Latest BBC Health News

Latest BBC Health News
BBC News - Health
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Cancer: Breakthrough treatments to target drug resistance

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 05:14
The first treatments could be available within a decade, say scientists setting up a research centre.

Prescribing deer dung and pigeon slippers

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 02:07
Cambridge historians are digitising some unusual medical records from the 17th Century.

Rise in parents paying for umbilical cord blood banking

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:51
Frozen stem cells from umbilical cord blood and tissue can be used if babies get ill in the future.

Snakebites: Like having my hand smashed by a hammer'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:15
The bites are a "hidden" health crisis causing a death every four minutes, says World Health Organization

What we wished we'd known about the menopause

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:11
A group of women who've gone through the menopause share what they wish they'd known before it started.

Severe pregnancy sickness: 'I asked if pregnancy was worth it'

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:20
Hannah is one of 5,000 UK women to share their experience of extreme pregnancy sickness with BBC News.

Alabama passes bill banning abortion

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:26
If approved, the law - which has sparked protests - would outlaw abortion almost entirely.

Doctors used as 'guinea pigs' in opioid painkiller promotion

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 08:35
Drug companies are accused of "targeting doctors" to market opioids.

Thyroid disease 'being over-treated'

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 07:55
Hormone treatment for mild underactive thyroid problems will not benefit most patients, experts say.

Stevenage pupil taking GCSEs using eye movement

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 06:38
Being unable to talk or write is not holding back Will from taking his GCSEs.

Spinal muscular atrophy: Spinraza approval delights family

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 01:17
A drug that can slow the effects of spinal muscular atrophy is approved for use on the NHS.

Glucosamine supplements 'may cut heart risk'

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 01:01
Findings from thousands of UK people suggest a possible benefit, although more studies are needed.

Frail elderly 'failed by care deserts'

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 00:54
Research indicates 30% of areas have no residential care home beds and 60% no nursing home beds.

ADHD: ‘The web comics that show what my life is like’

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 00:26
Dani Donovan's drawings, showing what it's like to have ADHD, have resonated with many online.

How a personal trainer learnt to live with cystic acne

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 00:23
Emily thinks people should be given more support to deal with the psychological impact of cystic acne.

Diet pills sold to teenager by UK stores, BBC report finds

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 00:01
Boots, Superdrug and Holland & Barrett tested allowed 17-year-old to purchase diet pills, a BBC investigation has revealed.

Bed bugs found in King's College Hospital postnatal ward

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 09:32
King's College Hospital says staff are wearing protective clothing while deep cleaning is carried out.

Hollywood tech helps injured military personnel

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 09:17
The cutting edge Hollywood technology being used to help rehabilitate injured military personnel.

Why I paint vulvas in public toilets instead of penises

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 07:13
A 23-year-old artist is promoting body positivity by painting vulvas in public toilets.

Hospitals to test mums-to-be for risky group-B strep

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 02:10
A pilot study will compare two tests with the current approach of testing only "high risk" pregnant women.

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