BBC News - Health
Measles: 'My baby's eyes were swollen shut'
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:18:55 GMT
Jilly Moss's daughter Alba spent eight days in a London hospital after contracting the viral illness.
'Exhilarating' implant turns thoughts to speech
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:00:34 GMT
The technology could eventually help those who have lost their voice to speak again.
No sedentary screen time for babies, WHO says
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:31:43 GMT
Children under two should not be given screens or TV to keep them quiet, new guidelines say.
Cancer test treats patients with precision
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:09:45 GMT
The medical team are able to extract huge amounts of information from tiny fragments of DNA.
'My hands and legs needed to go when I got meningitis'
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 05:51:05 GMT
Mike Davies spent 70 days in intensive care with meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia.
Coventry neurosurgeon gave patient 'appalling' surgery
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 08:18:36 GMT
Doctors say his work on a woman now "virtually unable to walk" is deeply flawed.
Parkinson's results beyond researchers' wildest dreams
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 17:38:45 GMT
Patients are now able to walk more freely as a result of electrical stimulation to their spines.
Campaign to tackle 'botched' cosmetic procedures
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 09:23:02 GMT
The use of self-injected dermal and lip fillers is rising, along with dangerous cosmetic surgery.
Malaria vaccine rolled out for tens of thousands of children
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 11:15:41 GMT
The treatment, developed over 30 years, is the first to give partial protection to children, WHO says.
Older women exploited by IVF clinics, says fertility watchdog
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:12:28 GMT
Clinics are using "selective success rates" to target older women, the fertility watchdog warns.
Targeted checks 'prevent one-in-10 heart attacks'
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 23:27:16 GMT
Around 5,000 heart attacks and strokes a year could be prevented by personalising heart health checks.
Athletes risking their health by 'under-fuelling'
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:04:48 GMT
Distance runner Gina Paletta warns how "under-fuelling" during training left her on crutches.
People with learning disabilities 'trapped' in hospitals as target missed
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:46:25 GMT
More than 2,200 people with learning disabilities are still being treated in hospitals, figures show.
Mother 'felt suicidal' after baby death news reports
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:57:15 GMT
Holly Eastall says she felt suicidal after being falsely accused of abuse following her baby's death.
Incontinence: 'Lack of support' for older children
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:04:30 GMT
Campaigners say children who wet the bed and have daytime accidents are "suffering in silence".
The profoundly deaf girl who found her voice after brain surgery
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 23:48:22 GMT
Leia was born profoundly deaf but pioneering surgery and therapy has enabled her to hear sounds.
Breast cancer surgeon who got breast cancer
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 08:44:47 GMT
Liz O'Riordan had to stop working as a breast cancer surgeon because of her own cancer. How did she move on?
'The doctor wrote a question mark for my child's sex'
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:50:25 GMT
A child known as Baby A became the subject of a high court case that has prompted Kenya to start changing its approach to intersex children.
'My son killed himself after circumcision'
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 23:38:58 GMT
Why did a young man kill himself two years after being circumcised?
'I helped test a wonder drug - then I was denied it'
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:59:39 GMT
When Louise Moorhouse took part in a drug trial she was able to eat normally for the first time in her life.