BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
Shop vouchers could boost breastfeeding
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:55:21 GMT
A study suggests that offering shopping vouchers can increase breastfeeding among new mothers.
Four Seasons Health Care gains breathing space
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:29:02 GMT
Four Seasons Health Care, which looks after 17,000 elderly residents, has secured its future for now.
Diabetes nightmare: A hypoglycemic attack on air
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:30:02 GMT
When Alex Ritson's blood sugar dropped, he was glad his team at the BBC World Service knew what to do.
Check the key targets in your area
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:53:06 GMT
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.
'£1 saved my life and found me love'
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:40:59 GMT
Two young stroke survivors meet by chance and fall in love.
Myles Bradbury: Victim 'destroyed’ by Addenbrooke's abuse doctor
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:29:09 GMT
The blood cancer specialist used a spy pen to take pictures of his victims and was jailed for 22 years.
Is size important when it comes to wine glasses?
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:54:08 GMT
If your wine was served in a smaller glass, would you drink less of it?
How giraffes helped Poppy Campbell find her voice
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:26:55 GMT
An encounter with giraffes at a safari park broke months of silence from Poppy Campbell.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:10:14 GMT
It is hoped the exhibition will help break the silence around stillbirth and miscarriage.
Wearing a stoma
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:21:02 GMT
Natalie Toper tells her story of why she wears a stoma and how it has affected her daily life.
Physical assaults on ambulance staff at five-year high
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:09:36 GMT
There have been 21 attacks on ambulance staff in the Western Trust area in 2017.
Man searching for people with his rare cancer
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:25:42 GMT
Kevin O'Neill is one of 15 people in the world with malignant myopericytoma - and he wants to trace the others.
Baby Max spends first year in Southampton hospital
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:16:59 GMT
Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation.
Peppa Pig's GP visits copied by fans, says doctor
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:46:25 GMT
There are concerns the Pig family's inappropriate doctor calls encourage people to behave similarly.
Liver surgeon Simon Bramhall marked initials on patients
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:35:08 GMT
Simon Bramhall admits marking his initials on the livers of two transplant patients.
Cold weather and loneliness 'lethal in winter'
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:10:19 GMT
England's chief nurse urges people to look out for family, friends and neighbours to help save lives.
Disabled man's cancer care criticised
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:54:10 GMT
The family of disabled man Ian Shaw were told he was dying - now he is responding well to cancer treatment.
Why is it so difficult to discover new antibiotics?
Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:18:28 GMT
Over-reliance on and misuse of antibiotics has raised fears of a future without effective medicines.
Vaginal mesh implants: The woman awarded a $57m payout
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:57:20 GMT
Ella Ebaugh was awarded a $57m payout after a mesh implant left her disabled.
Is England a healthy nation?
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:13:37 GMT
From weight worries to smoking and drinking, the annual Health Survey for England provides a revealing insight into lifestyles.
'Like hot knives' inside
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:28:39 GMT
Jaimee Rae McCormack says her symptoms prompted diagnoses from hypochondria to food poisoning.
Man flu 'a near-death experience'
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:31:45 GMT
We took to the streets of London to find out if you think 'man flu' is a real illness.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:26:33 GMT
The Christmas song recorded by singers at risk of serious infection if they meet face-to-face.
Heat-not-burn tobacco 'is a health risk'
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:37:39 GMT
The new tobacco products are safer than cigarettes but not risk-free, say UK experts.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:54:08 GMT
What is it like to be a donor family, a recipient or to be on the waiting list for a transplant?
Share of European Union staff leaving NHS rises following Brexit
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:01:25 GMT
Experts say job security and a fall in the value of the pound are behind the trend.
Lethal adrenaline rush
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:33:29 GMT
Frank has a heart condition that means a sudden rush of adrenaline could kill him.
What will medicine be able to do with hearts?
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 01:09:11 GMT
Heart transplantation has become a routine surgical operation, but the future promises equally amazing progress.
Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:50:33 GMT
The UN's drugs agency warns smuggling of the opioid tramadol, used by Boko Haram, must be stopped.
Almost half of under-25s 'never use a condom with a new partner'
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:14:26 GMT
Public Health England launches a new campaign to get more people thinking about using condoms.
NHS in England told to reveal avoidable deaths data
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:21:50 GMT
Most NHS trusts in England will publish information on deaths caused by failings in patient care by 2018.
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:21:24 GMT
How does your drinking measure up to the average from countries around the world?
A mother's loneliness
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 06:49:32 GMT
When Lauren Thomas, 19, became a mother, she found the experience incredibly lonely.
Haemophilia A trial results 'mind-blowing'
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:45:57 GMT
Doctors use gene therapy to correct the defect that causes haemophilia A.
Parents giving children alcohol too young, researchers say
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:04:52 GMT
Giving youngsters too many takeaways is also criticised as a health risk by the researchers.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:26:04 GMT
Dr Sara Kayat gives us her top tips for telling a partner or ex you have an STI.
Will change to organ donor rules mean more transplants?
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:01:53 GMT
The government is proposing a big change by moving to a system of "presumed consent" in England.
Hannah Witton: 'Why doesn't anyone wear condoms on TV?'
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:01:58 GMT
Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters.
Joe Biden comforts John McCain's daughter over cancer
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:26:18 GMT
The ex-VP offers words of advice on the senator's cancer during an emotional TV talk show encounter.
HIV positive man unable to become a commercial pilot
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:38:16 GMT
He said it was "utterly devastating" to discover that he could not join an airline's training scheme.
Haemophilia patient: How gene therapy has changed my life
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:37:16 GMT
How pioneering gene therapy has given a haemophilia patient a new lease of life.
'People with schizophrenia aren't all dangerous'
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 01:26:13 GMT
Alice, a married 26-year-old mother-of-two, has schizophrenia and is fed up of being portrayed as dangerous because of her condition.
'I spent savings rather than wait'
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:03:52 GMT
Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.
My brain 'exploded'
Sat, 02 Dec 2017 00:23:12 GMT
A brutal attack changed Colin Robertson's life and he is now helping brain injury victims.
New hope for disabled man's cancer battle
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:33:14 GMT
Ian Shaw was sent home to die, but a doctor queried that decision after seeing his story on the BBC.
The family that doesn't feel pain
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:14:17 GMT
The experience of six related Italians may help to find a new treatment for people with chronic pain.
Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:34:01 GMT
Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years.