BBC News - Health
Young people 'experimenting more in bed'
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:53:51 GMT
Study reveals increasing diversity in young people's heterosexual practices.
Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:03:40 GMT
The risk of stillbirth is doubled if women go to sleep on their backs in the last trimester, a study finds.
Breast cancer tumours 'larger' in overweight women
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:03:17 GMT
Women with a higher body mass index might need more frequent mammograms, researchers suggest.
South West Ambulance staff call for trust boss to resign
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:26:52 GMT
An open letter from the GMB union claims staff are "struggling to maintain a crumbling service".
Some cancer patients have PTSD years after diagnosis, study finds
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:25:34 GMT
A fifth of cancer patients experience post-traumatic stress disorder.
Scots teen in bid for 'life-changing' bionic legs
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:54:19 GMT
Mark Sweeney says the robotic suit would allow him to walk for the first time in seven years.
Social care: MPs seek cross-party group to 'sustain' NHS
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:04:18 GMT
Ninety MPs write to the PM, saying patients are being "failed" by strained NHS social care services.
Muckamore Abbey Hospital: Four staff members suspended
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:42:56 GMT
Four staff members are suspended from an Antrim hospital as police investigate claims of ill-treatment.
Dog ownership lowers early death risk, study finds
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:02:51 GMT
Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.
First gene-editing in human body attempt
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:40:14 GMT
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.
Autism concern over home schooling rise in Wales
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:25:27 GMT
Many autistic children are struggling to cope in schools and are being removed, a charity warns.
Tia has epidermolysis bullosa - known as 'butterfly skin'
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:23:24 GMT
Four-year-old Tia is hoping for pioneering treatment for her fragile skin condition.
NI child heart patients going to Dublin triple in number
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:18:32 GMT
Between January and September this year, 23 children travelled to Dublin from Northern Ireland.
NHS: The front-line nurses keeping patients out of hospital
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:53:08 GMT
District nurses help keep patients out of hospital, but in England numbers have halved since 2010.
Why do so many US women die giving birth?
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:25:33 GMT
While progress has been made to curb death rates in other countries, the US has seen an increase.
'Stillbirth was hardest day of my life'
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:39:39 GMT
Women are now being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy.
'Hot, old and hyperactive': The menopause in 60 seconds
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:20:25 GMT
In 60 seconds three women sum up what is a normal phase for all women.
‘It's a challenge to meet people’
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:30:36 GMT
A former US surgeon general warns there is a growing "epidemic" of loneliness threatening our health.
Why Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:06:32 GMT
Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month to help tackle his depression.
Thousands run in Delhi 'smogathon'
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:20:19 GMT
Air pollution levels were eight times the safe level and doctors wanted the half marathon postponed.