BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth
The risk of stillbirth is doubled if women go to sleep on their backs in the last trimester, a study finds.
11/20/2017 12:03 AM
Breast cancer tumours 'larger' in overweight women
Women with a higher body mass index might need more frequent mammograms, researchers suggest.
11/20/2017 11:03 AM
Young people 'experimenting more in bed'
Study reveals increasing diversity in young people's heterosexual practices.
11/20/2017 12:53 PM
Some cancer patients have PTSD years after diagnosis, study finds
A fifth of cancer patients experience post-traumatic stress disorder.
11/20/2017 05:25 AM
Indulgent grandparents 'bad for children's health'
Regular "treating" and over-feeding is a common issue, according to a review of parents' opinions.
11/15/2017 12:10 AM
First gene-editing in human body attempt
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.
11/16/2017 09:40 AM
Giving birth on due date 'less risky' for older mums
Stillbirth risk is higher if older pregnant women are left to go over their due date, a study suggests.
11/15/2017 12:34 AM
FDA approves 'trackable' pill
The schizophrenia tablets have an embedded sensor that tells doctors whether the patient has taken them.
11/14/2017 10:10 AM
Depression link between fathers and teenage children, says study
Men who don't seek help for depression could have an impact on their children, a study suggests.
11/16/2017 12:46 AM
Liver test to aid paracetamol overdose treatment
Researchers say the test will help doctors identify which patients arriving in hospital need more intensive treatment.
11/14/2017 12:52 AM
Emotional toll of diabetes 'needs more recognition'
Living with diabetes can lead to significant emotional problems, a survey finds.
11/14/2017 01:00 AM
NHS: The front-line nurses keeping patients out of hospital
District nurses help keep patients out of hospital, but in England numbers have halved since 2010.
11/20/2017 10:53 PM
Why do so many US women die giving birth?
While progress has been made to curb death rates in other countries, the US has seen an increase.
11/20/2017 12:25 AM
'Stillbirth was hardest day of my life'
Women are now being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy.
11/20/2017 10:39 AM
'Hot, old and hyperactive': The menopause in 60 seconds
In 60 seconds three women sum up what is a normal phase for all women.
11/20/2017 07:20 AM
‘It's a challenge to meet people’
A former US surgeon general warns there is a growing "epidemic" of loneliness threatening our health.
11/17/2017 11:30 PM
Why Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month
Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month to help tackle his depression.
11/19/2017 03:06 PM
Thousands run in Delhi 'smogathon'
Air pollution levels were eight times the safe level and doctors wanted the half marathon postponed.
11/19/2017 04:20 PM
Are grandparents spoiling kids?
A study says grandparents tend to give high-sugar snacks as treats - so we tracked some down.
11/17/2017 09:08 PM
Dog ownership lowers early death risk, study finds
Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.
11/17/2017 10:02 AM
Sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, study finds
Sudden cardiac arrest is linked to sexual activity far more often in men than women, a study finds.
11/13/2017 12:54 AM
My gift
Why would anyone donate their eggs to help a stranger have a child? A donor gives her reasons.
11/15/2017 01:10 PM
Confined inside
"Postnatal confinement" is said to be widespread among the UK's Chinese community.
11/13/2017 01:00 AM
War wounds
Meeting the patients of a MSF-run hospital in Jordan.
11/07/2017 12:27 AM
Disease of fear
The African country has been battling the worst outbreak in recent times.
11/03/2017 12:47 AM