Latest BBC Health News

Latest BBC Health News
BBC News - Health
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Malaria: Africa pilots world's first vaccine in major trial

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:50
Initial testing of the vaccine, developed over 30 years, has shown a prevention rate of nearly 40%.

Measles: Half a million UK children missed jab

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 02:22
People rejecting vaccines are a "growing public health time bomb", the head of NHS England warns.

Cancer test treats patients with precision

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 01:09
The medical team are able to extract huge amounts of information from tiny fragments of DNA.

Incontinence: 'Lack of support' for older children

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 01:04
Campaigners say children who wet the bed and have daytime accidents are "suffering in silence".

How much screen time should children be allowed?

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 19:55
New World Health Organization guidelines say under twos should not have any sedentary screen time.

'Exhilarating' implant turns thoughts to speech

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 18:00
The technology could eventually help those who have lost their voice to speak again.

No sedentary screen time for babies, WHO says

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 14:31
Children under two should not be given screens or TV to keep them quiet, new guidelines say.

Coventry neurosurgeon gave patient 'appalling' surgery

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 09:18
Doctors say his work on a woman now "virtually unable to walk" is deeply flawed.

'My hands and legs needed to go when I got meningitis'

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 06:51
Mike Davies spent 70 days in intensive care with meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia.

The Lego bricks designed for children with sight loss

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 00:26
Children at one UK school have been testing them out. Some say other approaches should also be taught.

Teenage albino model: 'I'm thankful for my skin tone'

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 00:03
Kimberley Leech, 15, has appeared in the Italian edition of Vogue magazine.

Self-injecting fillers 'a slippery slope'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 11:28
A campaign to highlight the dangers of cosmetic procedures is to be launched shortly by the government in England.

Dorset stroke survivor hopes to inspire others

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 10:25
Paul Lambert had three strokes in 15 months but is not letting it stop him from taking on new physical challenges.

Innovative child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 00:39
The treatment, developed over 30 years, is the first to give partial protection to children, WHO says.

Athletes risking their health by 'under-fuelling'

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 00:04
Distance runner Gina Paletta warns how "under-fuelling" during training left her on crutches.

Parkinson's disease patient: 'I can walk... it's really helped me'

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 18:46
Parkinson's disease patient Gail Jardine can walk more freely after having a spinal implant fitted.

Parkinson's results beyond researchers' wildest dreams

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 18:38
Previously housebound patients are now able to walk more freely as a result of electrical stimulation to their spines. Researchers say the small trial of the treatment has gone 'beyond their wildest dreams'.

Older women exploited by IVF clinics, says fertility watchdog

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 03:00
Clinics are using "selective success rates" to target older women, the fertility watchdog warns.

Campaign to tackle 'botched' cosmetic procedures

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 01:31
The use of self-injected dermal and lip fillers is rising, along with dangerous cosmetic surgery.

The profoundly deaf girl who found her voice after brain surgery

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 00:48
Leia was born profoundly deaf but pioneering surgery and therapy has enabled her to hear sounds.

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