BBC News - Health
NHS to save 'hundreds of millions' in landmark drug ruling in England
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:05:09 GMT
Two drug companies were trying to stop doctors offering a cheaper eye treatment.
'I gave birth, and got Hepatitis C'
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:44:12 GMT
When Jackie Britton was given a blood transfusion during childbirth, it could have killed her.
'Don't go cold turkey' to quit smoking
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:55:56 GMT
The annual Stoptober campaign launches with a warning to seek help when trying to kick the habit.
Shropshire hospitals baby deaths review cases rise to over 100
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:00:52 GMT
Baby and mother deaths, as well as birth injuries, are being reviewed at hospitals in Shropshire.
Pre-sex HIV drug should be made available on NHS, MPs say
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:11:35 GMT
The Prep drug is cost-effective and proven to work, three MPs say.
Are drink-driving limits too high?
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:30:18 GMT
How are the limits on how much alcohol you can drink set?
Yoghurts (even organic ones) 'full of sugar'
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:19:05 GMT
Public told not to be lulled into thinking yoghurts are as healthy as many assume.
Pregnancy weight gain 'going unmeasured'
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:59:07 GMT
Midwives want clear advice about how much weight is healthy for women to put on during pregnancy.
South Africa's highest court legalises cannabis use
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:53:03 GMT
Pro-marijuana activists cheer following a landmark ruling by the country's highest court.
Hiding my psychosis for 10 years from the age of 12
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:33:21 GMT
Luke Watkin first experienced psychosis at 12 years old - he didn't talk about it for a decade.
Bacteria disrupts Northern Ireland breast milk service
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:51:13 GMT
Donated breast milk held in the County Fermanagh facility is destroyed after a bug is found in the water supply.
Bedside light tool could detect baby brain injury earlier
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:39:13 GMT
A new bedside tool can detect brain damage by measuring oxygen and energy levels using light.
Deaths spiked during UK heatwave
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:49:41 GMT
When temperatures went up in England this summer, so did deaths, Office for National Statistics data shows.
Targeted treatment for melanoma to be free on NHS
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:32:32 GMT
Trials showed the risk of the cancer returning after surgery was reduced with the therapy.
Call to ban early baby sex tests
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 23:58:53 GMT
The party fears the eight-week blood test, available privately, may lead to selective abortions of girls.
'Aspirin-a-day risky in old age' - major study
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 14:00:24 GMT
A major study suggests elderly people in good health should not take the drug every day.
Pathologists shortage 'delaying cancer diagnosis'
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 00:16:26 GMT
Severe staff shortages are affecting services vital to diagnosing cancer, according to a report.
'My girl's meningitis was diagnosed as ear infection'
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 10:37:53 GMT
A charity warns the NHS must be more vigilant over deadly meningitis and sepsis cases.
Vapers rise 'to more than three million' in Britain
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:27 GMT
Some still believe e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking, a public health charity says.
Why I'm happy 'living flat' after breast cancer
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 23:10:01 GMT
Juliet, who blogs about her recovery from cancer, explains why she didn’t want breast reconstruction after her mastectomy.