BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
World's first quadruplets born by Caesarean section turn 70
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 06:42:36 GMT
The Goods were the world's first surviving quads to be born by Caesarean section.
STIs: Why is syphilis is on the rise?
Sun, 10 Jun 2018 00:01:08 GMT
More cases of the infection were diagnosed in England last year than at any point since WW2.
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.
The health impact of separating migrant children from parents
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:38:09 GMT
Experts say there is no downplaying the trauma that taking a child away from a parent causes.
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.
Conjoined twins' joy at watching news report of birth
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:12:54 GMT
Anna and Barbara Rozycki made headlines around the world following their birth in 1970.
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.
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.
'We've lost the person that mum was'
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:00:20 GMT
Chris Chapman tells the BBC about the effect early-onset Alzheimer's has had on his family.
Legalising cannabis: What you need to know
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:37:55 GMT
The debate on legalising cannabis has been reignited by the case of a 12-year-old boy with epilepsy.
'I'm a hormonal mess but it's worth it'
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 23:03:08 GMT
Crippling endometriosis led Katy to voluntarily go into menopause to give her reproductive system a break.
Oxford neurosurgeon helps thousands overcome tremors
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:29:14 GMT
Professor Tipu Aziz and his team have inserted electrodes into 2,000 patients' brains.
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
Veganism: Why is it on the up?
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:25:10 GMT
More and more people are buying plant-powered products. What’s behind the rise?
Young people 'see cannabis as safer than alcohol'
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:58:27 GMT
As Lord Hague calls for a change in the law on cannabis, young people claim it is often seen as a "softer" stimulant.
The common condition that has no cure
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:40:18 GMT
One in five women in the UK are thought to have PCOS, a condition for which there’s no cure.
Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?
Tue, 22 May 2018 23:46:48 GMT
Artificial sweeteners offer a sweet taste without the calories, but are they healthy?
The nurses tackling mental illness in police custody
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 21:45:34 GMT
About third of those arrested in England have mental health issues. The BBC met the nurses who help them.
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.
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.
Over 40s health check to include dementia advice
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 03:58:45 GMT
Public Health England wants to give advice to patients to help reduce the risk of the condition.
Nottingham beauty therapists taught to spot skin cancer signs
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 23:15:57 GMT
There are more than 2,400 deaths from melanoma every year, according to Cancer Research UK.
'Why my daughter wants a hysterectomy at 15'
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 23:27:55 GMT
A mother and daughter both have a severe form of premenstrual syndrome.
Babies most likely to be born at 4am, study finds
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 02:22:40 GMT
More than 70% of births took place outside working hours in England, a study of five million births found.
How does gaming affect your brain?
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:02:29 GMT
Hamish loves playing the game Fortnite. Does his brain show signs of addiction?
Hundreds of breast cancer patients 'denied reconstruction'
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:53:09 GMT
One in five NHS bodies is limiting access to corrective surgery, a breast cancer charity report says.
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.
NHS 70: How have hospitals changed for children?
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:02:45 GMT
It's 70 years since the start of the NHS. How have hospitals changed for child patients since 1948?
Unfit in middle age: Are you doomed?
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 01:18:52 GMT
How bad is a lack of fitness in middle age and is it condemning you to bad health in the future?
Check the key targets in your area
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:42:53 GMT
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.
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.
Theresa May is asked where NHS cash will come from
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:24:47 GMT
Theresa May is asked how the government will fund a £20bn cash increase for the NHS.
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.
'Why UK Asians need to talk more about suicide'
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:24:01 GMT
Rates of attempted suicide among South Asian women are two-and-a-half times more than white women.
Cannabis: What are the risks of recreational use?
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:11:49 GMT
The government has dismissed calls to legalise cannabis for recreational use. What are the drug's risks?
The youngster challenging children's perceptions of disability
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 23:01:52 GMT
Paddy and his mum visit schools to help challenge children's perceptions of disability.
Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers 'shortened 456 lives'
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:50:48 GMT
A report finds there was a "disregard for human life" at Gosport War Memorial Hospital from 1989 to 2000.