Latest BBC Health News

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Tinnitus: 'Hearing condition makes me feel trapped'

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:33
Music fan Jessica Berg urges young people to wear ear plugs at loud gigs.

Appointments cancelled as nurses' strike resumes

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 07:47
The 24-hour stoppage will see pickets take place at 240 locations.

Snapchat bullying: Adult's 'can't keep up with technology'

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 07:44
Teenagers need "safe spaces" to talk about bullying on social media, the Children's Commissioner says.

Instagram's most-liked egg is actually a mental health advert

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 07:30
The image of an egg, which is Instagram's most liked photo ever, is part of a mental health campaign.

'X-factor' golf swing linked to back pain

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 05:13
Going for a supercharged swing could play havoc with your back, according to spine surgeons.

'Xanax' linked to more than 200 deaths

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 01:51
Counterfeit Xanax bars with a street value of more than £1m have been seized at the UK border since 2016.

Carers quitting jobs from pressure

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 01:42
More than 600 people a day leave their jobs because of the demands of being a carer for a relative.

Tube teddies help sick kids understand their illnesses

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 01:28
Fiona Allan creates the soft toys with medical tubes to help their owners and others understand their illnesses.

Fake Xanax: Anxiety drug deaths an 'escalating crisis'

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 17:34
Northern Ireland's chief coroner speaks out over the rising number of deaths linked to the anti-anxiety drug.

FGM: 'The cruellest thing'

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 16:47
A victim of Female Genital Mutilation speaks out about her experience after the UK’s first successful conviction.

Scottish researchers find 100 genes linked to depression

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 16:01
In the largest study of its kind, experts in Edinburgh studied data from two million people in 20 countries.

'I wish I could just have a normal life'

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 11:31
"Life-extending" drugs for those with cystic fibrosis are unavailable due to a dispute over cost.

Deadlock must end over cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:14
Vertex, which makes Orkambi, has refused a £500m offer for the drug over five years

Obesity-related cancers rise for younger US generations, study says

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 05:01
The problem could become worse as young people age, the American Cancer Society's study says.

FGM 'increasingly performed on UK babies'

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 02:04
One expert says it is "almost impossible" for authorities to detect it when done at such a young age.

Which countries eat the most meat?

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 01:02
Many in the West say they are trying to cut down on meat, but the reality is a different story.

Giving a voice to my friend’s songs

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 01:01
When Bernie was struck by motor neurone disease, a friend helped grant his lifelong wish.

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