BBC News - Health
Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:25:10 GMT
The usual treatments are failing 60% of the time in some regions of Cambodia, scientists say.
'My baby is allergic to milk'
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:18:38 GMT
Tammy worries that her baby's allergy to milk protein damaged their bond.
Abortion should not be a crime, says doctors' body
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:16:54 GMT
The pregnancy association votes to regulate terminations in line with other medical procedures.
New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:45:58 GMT
It will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.
Epilepsy drug warnings 'not reaching women', survey shows
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:47:57 GMT
Sodium valproate risks harming unborn babies, but some women haven't received the latest safety warnings.
Mental health staff on long-term stress leave up 22%
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:19:20 GMT
The number of staff taking long-term leave has risen steadily over the past five years.
Loneliness: The cost of the 'last taboo'
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:48:54 GMT
Loneliness costs £6,000 per person in ill-health, says a study, with calls to end the "stigma".
Epilepsy drug's safety reviewed over pregnancy risk
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:01:49 GMT
Women whose children have been harmed by sodium valproate will give evidence to a European panel.
Papworth Hospital granted royal title by Queen
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:50:31 GMT
Papworth Hospital opened as a tuberculosis colony and celebrates its 100th year in 2018.
Quit smoking campaign Stoptober backs e-cigs for first time
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:53:40 GMT
Stoptober promotes vaping for the first time, as studies suggest a record for successful quit attempts.
Court ruling not needed to withdraw care, judge says
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:45:17 GMT
Court consent will not be needed to remove nutrition from patients in a permanent vegetative state.
Nine in 10 GPs rated good or outstanding
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:51:40 GMT
Inspectors praise innovation by GPs as they outperform hospitals, mental health and social care in ratings.
Chronic fatigue therapy 'could help teenagers', study says
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:51:43 GMT
But ME charities said using children and young people in trials like this could damage their lives and health.
UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:01:34 GMT
Understanding the first moments of life could lead to better IVF and explain why women miscarry.
Australian schoolgirl raises alarm over flesh-eating disease
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:14:51 GMT
An Australian girl whose knee was eaten away by a Buruli ulcer calls for better research funding.
Life-extending lung cancer nivolumab drug approved
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:40:11 GMT
The drug nivolumab, denied to writer AA Gill on the NHS, will be available to patients in England.
Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:43:25 GMT
The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers.
Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:54:33 GMT
The social network is testing a tool that will let people hide categories of ads for the first time.
Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:05:58 GMT
Some women needed a hysterectomy to remove the sterilisation device Essure.
MMR vaccine first-dose target met in England
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:34:23 GMT
By the age of five, 95% of children are being vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.