BBC News - Health
Blood donation rules relaxed for gay men and sex workers
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:25:39 GMT
Accurate blood tests mean more groups can give blood safely, experts say.
Boots apologises for morning-after pill response
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 11:10:06 GMT
The company initially said it didn't want to "incentivise inappropriate use" of the pill.
NHS plans to scrap homeopathy treatments
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:43:14 GMT
The proposals are criticised for "disproportionately affecting" poorer families.
'Mind-blowing' cows hold clue to beating HIV
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:03:41 GMT
The secret to an HIV vaccine may be in a cow's tummy, US researchers say.
Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:51:52 GMT
They include hearing loss, smoking, and not finishing secondary education, a study says.
Aids deaths halve as more get drugs
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:57:13 GMT
One million people died from Aids last year, according to UNAids.
Half of pupils expelled from school 'mentally ill'
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:56:38 GMT
A study suggests if those with undiagnosed problems were included, the rate would be much higher.
'Too many' patients locked in for mental health care
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:33:13 GMT
England's health regulator says a high proportion of people should be cared for closer to home.
Plan not to give HPV vaccine to boys causes concern
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:11:56 GMT
Decision not to vaccinate boys against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection attracts fierce criticism.
Tobacco firms 'hamper anti-smoking push'
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:03:30 GMT
Countries covering two thirds of the world's population now have measures in place to encourage people to stop smoking.
Births to foreign-born mothers hit 28% in England and Wales
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:37:34 GMT
This figure has been on the rise since 1990 in England and Wales, official data shows.
Zion Harvey: Double hand transplant boy plays baseball
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:45:40 GMT
World's first double hand transplant child continues to show improvement two years on.
Pay row threatens overnight care for vulnerable
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:47:41 GMT
The back pay bill for carers who sleep overnight at people's homes could be as high as £400m.
England 'on track' to stamp out smoking
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:11:37 GMT
Government sets out ambitious target to get remaining smokers to quit.
Life expectancy rises 'grinding to halt' in England
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:52:01 GMT
Leading health expert says he is "deeply concerned" and austerity may be to blame.
Charlie Gard: US doctor meets Great Ormond Street medics
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:40:49 GMT
Dr Michio Hirano has been given an honorary contract by Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Vaginal mesh implant patients meet MPs
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:43:33 GMT
About 60 women and their families meet with a group of MPs to discuss the issue.
Many Scottish GPs failing to provide online bookings
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:24:35 GMT
Research finds just four health boards will meet a target for appointment bookings and prescriptions.
London paramedic has liquid thrown in face by masked men
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:42:25 GMT
She was flagged down by three men who appeared to be in distress before being attacked.
Children 'exercise less as they get older'
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:08 GMT
The number of children doing an hour of exercise a day falls by 40% between the ages of five and 12.