BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Apology over Indian blood donation 'embarrassment'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:01:57 GMT

A "communication breakdown" meant 100 members of the Indian community were not allowed to give blood.

NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins back online

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:11:35 GMT

Marcus Hutchins was arrested earlier this month on a trip to cyber-security conferences in Las Vegas.

'Raise your voices'

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:05:02 GMT

A blog on birth trauma is prompting women to share their own difficult experiences.

Third of men say work a factor in mental health problems

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:22:50 GMT

Andrew Ormerod explains how his unsustainable workload led to mental health problems.

Three women over 60 talk honestly about their sex lives

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 02:19:05 GMT

Three women over 60 speak openly to BBC Radio 5 live about their sex lives.

Another U-turn?

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:22:39 GMT

The ex-prime minister, who has spoken about his battle to give up nicotine, is snapped with a cigarette at a festival.

Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:13:46 GMT

The overall caseload has declined since early July, but 5,000 people a day are still being infected.

Why Scottish babies might start sleeping in cardboard boxes

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:12:38 GMT

Baby boxes containing essential items are to be delivered to new mothers across Scotland.

Contraceptive app

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:29:00 GMT

Elina Berglund Scherwitzl has created an app that offers women a "natural alternative" to the pill

Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:42:12 GMT

People have higher life satisfaction if they feel emotions they desire - even if they are unpleasant.

Reunion after baby umbilical cord drama in Derbyshire

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:03:44 GMT

Baby Ella was struggling to breathe after getting her neck caught on the umbilical cord during her birth.

Meningitis jab uptake 'worryingly low'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:06:42 GMT

School-leavers are being urged to be immunised against the highly aggressive strain.

'I chose surgery due to a lack of toilets'

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:46:18 GMT

Marni Smyth chose to have a suprapubic catheter fitted to help retain her independence.

Hard enough already

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:06:44 GMT

Flying with a wheelchair is hard enough - it's even harder when it's broken in transit.

Scottish ministers urged to lead fight against 'period poverty'

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:47:18 GMT

A Labour MSP says access to sanitary products should be a basic right for anyone who needs them.

Helen Mirren thinks moisturisers don't work - we ask an expert

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:47:44 GMT

Helen Mirren has been quoted - in colourful language - saying moisturiser does nothing. Is she right?

Bowel cancer test: 'No health minister' means NI people must wait

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:21:38 GMT

A new screening test for bowel cancer in NI is on hold because there is no Stormont health minister.

'Fat but fit' still risk heart disease

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:32:29 GMT

Even if medical tests don't show up any problems, being overweight is bad for the heart, experts say.

AI v cancer

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:07:25 GMT

Artificial intelligence helping human scientists is promising to slash development times for new drugs.

Vulnerable children not in crisis are 'left in limbo'

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:03:34 GMT

Action for Children estimates 140,000 children referred to social services do not get the help they need.

Do moisturisers work?

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:08:56 GMT

The actress says moisturisers probably don't work - but what do the experts say?

Breast cancer helpline founder paid herself 31,000

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:23:53 GMT

Wendy Watson, who was awarded an MBE in 2012, has resigned as a charity trustee over the "error".

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington backs care pay campaign

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 18:46:01 GMT

Kit Harington wants the government to fund six years' back pay for overnight carers.

Transgender puberty

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 04:08:04 GMT

How are the families we've been following for two years facing the future?

Maternity 'must improve' at baby-deaths hospital trust

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:45:36 GMT

Progress is made at the Shrewsbury and Telford trust but maternity services must improve, the CQC says.

Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:14:05 GMT

A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.

Brian Blessed 'bit off' umbilical cord delivering baby

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:23:56 GMT

Actor, director and Grampy Rabbit in Peppa Pig, Brian Blessed reveals Four Things You Don't Know About Me

Dr Derek Gatherer on catching and avoiding norovirus

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:50:14 GMT

Explaining how to stave off the norovirus, which is suspected of making some World Championships athletes ill.

Time spent frail in old age 'doubles'

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:00:14 GMT

More care homes are needed as an ageing population puts pressure on services, researchers suggest.

Ian Paterson: Victims react to increased sentence

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 15:30:08 GMT

Debbie Douglas tells the BBC, "I didn't think I'd be so emotional" as Ian Paterson is given 20 years in jail.

Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:42:25 GMT

More than 200 patients have been infected, but none has died, Public Health England confirms.