BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Microplastics in water pose ‘no apparent health risk’

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 06:01:41 GMT

The World Health Organization says its findings are based on the "limited information" available.

Jade Goody: Cancer charity hopes documentary serves as 'a reminder'

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:48:21 GMT

The spike in cervical screenings after Jade Goody's diagnosis did not last long, a charity says.

I gave my DNA away. Can I get it back?

Sun, 04 Aug 2019 00:10:52 GMT

Why are people selling the very core of their identity to private firms?

Athletes have poor teeth despite brushing

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 01:45:39 GMT

Are sugary sports drinks and gels the problem?

Puppy helps Ellie May, 8, to cope with diabetes

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 23:00:22 GMT

A family is hoping a seven-month-old golden retriever will help their daughter manage her type 1 diabetes.

High blood pressure in mid-30s may pose risk to brain health

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:58:29 GMT

People in their mid-30s need to watch their blood pressure to protect brain health in later life.

'A small bite changed my whole world'

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 10:42:40 GMT

Yen says she was "living her best life" until a small bite turned her world upside down.

Could music festivals be good for your health?

Sun, 04 Aug 2019 23:05:36 GMT

Many festivals around the world now offer much more than music, but what effect do they have on your health?

HRT shortage 'adds to the stress of menopause'

Sun, 11 Aug 2019 11:20:31 GMT

With UK supplies of hormone replacement therapy running low, women tell the BBC how it has affected them.

'Why me? I had ovarian cancer at 14'

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:02:53 GMT

Kelliyah thought she was putting on weight - and was shocked to find her condition was much more serious.

I'll lose my mental health care when I turn 18. Why?

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 01:14:14 GMT

Around 50% of young people in the UK lose their mental health when they turn 18

Boris Johnson orders action to stop measles spread

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:36:13 GMT

A fall in uptake of the MMR vaccine means the UK has lost its measles-free status.

Football grounds to pubs: Our fight for free tampons

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:57:25 GMT

Has your period ever ruined a night out? Three Celtic fans are trying to do something about it.

West Lane Hospital patients 'at high risk of avoidable harm'

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:00:07 GMT

Two patients died in two months at the Middlesbrough centre, which has been rated inadequate.

New drug for people who can bleed uncontrollably

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 00:52:35 GMT

NHS England is funding a new treatment for patients with severe haemophilia A.

Four-in-one pill prevents third of heart problems

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 00:17:18 GMT

The drug combination has huge potential and would cost just "pennies a day", say the researchers.

West Lane Hospital in Middlesbrough to be closed

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:28:17 GMT

The two teenagers died within two months at the centre, which was later found to be unsafe.

Fish oil pills 'no benefit' for type 2 diabetes

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 01:41:56 GMT

People with type 2 diabetes "should not be encouraged" to take omega-3, researchers say.

'Multiple medicines' side-effect risk for over-65s

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:18:08 GMT

Two million older people are risking side-effects from taking multiple medications, a charity warns.

'Tasteless': Patients share pictures and views of hospital food

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:35:21 GMT

Readers have been sharing their experiences - good and bad - with the BBC.

A body donated to science - but used to test bombs

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 18:40:26 GMT

A US centre was sued over its handling of donated bodies. What do we know about the industry?

Vitamin D: Add 'sunshine vitamin' to flour, study says

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 16:42:11 GMT

One in five UK adults doesn't get enough of the "sunshine vitamin", especially in winter.

Bake Off judge Prue Leith joins hospital food improvement review

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:49:46 GMT

The celebrity chef will help set new quality standards as part of the government's review of hospital food.

Essex dad's pollution superhero tale for life-limited son

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 07:54:11 GMT

He hopes the children's book will create a legacy for his son, 5, who has a degenerative condition.

Shrewsbury nurse describes tasting sewage in river swim

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:21:37 GMT

Melissa Compton, who swam 220 miles along the River Severn for charity, contracted a stomach bug.

'There was no hope': Treatable disease often mistaken for Alzheimer's

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 23:24:23 GMT

Normal pressure hydrocephalus, which causes mobility and memory issues, can be mistaken for dementia.

More schoolchildren 'rejecting cigarettes'

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:47:16 GMT

The proportion of surveyed pupils who have ever smoked tobacco drops to a record low of 16%.

Why is the UK seeing a rise in measles cases?

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 23:39:26 GMT

Three years after eliminating the infection, Britain has lost its 'measles-free status'. How?

Eduard Pernkopf: The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 23:55:25 GMT

Eduard Pernkopf created an "atlas" of anatomy by dissecting the bodies of Nazi political prisoners.

Edinburgh Fringe: Tourette's charity wants apology over award-winning joke

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:27:11 GMT

People with the condition are angered after Olaf Falafel's gag won an award following a public vote.

'Why me? I had ovarian cancer at 14'

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:13:56 GMT

Kelliyah thought she was simply putting on weight - and was shocked to find her condition was much more serious.