BBC News - Health
Cervical screening error: More women affected
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:02:38 GMT
An additional 3,591 women have not received information after a failure to send out letters, says Capita.
Ex-minister Norman Lamb urges cannabis legalisation
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:05:30 GMT
Norman Lamb calls for government regulation of the production, distribution and sale of cannabis.
Gene study unravels redheads mystery
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:57:08 GMT
Researchers at Edinburgh University carry out out the largest genetic study of hair colour to date.
'Weigh-ins help prevent piling on pounds at Christmas'
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:13:40 GMT
Researchers said self-weighing and other simple tips were effective at helping to beat the Christmas bulge.
Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:14:45 GMT
A new study suggests that doing intellectual activities throughout life is best.
Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:15 GMT
Two leading chat apps also struggled with questions about drugs and bulimia.
NHS told to ditch 'absurd' fax machines
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 14:27:31 GMT
Almost 9,000 fax machines are currently used by the NHS in England - but that is set to change.
Transplanted organs gave patients cancer
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:03:56 GMT
Two people developed cancer after organ donations from a woman who had the undetected disease.
Young highly sceptical of social mobility
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:16:43 GMT
Many young adults think your social background gets you further in life than talent, a survey says.
Push for more take-up of flu vaccine before Christmas
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 05:39:31 GMT
PHE is urging more pregnant women and over-65s to get the flu jab after a fall in uptake.
The athletes starving themselves for success
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 00:54:17 GMT
Extreme dieting is leading to cases of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport among men and women.
Muckamore Abbey seclusion room was 'dark dungeon'
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:27:30 GMT
One mother describes Muckamore Abbey hospital's seclusion room in which her son was locked.
Breastfeeding and formula feeding mums share stories
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:12:40 GMT
From breastfeeding to formula, five mums tell us how they found their way - and shunned mum shaming,
Bionic 3D-printed arm 'gives confidence' to young amputees
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:27:02 GMT
Open Bionics has developed the world's first medically-certified 3D-printed artificial arm
Vicky Phelan: The woman who exposed an Irish health scandal
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 07:50:34 GMT
Vicky Phelan exposed a health scandal in Ireland after discovering her smear test for cervical cancer had been misread.
Nichola has created an app to help others with alopecia meet new friends
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 00:03:16 GMT
Nichola, who’s had alopecia for fifteen years, has launched an app to help others with the condition make friends.
Meet the talking and crying childlike manikin
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 01:47:20 GMT
Students at the University of South Wales are learning from a childlike doll which has a pulse
The photographer who puts disabled and severely ill children in fantasy scenes
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 00:12:49 GMT
Angela Forker photographs babies with disabilities and terminal illnesses, placing them in fantasy scenes.
Billie Marten: Having SAD made me write the happiest pop song
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 01:11:00 GMT
Billie Marten says having seasonal affective disorder (SAD) inspired her song Blue Sea, Red Sea.
Mother of monkey dust drug addict warns of dangers
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:17:19 GMT
Jane Eagles has allowed cameras into her son's flat to show the devastation monkey dust can cause.