BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

YouTube stars 'might encourage kids to eat more calories'
Social media stars Zoella and Alfie Deyes feature in a study into the protection of children online.
05/26/2018 08:24 AM
Irish abortion referendum: Exit polls suggest landslide for repeal
Counting begins hours after exit polls suggest a landslide vote in favour of liberalising the law.
05/26/2018 09:41 AM
Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: Patients 'taken to church'
Two of the three patients who were taken from the treatment centre for prayers have died.
05/23/2018 03:53 PM
Water resistant sunscreen claims ‘meaningless’, says Which?
The creams work much less well after they have been worn in the sea, warns consumer group Which?.
05/24/2018 12:03 AM
Bank holiday warning over gardening and DIY accidents
Surgeons say this time of year can bring a spike in accidents with gardening and DIY equipment.
05/24/2018 12:24 AM
Blitz on sweet treats sees slow start
The sugar hit in puddings, biscuits and chocolate remains high despite a crackdown.
05/22/2018 02:32 PM
Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer
Early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia, says a UK scientist.
05/21/2018 06:50 PM
Doctors explain Michael Jackson's impossible dance move
Spine experts reveal the improbable dynamics of the "Smooth Criminal" lean.
05/22/2018 03:52 AM
Lini Puthussery: India's 'hero' nurse who died battling Nipah virus
Lini Puthussery is among 10 people who died in the viral outbreak in India's southern Kerala state.
05/22/2018 11:58 AM
Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi
At least 11 die and 800 fall ill after eating the deadly fungi in the west of the country.
05/21/2018 01:21 PM
An egg a day to keep the doctor away?
A study in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of a stroke
05/22/2018 12:28 AM
Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly
A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be a killer of humans.
05/22/2018 12:20 AM
Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations begin in DR Congo
Some 4,000 vaccines are being used to try to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 26 people.
05/21/2018 02:05 PM
Exercising regularly 'can keep heart and arteries young'
Four to five sessions a week are needed to stop the main arteries to the heart from furring up.
05/21/2018 03:53 AM
Growing resistance to antifungal drugs 'a global issue'
Scientists warn this could lead to more outbreaks of disease and affect people who are already ill.
05/17/2018 11:28 PM
Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India
Nipah is "top of the list" of 10 priority diseases the WHO has identified for the next major outbreak.
05/21/2018 07:16 AM
US birth rates drop to lowest since 1987
Births decreased among young women and teenagers but increased among those aged between 40 and 44.
05/17/2018 08:08 AM
Sheffield student with cleft lip bullied for the way he looked
A 13-year-old boy bullied because of his cleft lip is working with a charity to help others like him.
05/25/2018 07:25 AM
BBC presenter on finding out her cancer is incurable
5 live's Rachael Bland says she got the call from her doctor when she was on a day out with her son.
05/25/2018 01:01 PM
Why NHS costs just keep going up
Economists warn the NHS will need an extra 4% a year - £2,000 per UK household - for the next 15 years.
05/25/2018 05:19 AM
Small NHS funding rise would be 'disastrous'
Health committee chair Sarah Wollaston says rise of 3% will 'not be high enough'
05/24/2018 10:08 AM
Mum helps stop daughter being bullied for birthmark
Sophie Parker shares her story of being bullied for having a birthmark on her face.
05/23/2018 12:44 PM
Are we using too much Calpol?
Thousands of litres are sold in the UK every year but do we use it at the right times?
05/22/2018 11:22 PM
Dementia-friendly lunches served at Norwich restaurant
A restaurant aims to give diners with dementia and their carers the "best possible time".
05/22/2018 09:20 AM
‘My hip replacement left me in constant pain'
More than 300 people have taken the manufacturers of allegedly faulty hip replacements to the High Court.
05/21/2018 11:28 AM
'Memory transplant' achieved in snails
Memories are transferred from one snail to another in a laboratory.
05/14/2018 05:31 PM
Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?
Is when we eat clashing with our circadian rhythms and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health?
05/19/2018 11:25 PM
'I took 57 painkillers a day to get high'
Cheap and easy to obtain, the painkiller Tramadol has millions of Egyptians hooked on getting high.
05/24/2018 11:31 PM
Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola
Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, DR Congo says it can contain the deadly Ebola virus.
05/25/2018 01:59 PM
Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?
Artificial sweeteners offer a sweet taste without the calories, but are they healthy?
05/22/2018 11:46 PM
Pepe's story: How I survived Spanish flu
José Ameal is believed to be the oldest Spanish survivor of the pandemic which followed World War I.
05/20/2018 11:14 PM
Mental Health Awareness Week: 'My camera helped me beat anxiety'
A photographer's portraits of strangers helped him to overcome his mental health problems.
05/19/2018 11:07 PM
How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?
As a man dies from an exploding vape pen, we ask how dangerous are the devices?
05/18/2018 01:00 PM
Mum wants postnatal depression awareness after dad's suicide
Vicky Clayton cannot give her son the thing he wants most in the world - his dad.
05/17/2018 04:17 PM
Sleep tips: Six ways to boost the chances of a good night's rest
How to maximise the chances of a good night's sleep.
05/16/2018 12:50 PM