BBC News - Health
WHO gaming disorder listing a ‘moral panic’, say experts
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:34:23 GMT
Experts say the WHO's decision risks "pathologising" a behaviour that is harmless for most people.
Cases of cancer in elderly to surge by 2035, report says
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:33:30 GMT
By 2035 about 234,000 over-75s will get cancer each year - up from 130,000 now, a report estimates.
Cyan colour hidden ingredient in sleep
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:15:03 GMT
Adding or removing the colour cyan can have an impact on sleep, according to biologists.
Stem cell match brother 'denied visa for life-saving op'
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:18:42 GMT
Shirley Kordie's brother Joseph is a "perfect" stem cell match and is ready to donate.
Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers 'shortened 456 lives'
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:41:24 GMT
Relatives call for a criminal inquiry into the "unforgivable" actions at the Gosport hospital.
Drug 'reduces hearing loss' after childhood cancer treatment
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:44:10 GMT
Given hours after chemotherapy, it showed promising results in children with a rare cancer.
Charlie Gard's parents want 'Charlie's Law'
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:26:13 GMT
The parents of Charlie Gard want to change the law so other cases like theirs don't end up in court.
Cough syrup recall over mould risk from ingredients
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:15:50 GMT
Eight products are affected and the advice is to return bottles to where they were bought.
Billy Caldwell: Campaigner's company sells cannabis oil
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:44:34 GMT
Charlotte Caldwell has been treating her severely epileptic son, Billy, with cannabis oil since 2016.
Emotional eating 'learned by children not inherited'
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:57:55 GMT
Genes are significant in most eating behaviours but not emotional under- or overeating, say experts.
Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:59:05 GMT
Families of epileptic children welcomed the move, which does not change rules on recreational use.
Tax rise need to help pay for £20bn NHS boost, says PM
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:53:30 GMT
The prime minister promises any tax increases will be introduced in a "fair and balanced" way.
Cannabis debate: I appealed to the prime minister
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:32:38 GMT
Hannah Deacon, whose son suffers from epilepsy, says she was given a pledge by Theresa May
Couple's anger after 'stillborn' son died in their arms
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:22:01 GMT
Ellie and Chris James's newborn son died in their arms - minutes after being told he was already dead.
Cannabis oil row: Billy Caldwell discharged from hospital
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:21:07 GMT
The 12-year-old is treated in hospital for his severe epilepsy with the oil, which is illegal in the UK.
WHO: Gaming addiction 'a mental health condition'
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 21:02:57 GMT
For millions, it is a harmless hobby but for some it can become more than that.
Wales 'behind' in technology to detect prostate cancer
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:05:11 GMT
The mpMRI scan is currently available in just three out of seven Welsh health boards.
Hague's call to legalise cannabis rejected by government
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:12:18 GMT
But the home secretary tells MPs there will be a review of cannabis-based medicines in the UK.
HPV vaccine cuts cancer-causing infection
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:07:55 GMT
The vaccine has brought about an 86% reduction in cancer-causing infection, a study has found.
How to manage your hay fever this summer
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:09:51 GMT
After a Met Office warning about unusually high pollen levels, here are some top tips for sufferers.