BBC News - Health
Thousands caught up in 'appalling' cervical screening blunder
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:34:02 GMT
More than 40,000 women have not received information after a failure to send out letters.
Diabetes glucose monitors 'available to thousands more'
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:25:55 GMT
The decision comes after patients in some areas of England were denied access to the device.
Shropshire baby deaths: Review cases rise to 215
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:34:33 GMT
More than 200 families seek answers about their maternity care amid a review into baby deaths.
Call for UK ban on 'grotesquely sugary' freakshakes
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 01:04:48 GMT
Action on Sugar surveyed milkshakes on sale in the UK - one contained 39 teaspoons of sugar.
Devon mother in fight with NHS for cystic fibrosis drug funding
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:57:59 GMT
Sarah Burgwin wants the NHS to pay for Orkambi to treat her six-year-old daughter's cystic fibrosis.
Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:02:20 GMT
A type of cell the body uses to destroy cancer gets clogged by fat and stops working, findings suggest.
Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:44:20 GMT
The individual was on holiday in Morocco, a country deemed high risk by public health officials.
Britain's first specialist wound hub to open
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:06:35 GMT
Terror attack victims and injured soldiers are to benefit from research at the Birmingham centre.
'Fake ambulance' pulled over by Swansea police
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:57:31 GMT
The estate car was covered in paintwork and logos that made it look like an operational ambulance.
Northern Ireland child post-mortem examinations to be done in England
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:12:04 GMT
From January 2019 post-mortem examinations on children from Northern Ireland will have to be carried out in Liverpool.
Dementia risk: Five-minute scan 'can predict cognitive decline'
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 01:12:34 GMT
Scientists hope the test may offer a new way to spot those at risk of dementia, before symptoms show.
'Disturbing' self-harm rates and violence at youth prisons
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:33:38 GMT
A reform charity says new figures "illustrate in graphic detail why prison is no place for a child".
Premature baby parents 'need extra maternity leave'
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:12:50 GMT
The mum of a premature baby explains why maternity leave is inadequate for parents like her.
Drug firms fear 'wasting' money for a Brexit no-deal outcome
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 02:46:24 GMT
Experts say millions of pounds is being spent in case of a no-deal instead of creating new medicines.
'I was in excruciating pain from excess iron'
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 01:35:23 GMT
Too much iron in the blood, or haemochromatosis, is a little-known, debilitating condition, often undiagnosed.
'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:13:11 GMT
Half of the world's countries now have too few babies being born to maintain their populations.
Michelle Keegan vlogs about her cervical cancer screening
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:31:37 GMT
Michelle Keegan admits she had put off cervical cancer screening but tells women it was not painful.
Rachael Bland's husband on how their son has reacted to his mum's death
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:21:17 GMT
BBC presenter Rachael Bland's husband reveals moving words of their son, Freddie, after her death.
Fighting heroin addiction: Bobby's story
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:10:34 GMT
Bobby was injecting heroin and crack cocaine up to six times a day. He's spoken to the BBC about what made him turn his life around.
A 12-year-old boy with Tourette's Syndrome finds animals stop his tics
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:13:34 GMT
Malachi Ralph from Cornwall says he feels calmer when he is around animals as his tics reduce.