BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Cancer blood test ‘enormously exciting’
Scientists move nearer to one of the biggest goals in medicine - a universal blood test for cancer.
01/19/2018 12:25 AM
Persian shallot 'could help fight TB antibiotic resistance'
Properties in Persian shallots could boost the effects of antibiotic treatment, a study says.
01/20/2018 12:17 AM
'Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24'
Delayed marriage and parenthood has pushed back perceptions of when adulthood starts.
01/19/2018 01:21 AM
Angelina Jolie gene testing for all?
Testing everyone for cancer risk genes would save lives and is cost effective say doctors.
01/18/2018 01:13 AM
Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer
Scientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read
01/17/2018 06:02 PM
Employers urged to 'normalise' menopause in the workplace
A BBC survey found 70% of women did not tell their employers about their menopause symptoms.
01/16/2018 01:46 PM
Man ruptures throat by stifling a sneeze
Clamping your nose and mouth shut when you need to sneeze is dangerous, doctors warn the public.
01/16/2018 01:06 AM
London's January air quality 'best in 10 years'
The capital has breached air pollution limits by 6 January every year since 2008.
01/15/2018 10:57 AM
Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'
Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.
01/15/2018 08:00 PM
Cycling does not harm men's sexual health, study says
The sexual and urinary health of cyclists is comparable with runners and swimmers, a study suggests.
01/12/2018 03:51 AM
Coca-Cola to cut bottle size but increase price in face of sugar tax
Bottles of the famous fizzy drink will be smaller and more expensive from March onwards.
01/15/2018 02:47 PM
'Being a teenage mother is so lonely'
New guidelines aim to cut UK teenage pregnancy rates which remain among the highest in Europe.
01/15/2018 12:56 AM
French salmonella baby milk scandal 'affects 83 countries'
The boss of French firm Lactalis says up to 12 million boxes of formula are now subject to a recall.
01/14/2018 08:55 AM
Breast cancer survival 'unaffected by faulty gene'
Young breast cancer patients with faulty BRCA genes have the same survival chances as those without, a study has found.
01/12/2018 12:26 PM
Cost legacy of decades-old NHS blunders begins to rise
Experts say maternity wards are still making the same "avoidable errors".
01/16/2018 02:03 PM
Pharma giant Pfizer pulls out of research into Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's charities call the news a "heavy blow" to those living with dementia.
01/10/2018 12:00 PM
CES 2018: Willow and Freemie breast pumps offer mums freedom
The battery-powered devices are designed to be worn more discreetly than traditional pumps.
01/11/2018 03:25 AM
The Ilford woman who carries her heart in a rucksack
Selwa Hussain is the first woman in the UK to leave hospital with an artificial heart.
01/20/2018 11:14 AM
Boxer Bradley Smith: 'How anxiety nearly ruined me'
Bradley Smith, 20, from St Ives, people should talk more about mental health.
01/20/2018 09:47 AM
'The infection took my nose and legs'
Oxford professor Liz Frood was fit and healthy until she was struck by what she thought was a stomach bug.
01/19/2018 01:44 AM
Horse trampling woman's face rebuilt
Libby Keating's face was repaired by experts at St George's Hospital in Tooting.
01/19/2018 11:58 AM
Should there be a right to die?
Two women explain their opposing views on the contentious right-to-die issue.
01/18/2018 08:54 PM
Using cannabis helped ease 'frightening' tremors
A mother-of-two from Pembroke Dock wants to see cannabis legalised to help ease symptoms like hers.
01/17/2018 09:42 PM
The choir helping people with dementia
"He comes alive when he's here."
01/18/2018 05:52 AM
How community spirit helps a girl with autism and severe anxiety
A scheme to let parents close their streets to cars so children can play is hugely beneficial to one young resident, who has autism and severe anxiety.
01/17/2018 03:10 PM
Singing 'speeds up' recovery from post-natal depression
Mothers in group singing sessions with babies have faster improvement in symptoms, a study suggests.
01/09/2018 01:04 AM
Sri Lanka's president rejects move to allow women to buy alcohol
The president overrules a government decision to let women buy alcohol for the first time in decades.
01/14/2018 03:30 PM
Driving away depression
Like Minds: The little yellow car that's tackling depression.
01/11/2018 01:17 AM
They wouldn’t let sister die
A car crash left Polly Kitzinger with devastating brain injuries. Her family was unable to persuade doctors to let her die.
01/10/2018 01:40 AM
What is 'Aussie' flu and should we be worried?
The NHS is braced for a bad flu season as the 'Australian' virus strain H3N2 dominates.
01/08/2018 11:04 AM
Hearing hints
The signs you have a problem - and what you can do about it.
01/10/2018 01:41 AM
Coconut oil
Coconut oil sales are rocketing, but is it a cholesterol-busting wonder food, or is this dangerous hype?
01/09/2018 12:52 AM
Personality issue
Professionals are asking for earlier and better treatment for this poorly understood condition.
01/12/2018 12:07 PM