Latest BBC Health News

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CES 2019: EyeQue's glasses test you can do at home

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 08:22
EyeQue's smartphone accessory lets owners order new glasses without having to see an optician.

Are flexitarians half-hearted vegetarians?

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 05:07
Can simply lowering meat consumption be considered a thing, or is it just "half-hearted" vegetarianism?

Families waiting too long for special needs support in England

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 01:02
Thousands of children with special educational needs wait more than 20 weeks for help, the BBC finds.

NHS long-term plan: Non-hospital care to get biggest funding rise

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 00:44
Health bosses aim to focus on preventing ill-health as part of plan to create NHS fit for 21st century.

Biomarkers identified to help diagnose heart condition

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 00:38
Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disturbance, affecting 1.6m people in the UK.

The 'superwoman' midwife of the mountains

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 00:11
After she had to give birth without any help, one Himalayan woman decided to train to become the first midwife in her area.

'They took her teeth without telling me'

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 00:28
Readers tell the BBC of their experiences of dental surgery on people with learning disabilities.

NHS 10-year plan: May hails historic announcement

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 00:11
The prime minister promises "world class" treatments, but experts warn it will be tough to deliver.

Hospital patients who smoke or drink to be helped to quit

Sat, 01/05/2019 - 00:56
They will be given targeted advice in order to reduce ill health as well as demands on the NHS.

Cervical cancer screening campaigner Natasha Sale dies aged 31

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 19:31
Natasha Sale, 31, wanted to lower the cervical screening age from 25 to 18.

Norfolk hospital children 'reassured' by Medibears

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 16:49
Five soft toys, fitted with medical devices, aim to help children understand their procedures.

Tips on how to limit excessive screen time

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 14:53
If screen use is disrupting sleep, exercise and concentration, what can parents do?

Why did child screen advice not go further?

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 14:43
Leading paediatricians have stopped short of setting time limits for screen use, but why?

Fish fumes blamed for allergy death of Brooklyn boy

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 13:18
Police believe fish being cooked may have caused the death of 11-year-old Cameron Jean-Pierre.

Januhairy: Why women are growing out their body hair

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 05:06
Januhairy is a month-long campaign encouraging women to "love and accept" their natural body hair.

Worry less about children's screen use, parents told

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 00:48
There is little evidence being on screens is harmful, according to the first UK guidance by paediatricians.

Royal Manchester Eye Hospital patient heard other patients' messages

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 00:10
A hospital trust apologises after a man heard other patients' voicemails when he rang up.

Sir Billy Connolly: 'Death doesn't frighten me'

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 16:15
Sir Billy reminisces about his life as he returns to Scotland for a documentary airing on Friday evening.

Is a breath test key to detecting cancer?

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:58
A clinical trial aims to find out if early cancer signs can be picked up in breath samples.

Yemen cholera epidemic strain 'came from eastern Africa'

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 11:58
Researchers believe the strain behind the worst epidemic in history was carried by migrants.

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