Latest BBC Health News

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Mushrooms may 'reduce the risk of mild brain decline'

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:46
Eating the fungi more than twice a week cut people's risk of memory and language problems, a study found.

Cancer waiting times breached for 1,000 days in England

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 09:57
Failure to treat cancer patients quickly is putting lives at risk, experts say.

Cholesterol-lowering pill 'new option for statin users'

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 08:38
A new type of drug could help some people with high cholesterol.

'I thought my twins just had a cold'

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 03:10
When Stephanie Elderton's twin boys caught a cold, she never imagined that one of them would end up in intensive care.

Cancer's 'internal wiring' predicts relapse risk

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 02:13
Breast cancer is 11 separate diseases each with a different risk of relapse, says study.

Oscar Saxelby-Lee: Mum 'overwhelmed' by stem cell donor campaign

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 00:35
Thousands of people have registered to find a stem cell match for a five-year-old with leukaemia.

Truro woman not told of cancer for three months

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 00:25
Beverley Smith only learned she had cancer 11 days before she died, because results were not shared.

Gene-editing babies: Call to pause humanity-altering research

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 18:00
Leading scientists call for a temporary ban on research to "re-engineer the human species".

'How my life turned around with new treatment'

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 16:55
A pioneering hospital has abandoned the practice of restraining mental health patients, with dramatic results.

Heart test trial aimed at reducing strokes begins in East Anglia

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 01:08
Scientists hope the study will help reduce premature deaths among people with irregular heartbeats.

Assaults on mental health staff in Wales halved

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 00:15
A ward manager - who was previously attacked - says staff try to create a rapport with patients.

Brazilian butt lift victim 'wanted op for some time'

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 16:52
Leah Cambridge was said to have gone under the knife after growing paranoid about excess stomach weight.

Shropshire baby deaths: Review 'not watered down'

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 16:24
Donna Ockenden said the inquiry into Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust now included 250 families.

'Unacceptable' self-harm images still on Instagram

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 15:10
The NSPCC says leaving graphic images of cutting on the site is "simply not acceptable".

NI cancer rates increase by 15%

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 14:01
NI Cancer Research Registry says one-in-five patients die within five months due to late diagnosis.

Professor Stephen Hawking's nurse struck off over his care

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 13:57
Patricia Dowdy was accused of financial misconduct and failing to properly care for the scientist.

Italy bans unvaccinated children from school

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:19
Italy now requires children to prove they have been vaccinated before attending school.

Vulvodynia: 'Tampons and certain underwear are agony'

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 00:10
Georgia is using art to cope with the pain of vulvodynia, which causes chronic pain in the vulva.

Third of under-30s in Wales snub cervical smear tests

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 00:10
Despite being the most common cancer in younger women, the uptake for cervical screening is falling.

Patients in Wales to be offered free tampons

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 16:17
It move to offer free sanitary products comes aims to tackle 'period poverty'.

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