Latest BBC Health News

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Life-extending drug Perjeta approved for secondary breast cancer

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 15:48
The drug can prolong the lives of incurable breast cancer patients by up to 16 months.

Overstretched 'sandwich carers' trying to help parents and children

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:35
Carers looking after elderly parents and children face depression and stress.

Royal Papworth Hospital marks heart transplant anniversary

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 07:36
The hospital's first such procedure was carried out on a 44-year-old patient on 14 January 1979.

Lens replacement led to 'blind patches', says artist

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 05:00
Landscape painter Denise De Batista is considering legal action against lens manufacturer Oculentis

What does air pollution do to our bodies?

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 02:10
David Shukman examines the effect that air pollution has on our bodies.

Intersex surgeries: Is it right to assign sex to a baby?

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 01:37
Attitudes are changing to the medical practice, with some calling them limiting and unnecessary.

Government promises 'bold new goal' to tackle dirty air

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:34
Ministers hail the UK's "world leading" pollution plan, but green groups call it a missed opportunity.

Healthy eating: What is a correct food portion?

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:06
British Nutrition Foundation launches new 'handy' guide to stop people cooking and eating too much.

James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 15:28
Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has repeated remarks about race and intelligence.

Clinical waste 'backlog' pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 00:42
Photographs show piles of clinical waste following the collapse of processing firm HES in North Lanarkshire.

FOP: Instagram and my one-in-a-million illness

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 00:12
Zoe Buxton is a fashion and lifestyle blogger whose body is slowly turning to bone.

Medical students: More needed to meet demand for doctors

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 16:37
Northern Ireland needs at least 100 more medical students a year to meet the increasing demand for doctors.

Global fight against killer diseases seeks £11bn

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 16:10
The money would be spent on medicines, treatments and mosquito nets to reduce deaths from disease.

Royal Marsden's leading cancer expert Martin Gore dies

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 13:39
The Royal Marsden's Martin Gore is called an "inspiration" after his death at the age of 67.

Ella Kissi-Debrah 'pollution' death: Backing for new inquest

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 11:56
Attorney general backs new look at whether air pollution was to blame for nine-year-old girl's death.

Mental health patients missing GP appointments 'at risk'

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 01:12
Those who miss two a year are eight times more likely to die in the subsequent 18 months, a study suggests.

Too many children 'not being treated for mental health problems'

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 01:11
An MPs' report found only one in three young people with a condition had NHS treatment last year.

The lifesaving food 90% aren’t eating enough of

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 01:10
It cuts your chances of heart attacks and keeps your weight and cholesterol down - and tastes good.

The refuge for children with microcephaly

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 01:01
A school in Kenya is rescuing children with microcephaly, who are considered a curse by many local communities.

PrEP: Postcode lottery of anti-HIV drug trial

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 00:40
Many at high risk have struggled to get a hold of the drug, which can help prevent people from contracting HIV.


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