BBC News - Health
Why Greek mountain villagers have healthy hearts
Fri, 26 May 2017 09:14:43 GMT
Scientists say something in their genes protects their hearts against disease.
Charlie Gard's parents fight for Supreme Court hearing
Fri, 26 May 2017 07:57:46 GMT
The couple's ill eight-month-old Charlie Gard is unable to see, hear, make a noise or move.
Kettering General Hospital 'fiddled' waiting time records
Thu, 25 May 2017 23:58:41 GMT
A whistleblower says patients were removed because targets were missed.
Fitness trackers 'poor at measuring calories burned'
Thu, 25 May 2017 07:39:01 GMT
But they are accurate at measuring heart rate, a study of seven devices has found. denies exploiting users' DNA
Thu, 25 May 2017 15:19:32 GMT
The genealogy service says it is changing its terms and conditions after being criticised.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job
Tue, 23 May 2017 17:34:39 GMT
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus chosen as new boss of the World Health Organization
'Half a glass of wine every day' increases breast cancer risk
Mon, 22 May 2017 23:09:21 GMT
That's what a report says - but we look at all the risks of breast cancer for women.
Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test
Mon, 22 May 2017 20:23:23 GMT
Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.
Conservative social care funding cap: Theresa May defends changes
Mon, 22 May 2017 22:03:54 GMT
The PM says her plans will prevent the system from collapse after U-turn over cap on care costs.
Intersex patients 'routinely lied to by doctors'
Mon, 22 May 2017 11:43:07 GMT
Doctors in the UK routinely lied to patients with disorders of sex development known as intersex conditions, the BBC finds.
Assaults between care home residents reported daily
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:59:22 GMT
More than one assault a day was reported to police between 2014 and 2016, File on 4 found.
Microwave mushrooms 'to keep their goodness', scientists say
Mon, 22 May 2017 12:01:38 GMT
Grilling and microwaving are the best ways to cook the fungi, a Spanish study says.
Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust
Mon, 22 May 2017 04:26:27 GMT
Essex police are looking into about 20 deaths, according to the mother of one of those who died.
UK's first high-energy proton beam machine in Newport
Sat, 20 May 2017 14:06:06 GMT
The UK's first high-energy proton beam machine will offer treatments next year, the firm behind it says.
Cigarettes sold in plain green packs under new rules
Sat, 20 May 2017 11:35:54 GMT
Standardised tobacco packaging rules come into force to try to put young people off smoking.
NHS performance data delay 'disappointing', regulator says
Fri, 19 May 2017 13:14:51 GMT
An NHS regulator was advised against publishing performance data by the government.
More than 10,000 defibrillators in public places 'could be faulty'
Fri, 19 May 2017 09:50:15 GMT
Users are urged to check the devices' battery connections, which may not be working properly.
Can fish skin help treat burns?
Fri, 26 May 2017 04:08:01 GMT
Doctors in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for burns by using fish skin.
IVF treatment girl returns to Newcastle Centre for Life
Mon, 22 May 2017 09:51:39 GMT
"I was made out of two tiny little cells in a little glass tube," says seven-year-old Hannah.
'Spice' ban one year on
Fri, 19 May 2017 03:36:16 GMT
It's a year since the ban on so-called legal highs, but has making it illegal stopped people from using it?