The patients learnt to use the technique in their daily lives to reduce the power of hallucinations.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:59 am
Visits to GPs and A&E for "self-treatable" conditions cost the service £850m a year, NHS England says.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:45 am
How a traditional final rites ritual exposed a generational divide.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:37 am
Do children spend too much time online and does social media use make them anxious and unhappy?
Posted: February 10, 2018, 12:16 am
The feat could lead to new ways of preserving women's fertility.
Posted: February 9, 2018, 10:51 am
One woman's story of a decade of wrongly diagnosed sexual pain has inspired a play - and with it, the hope that other women with sexual dysfunction can be helped.
Posted: February 9, 2018, 12:14 am
Police officers are waiting for a suspected drug dealer to go to the loo. But what's it doing to his insides?
Posted: February 8, 2018, 3:58 pm
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.
Posted: February 8, 2018, 12:12 pm
Photo filters mean many women 'no longer see the need' for surgery, cosmetic surgeons claim.
Posted: February 7, 2018, 4:17 pm
Researchers investigate the creative and confusing moments between waking and sleeping.
Posted: February 7, 2018, 1:15 pm
Accrington Stanley striker Billy Kee speaks openly to BBC Sport about his struggle with severe anxiety and depression.
Posted: February 7, 2018, 6:31 am
Bobby Clay reveals how over-training led her to develop osteoporosis but she's now back running.
Posted: February 6, 2018, 6:57 am
Flu comes along every year - but just how bad it will be is hard to predict.
Posted: January 19, 2018, 2:30 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

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