BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
What is it like to prevent a suicide?
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:55:19 GMT
Gillian Assor was walking her dog when she heard crying and what followed would change multiple lives.
Insomnia: 'No link' between sleepless nights and early death
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:12:11 GMT
A new report says there's no link between lack of sleep and early death, but does that come as any comfort?
Inside the hospital treating acid attack scars
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 02:08:52 GMT
The BBC has had unique access inside Europe's largest burns unit, to see how one survivor is recovering.
Thousands caught up in 'appalling' cervical screening blunder
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:20:35 GMT
More than 40,000 women have not received information after a failure to send out letters.
Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:54:03 GMT
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations, A&E and mental health treatment.
'I avoid kissing as my peanut allergy could kill me'
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:56:23 GMT
Oli Weatherall has to go to extreme lengths to keep himself alive because of a severe peanut allergy
Premature baby parents 'need extra maternity leave'
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:12:50 GMT
The mum of a premature baby explains why maternity leave is inadequate for parents like her.
Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:44:20 GMT
The individual was on holiday in Morocco, a country deemed high risk by public health officials.
NHS funding: Is the boost worth £84bn or £20bn?
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 14:15:09 GMT
Both figures refer to the same thing, but they are based on different calculations.
The beautiful islands that could stop killer diseases
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:33:53 GMT
This living laboratory could hold the key to controlling malaria and other conditions.
'I feel really bad when I hurt my mum'
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:24:59 GMT
Families with autistic children say they struggle to get support to cope with violent outbursts.
Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:02:20 GMT
A type of cell the body uses to destroy cancer gets clogged by fat and stops working, findings suggest.
Flu vaccine delays for over-65s 'resolved by weekend'
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:28:48 GMT
Patients and GPs have been frustrated by shortages following the staggered supply of the vaccine.
Does sex addiction really exist?
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:05:01 GMT
It's a year since movie mogul Harvey Weinstein checked himself into a sex addiction clinic - but does sex addiction really exist?
Rugby protective headgear 'cuts impact by almost half'
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:55:20 GMT
A new Dundee University study calls for mandatory protective headgear to prevent injuries in the sport.
Pollution linked to 'stunted lung capacity' in London schoolchildren
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:04:09 GMT
Exposure to diesel fumes was linked to an approximate 5% reduction in lung capacity in London children.
Lynette Mchendry 'asked to sign cancer death warrant'
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 14:54:58 GMT
Lynette Mchendry is one of 100,000 NI claimants being reassessed for disability or illness benefits.
Doctors gave me a new penis - I want to find love
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 00:36:57 GMT
Anick - who was born intersex - had a series of operations to give him a fully-functioning penis. The BBC followed his progress.
'I never knew men could get breast cancer'
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:15:11 GMT
Moses Musonga, a 67-year-old Kenyan, got a shock when he was diagnosed with the disease.
Shropshire baby deaths: Review cases rise to 215
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:34:33 GMT
More than 200 families seek answers about their maternity care amid a review into baby deaths.
Motor neurone disease: Joe Hammond's birthday legacy for sons
Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:11:03 GMT
Joe Hammond has motor neurone disease and is leaving a birthday legacy for his sons after he dies.
Devon mother in fight with NHS for cystic fibrosis drug funding
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:08:16 GMT
Sarah Burgwin wants the NHS to pay for Orkambi to treat her six-year-old daughter's cystic fibrosis.
Call for UK ban on 'grotesquely sugary' freakshakes
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:04:48 GMT
Action on Sugar surveyed milkshakes on sale in the UK - one contained 39 teaspoons of sugar.
Drug firms fear 'wasting' money for a Brexit no-deal outcome
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 02:46:24 GMT
Experts say millions of pounds is being spent in case of a no-deal instead of creating new medicines.
Cancer treatment patients get beauty workshops
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 02:30:04 GMT
Beauticians are giving cancer patients free workshops to help with the side effects of treatment.
'I was in excruciating pain from excess iron'
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 01:35:23 GMT
Too much iron in the blood, or haemochromatosis, is a little-known, debilitating condition, often undiagnosed.
Where are the most violent workplaces?
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 03:49:48 GMT
The Department of Health is drawing up plans to protect NHS staff better from violence.
'I do my school work from my hospital bed'
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 07:58:25 GMT
Ashleigh tells us how she copes with kidney disease
Diabetes glucose monitors 'available to thousands more'
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:25:55 GMT
The decision comes after patients in some areas of England were denied access to the device.
Architects: 'Beautiful' that Tom is still in our music after death
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:37:59 GMT
Brighton band Architects say their guitarist Tom, who died in 2016, is still part of their music.
Northern Ireland child post-mortem examinations to be done in England
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:12:04 GMT
From January 2019 post-mortem examinations on children from Northern Ireland will have to be carried out in Liverpool.
Rachael Bland's husband on how their son has reacted to his mum's death
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:21:17 GMT
BBC presenter Rachael Bland's husband reveals moving words of their son, Freddie, after her death.
Veganism: Does it affect your social life?
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 09:20:51 GMT
Adrian Chiles says people don't ask him out for dinner any more - other vegans have their say.
Britain's first specialist wound hub to open
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:06:35 GMT
Terror attack victims and injured soldiers are to benefit from research at the Birmingham centre.
'Disturbing' self-harm rates and violence at youth prisons
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:33:38 GMT
A reform charity says new figures "illustrate in graphic detail why prison is no place for a child".
How antibiotic resistance could take us back to the 'dark ages'
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 01:18:01 GMT
There are major concerns that the overuse of the drugs might lead to them becoming ineffective.
Reality Check: How healthy is your commute?
Thu, 01 Nov 2018 00:38:26 GMT
What forms of transport in urban environments expose you to the highest amounts of pollutants?
'Video games made me a better surgeon'
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 09:45:24 GMT
Rather than impede learning, gaming can improve your manual dexterity and concentration skills, one surgeon says.
'I call my OCD Olivia'
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:38:56 GMT
Catherine Benfield was diagnosed with OCD as a young mum. Creating a character who personifies her condition helped her recovery.
Dementia risk: Five-minute scan 'can predict cognitive decline'
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 01:12:34 GMT
Scientists hope the test may offer a new way to spot those at risk of dementia, before symptoms show.
'New mums need to be given better health education'
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:21:49 GMT
George Roach's wife Michelle died from a pulmonary embolism six weeks after giving birth.
Teenager Chloe Bellerby's 200 mile walk for mental health
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:08:19 GMT
Why one teenager walked from Leeds to London to raise awareness of mental health.
'I was told I'd die if I had a baby'
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 04:16:00 GMT
Babies are being born at the world's first clinic to help woman who have a baby after being heart attack survivors.
'Fake ambulance' pulled over by Swansea police
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:57:31 GMT
The estate car was covered in paintwork and logos that made it look like an operational ambulance.
NHS bosses look to overhaul cancer screening
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:19:18 GMT
The announcement comes the day after an "appalling" cervical-screening blunder hits more than 40,000 women.
Should we pay people for donating blood?
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:15:34 GMT
Worldwide sales of blood plasma are increasingly strongly, but is it ethically right that people should be paid to donate it?
Should there be a tax on red meat?
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 11:40:38 GMT
It could save lives, experts say, but some people find being told what to eat too much to swallow.
Allied Healthcare to transfer care contracts
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:52:54 GMT
The home care provider was warned this month by the care regulator about its financial sustainability.
YouTube stunts lead to rise in Swansea hospital burns victims
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:31:44 GMT
Surgeons issue a warning as more young people suffer injuries performing stunts for social media.
Spinal injury garden legacy of boy killed by bear
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:03:00 GMT
The mother of a boy killed by a polar bear, has created a garden inspired by his idea.
A 12-year-old boy with Tourette's Syndrome finds animals stop his tics
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:13:34 GMT
Malachi Ralph from Cornwall says he feels calmer when he is around animals as his tics reduce.
Stillbirth: 'How I chose an outfit for my baby'
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 01:35:03 GMT
How do you go about dressing your baby for their final resting place when conventional clothes don't fit?
Fighting heroin addiction: Bobby's story
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:10:34 GMT
Bobby was injecting heroin and crack cocaine up to six times a day. He's spoken to the BBC about what made him turn his life around.