BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Suntans on children 'are not healthy'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:18:45 GMT

A suntan is a sign of skin damage, not glowing health, NHS England and the Met Office remind parents.

'Asthma is a killer - it took away my miracle daughter'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:01:31 GMT

The mother of a 10-year-old asthma victim calls for the condition to be taken more seriously.

Make-up artist offers free makeovers to cancer patients

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:13:53 GMT

Make-up artist Natalie Crawford wants to help others after she lost her breasts, ovaries and hair.

Middle-aged workers 'spend more time sitting than pensioners'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:22:11 GMT

Researchers find 45 to 54-year-olds spend on average 7.8 hours per weekday sitting down.

Making changes

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:32:11 GMT

BBC1's Doctor in the House Rangan Chatterjee helps single mum La-Vern improve her lifestyle so she can avoid developing type 2 diabetes.

10 miscarriages, still trying

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 06:47:27 GMT

Jen Bickel has endured several rounds of IVF and two ectopic pregnancies but she has not yet given up hope of having a baby.

Kid, 4, steals show during sickle cell Derbyshire chat

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:37:20 GMT

Gabriel, 4, gets distracted on set during a Victoria Derbyshire discussion on sickle cell disease.

Over 1,700 patients at risk in 'colossal' NHS mail blunder

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:46:23 GMT

Cancer test results, child protection notes and medication advice were among notes left to pile up in a warehouse.

Meet the designer making clothes for diabetic women

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:48:04 GMT

Natalie Balmain has type 1 diabetes and says the clothes she has designed will help women manage the condition.

Hymen surgery

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:13:29 GMT

Tunisian women are expected to be virgins when they marry, leading some to have hymen surgery.

Charlie Gard parents lose European court appeal

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:47:30 GMT

The European Court rejects a plea from the parents of Charlie Gard to intervene in his case.

'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli fraud trial opens in New York

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:55:11 GMT

The former pharmaceutical chief denies operating a Ponzi-like scheme that cheated investors.

Why NHS can't pay for all Glendon's drugs

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:30:41 GMT

Glendon has a brain tumour - there are drugs that might extend his life but he must pay for them.

Abortion should not be crime, says doctors' union

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:38:21 GMT

The British Medical Association has supported removing abortion from criminal law.

Out of control

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:24:51 GMT

Yemen cholera epidemic: 'I have never seen such suffering'

Pioneering proton beam therapy for 10-year-old girl

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:31:25 GMT

Amelia Brome from Lancashire was diagnosed with cancer in January 2017.

Midge Ure and Tony Hadley back Kenny Thomas daughter appeal

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:14:26 GMT

Stars including Midge Ure, Kim Wilde and Tony Hadley supported singer Kenny Thomas' appeal.

Will free hospital parking cost 162m?

Mon, 08 May 2017 15:47:12 GMT

Labour says it will make car parking free at NHS hospitals at a cost of 162m.

Magnets used to control flickering eyes

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:40:13 GMT

A case study has shown how magnetic implants in the eye can successfully control the movement of the eye.

Older fathers have 'geekier sons'

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:46:14 GMT

They are more focused, intelligent and less bothered about fitting in, say scientists.

Yemen faces world's worst cholera outbreak - UN

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:56:55 GMT

There are an estimated 5,000 new cases of cholera in Yemen every day, with 200,000 people affected.

Canada nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer jailed for life for murders

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:39:59 GMT

A former Ontario nurse is sentenced to life in prison for killing eight elderly people in her care.

NHS hernia mesh repairs 'leaving patients in chronic pain'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:40:12 GMT

The mesh left one woman "screaming on all fours from the agonising pain".

Reality Check: How much will Labour's NHS plans cost?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:01:53 GMT

Reality Check looks at how much aspects of Labour's NHS proposals could cost.

BMA chief: NHS is 'running on fumes'

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:43:26 GMT

One of Britain's most senior doctors claims ministers are "picking the pockets" of NHS staff.

How Syrian refugees battle against cancer

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:26:52 GMT

Ammash, 4, has leukaemia and the funds for his treatment are running out.

NHS hernia mesh felt like 'scratching from inside'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:37:37 GMT

Surgeons have warned the repair technique is leaving many patients in chronic pain.

Tick saliva 'gold mine' blocks killer heart condition

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:07:31 GMT

Oxford scientists are excited by the prospect of making a drug from a bug.

'I crowdfunded my wheelchair'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:13:01 GMT

Hannah Barham-Brown feared her dreams of becoming a medic would be over after the NHS offered her an impractical wheelchair.

Wait for justice

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 02:16:56 GMT

Private patients expect the best treatment, but what happens if things go wrong?

Deep delve

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:36:00 GMT

Scientists at Oxford University begin a trial to pinpoint early tell-tale signs of dementia.

What happens when you're sleep deprived?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:27:13 GMT

A new study is looking at the impact of sleep on your brain power.