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Detailed images of baby heart inside the womb

Latest BBC Health News - 20 hours 39 min ago
New technology could improve the care of babies with congenital heart diseases.

Advertising watchdog rules fake autism 'cure' adverts must stop

Latest BBC Health News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:49
The advertising watchdog is targeting practitioners of Cease therapy, which has no scientific basis.

'Baby Grady' gives hope to infertile boys with cancer

Latest BBC Health News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 00:52
New approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment, say scientists.

IVF ethics pioneer Mary Warnock dies

Latest BBC Health News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 16:53
The philosopher Baroness Mary Warnock has died at the age of 94.

Cervical screening: DIY smear test could be 'game-changer'

Latest BBC Health News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 14:34
Women who miss cervical screening appointments are being given home-testing kits in a pilot scheme.

Assisted dying: Doctors' group adopts neutral position

Latest BBC Health News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 14:25
The Royal College of Physicians votes to adopt a neutral position on helping terminally ill patients die.

Hancock criticised over DNA test 'over reaction'

Latest BBC Health News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 13:39
England's health secretary said it had saved his life by revealing a "higher risk of prostate cancer".

Testosterone rules for female athletes 'unscientific'

Latest BBC Health News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 03:20
There is a lack of evidence for the cut-off point adopted by athletics chiefs, a BMJ editorial says.

NHS 'no chance of training enough staff'

Latest BBC Health News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 02:50
Experts are warning nurses and GP shortages will worsen in England, unless radical action is taken.

My one-in-a-million daughter is a 'human timebomb'

Latest BBC Health News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 00:43
Anya suffers from a one-in-a-million condition that is like having seven serious diseases all at once.

'No consent' for teeth removal op on woman who later died

Latest BBC Health News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 00:01
Rachel Johnston, who had learning difficulties, died weeks after all her teeth were removed.

Unprecedented drug shortage linked to Brexit, NHS bosses say

Latest BBC Health News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:19
Hospitals in England are experiencing a "spike" in medicine shortages, an NHS leader tells BBC Newsnight.

'My anorexia really loved Instagram'

Latest BBC Health News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:02
One woman who has overcome anorexia says Instagram didn't cause her eating disorder, but it made it worse.

Instagram eating disorder content 'out of control'

Latest BBC Health News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 17:00
Psychiatrists raise concerns as the BBC finds children are swapping extreme images of weight loss.

Childcare offered for free to smear-test mums

Latest BBC Health News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:53
Dozens of childminders are offering an hour of free care so mothers can attend cervical screening appointments.

San Francisco moves to ban e-cigarettes until health effects known

Latest BBC Health News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:37
The law would halt sales until vaping's health effects are fully evaluated by US regulators.

Weedkiller glyphosate a 'substantial' cancer factor

Latest BBC Health News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 09:02
Jury to consider damages after one of the world's most widely-used weedkillers is blamed for cancer.

Potent cannabis increases risk of serious mental illness, says study

Latest BBC Health News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 01:50
People who use potent cannabis increase their risk of serious mental illness, according to researchers.

Can exercise reverse the ageing process?

Latest BBC Health News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:33
It's not for everyone, but older athletes are pushing the limits of what the body can do as it ages.

The good things about ADHD: 'It's my superpower'

Latest BBC Health News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 00:25
ADHD can sometimes be portrayed quite negatively, so an ADHD parents' support group asked us to make a film looking at some of the good things about it.

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