Latest BBC Health News

Latest BBC Health News
BBC News - Health
Updated: 1 hour 43 min ago

Obama plays Santa at children's hospital in Washington

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 11:28
Former US President Barack Obama plays Santa - delivering gifts, singing and greeting patients.

Five tips if you've found out your child has an allergy

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 00:07
If you've recently found out that your child has an allergy, here's some charity-endorsed tips to help.

Widow's A&E plea after husband dies in hospital corridor

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 16:51
Sharon Donnelly said people were in A&E "needlessly" and staff were "overwhelmed".

Rise in reports of polio-like illness being investigated

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 11:51
Public Health England says there has been a rise in cases of acute flaccid paralysis.

Vanuatu uses drones to deliver vaccines to remote island

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 06:45
Vital medicines are flown to a remote Vanuatu village in what will now become a regular service.

Derby pub's 'sign-a-long' for boy with Down's syndrome

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 04:39
Regulars have learned Makaton sign language to perform five-year-old Oliver Callis's favourite song.

My filler was botched but now I love my natural lips

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 03:29
After 18 months of pain and embarrassment over botched lip filler, we follow Paige, 22, from Doncaster, as she gets hers dissolved.

Prosecutors investigate spinal implant

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 01:41
Swiss prosecutors have launched an investigation into a failed spinal implant approved by UK regulators.

Voice changes may show your date fancies you

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 01:32
Men and women put on a different voice if they are trying to pull someone, a study suggests.

Processed meats and ready meals 'still too high in salt'

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 01:28
Average salt reduction targets set for these foods have not been met, a Public Health England report finds.

Banning sweets at supermarket checkouts 'works'

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 19:06
Removing the temptation stops unhealthy impulse buying, a large UK study suggests.

Facebook bans mastectomy reconstruction tattoo pictures

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 17:22
Gemma Winstanley's nipple tattoos for mastectomy patients were deemed "sexual content" by Facebook.

Skin creams can lead to fire deaths

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 12:18
Products for conditions such as eczema can leave people at risk of setting themselves ablaze, experts warn.

Doctor turns author after having strokes

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 10:09
A rare condition robbed Dr Louise Lightfoot of her dream job but has given her a new purpose.

'Why I tried to cut off my breast'

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 02:14
Peter explains how his breast cancer treatment affected him.

Gently stroking babies 'provides pain relief'

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 01:25
A study monitored the brain activity of babies when they had a blood test while being stroked.

NHS Fife offers patients hip replacement day surgery

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 01:19
NHS Fife is the first health board in Scotland to perform hip replacements as day surgery for suitable patients.

Dingwall Pupils fall ill after drinking vaping fluid

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 16:15
Young people and their parents are being warned that ingesting the toxic substance can be fatal.

Royal Marines' Christmas gift for arthritis boy

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 14:54
Malachi Neat, 14, is given the chance to take on their assault course at their training base in Devon.

E-cigarette use among US teens rises

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 14:50
Discreet versions of e-cigarettes and different flavours may be some of the reasons behind the surge.

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