BBC News - Health
Pharmacists warn of a 'surge' in shortage of common medicines
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 02:03:05 GMT
Patients in England are struggling to get hold of drugs such as painkillers and anti-depressants.
'My son's severe asthma is very distressing'
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:23 GMT
Every three seconds in the UK, someone has an asthma attack which could be life-threatening, a charity says.
A bit of meat, a lot of veg - the flexitarian diet to feed 10bn
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:36:37 GMT
And you don't have to be vegan to follow the "planetary health diet".
Teenage cancer survival 'on the up' in England, report finds
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:00:44 GMT
But youngsters living in poorer areas of England had lower chances of survival, cancer data found.
Haemochromatosis 'bigger threat than we thought'
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:53:28 GMT
Genetic disorder Haemochromatosis can cause liver failure, diabetes and severe arthritis if untreated.
Footballers in new concussion study
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:09:47 GMT
Premier League footballers are taking part in a "ground-breaking" new concussion study this season that could lead to pitch-side diagnosis.
Obesity overtaking smoking as biggest Welsh health risk
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:31:53 GMT
Wales' first obesity strategy wants to make eating healthier food and staying active "normal and easy".
Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:41:37 GMT
It's hoped perfusion machines that "warm livers" will increase the number of viable donated organs.
Becca Henderson: Transplant hope for rucksack heart woman
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:27:41 GMT
Scans show Becca Henderson has been clear of cancer for a year and is now eligible for a donor heart.
Breast cancer risk test 'game changer'
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:07:40 GMT
GPs would use the online calculator to tell women their risk of getting breast cancer, say scientists.
Contact lens recycling scheme launched across UK
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:10:31 GMT
The programme will give contact lens wearers the opportunity to recycle their lenses for free.
Lens replacement led to 'blind patches', says artist
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 05:00:01 GMT
Landscape painter Denise De Batista is considering legal action against lens manufacturer Oculentis
James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 15:28:26 GMT
Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has repeated remarks about race and intelligence.
Family bids to get premature baby home to Wales from Vietnam
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:08:37 GMT
The mother of a baby girl born at 27 weeks says coming home is "the only thing keeping me going".
Clean air: Do low emission schemes improve children’s lungs?
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:12:52 GMT
Children in London and Luton are taking part in a study to measure how their lungs are affected by air pollution.
'I wanted a black belt at the age of 75'
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:46:24 GMT
This group of high kicking, power-punching pensioners prove "it's never too late to learn".
The ultrasound scan you can do yourself
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 00:17:30 GMT
A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555).
Student makes bucket list after cancer diagnosis
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:04:29 GMT
Laura Nuttall had just started university when a routine eye test discovered several brain tumours.
Intersex surgeries: is it right to assign sex to a baby?
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 01:37:42 GMT
Attitudes are changing to the medical practice, with some calling them limiting and unnecessary.
Healthy eating: What is a correct food portion?
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 00:06:47 GMT
British Nutrition Foundation launches new "handy" guide to stop people cooking and eating too much.