Latest BBC Health News

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Hospitals 'coping better with winter'

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 10:53
NHS England data for the festive period shows fewer A&E closures and ambulance delays than last year.

I met my boyfriend 12 years after giving birth to his child

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 00:19
When Jessica Share bought sperm from an anonymous man to start a family, she never imagined she would ever meet the donor, never mind fall in love.

'I pray our child isn't born with my deformities'

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 00:13
Bucky Bailey was born with facial deformities and is worried that his unborn baby will share the same fate.

Matthew's experiment changed his family's attitude to sugar

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 18:08
An experiment by 12-year-old Matthew has changed the Carter family's attitude to sugar consumption.

Diabulimia: 'I've got my life and I've got my feet'

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 05:14
Becky Rudkin explains what it's like having diabulimia as funding is given for research into the condition.

Missed GP appointments 'cost NHS England £216m'

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 02:56
Officials urge patients to cancel consultations to free up doctors amid rising demand for services.

Children 'exceed recommended sugar limit by age 10'

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 00:23
Ten-year-olds in the UK have already consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar, says Public Health England.

The firm whose staff are all autistic

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 00:07
A California father set up a company where his sons could work - and now employs more than 150 people.

Why cheese is no longer my friend

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 00:39
Self-confessed cheese addict Tim Samuels discovered his favourite food needs a health warning.

Should the NHS pay for transgender fertility treatment?

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 14:23
Some transgender people get free fertility treatment but it's not the same for everyone who's transitioning.

Minority take up 'life-saving' free health check

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 00:04
It can pick up preventable heart problems - and more people should be getting the routine check.

Calls to rid bacon and ham of processing nitrites

Sun, 12/30/2018 - 06:36
A group of leading scientists and politicians wants processing to happen without the chemicals.

Child health record 'red book' to go online

Sun, 12/30/2018 - 01:09
The measure is part of government plans in England to improve care from pregnancy to post-birth.

The breakthroughs that could save our lives

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 03:02
From reversing blindness and paralysis to new treatments for cancer and infertility.

New Year Honours 2019: Sepsis campaigner appointed MBE

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 22:30
Melissa Mead campaigned for greater awareness of sepsis after the death of her son, William.

‘Losing 18st left me uncomfortable in my own skin’

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 17:02
Jack Towers is crowdfunding for surgery to remove his excess skin, but the NHS won't pay for it.

Couple have baby after Facebook group pays for IVF

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 14:01
The couple, who both had cancer as teenagers, wanted to have a second baby but could not afford IVF.

The simple tips to improve your health

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 05:01
The list of things we should do to become healthier can seem endless, so we asked experts for their one top tip.

Smoking v vaping: Watch lab test results

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 00:16
E-cigarettes are significantly less harmful than traditional cigarettes, a government advisory body says.

Care home trials virtual cycling trips for dementia patients

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 00:10
Care home staff say a cycling scheme has improved wellbeing among residents living with dementia.

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