BBC News - Health
Tuberculosis rates in England fall by third in six years
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:20:41 GMT
But England still has one of the highest rates of the disease in Western Europe.
Rise in cancers 'caused by weight'
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:26:25 GMT
Excess weight now causes 6.3% of all cancer cases - up from 5.5% in 2011, a study suggests.
Woman dies after having bee-sting therapy
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:18:30 GMT
Gwyneth Paltrow is among the people who have backed the bee-venom therapy.
MS drug hope for secondary-progressive stage
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:12:09 GMT
A large study suggests siponimod may effectively treat the advanced stage of the disease.
A blueberry muffin 'could have day's worth of sugar'
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:17:11 GMT
Health experts say the researchers' findings show how easy it is to consume "huge" amounts of sugar.
Four in 10 online GP firms not safe, say inspectors
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:10:47 GMT
Care Quality Commission warns of inappropriate prescribing and failure to carry out checks.
Chronic fatigue trial results 'not robust', new study says
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:08:53 GMT
A new analysis of the controversial PACE trial suggests the effects of exercise therapy have been exaggerated.
Tai chi recommended to fight fibromyalgia
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:08:03 GMT
A study suggests the martial art has benefits similar to or greater than aerobic exercise.
Wales A&E performance worst on record
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:42:32 GMT
About a quarter of patients in A&E departments last month waited longer than four hours.
Many back pain patients 'getting wrong care'
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:18:49 GMT
Experts are asking the medical profession to stop offering ineffective and potentially harmful treatments.
NHS pay: Unions agree deal for 1.3 million staff
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:27:20 GMT
Unions back a deal that gives NHS staff a minimum pay rise of more than 6% over three years.
IVF egg donor use rises sharply, HFEA figures show
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:35:45 GMT
Experts say it may be down to a greater awareness of egg donation and more donors coming forward.
Under-doctored areas to get new medical schools
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:03:20 GMT
New courses are in under-doctored areas as ministers set out plans to expand student places by 25%.
Surgeon David Nott: Hack led to Syria air strike
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:25:51 GMT
David Nott had helped Syrian surgeons via the internet - weeks later, their hospital was destroyed.
Essex hospital exits special measures
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:08:25 GMT
However, inspectors conclude it still "requires improvement" in some areas.
Water bacteria probe extended to Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:51:44 GMT
Four patients at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow are now being treated for infections.
'My 3,000 calorie-a-day addiction to energy drinks rules my life'
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:21:16 GMT
Emma Forrest gets up five times a night to satisfy her cravings and stockpiles cans of the drinks.
I had a transplant after my hairstyle made me go bald
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:39:11 GMT
MC Paigey Cakey says she feels "empowered" after having a hair transplant because she had traction alopecia.
Macular degeneration: 'I've been given my sight back'
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:00:03 GMT
Two patients have had pioneering stem cell therapy to restore their vision.
Class A drugs 'brought in for patients' at Essex mental health trust
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:06:10 GMT
The BBC uncovers allegations that staff at an Essex mental health trust supplied vulnerable patients.