BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Heart scan 'could pick up signs of sudden death risk'

Mon, 20 May 2019 20:20:33 GMT

Researchers used detailed images of the heart to look for signs of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Migraine: What happens in the brain when you have one?

Mon, 20 May 2019 06:17:34 GMT

It's estimated that one in seven people are affected by migraines.

Stress from poverty 'over-medicalised'

Mon, 20 May 2019 16:37:24 GMT

Community support groups are a powerful way of tackling mental distress - but they are being lost, a report says.

Don't be complacent over laughing gas risks, say nurses

Tue, 21 May 2019 01:13:28 GMT

Nurses are warning drug use can cause breathing and heart problems - and sometimes death.

We Are Middlesbrough: Sheesiders are 'the ultimate girl group'

Sun, 19 May 2019 23:17:54 GMT

Two friends set up a "girl group" to save women from "toxic friendships" and loneliness in Middlesbrough.

Markus Birdman talks about his stroke in his comedy routine

Sat, 18 May 2019 23:38:25 GMT

Comedian Markus Birdman had a stroke at 40, and talks about the experience in his stand-up routine to raise awareness.

'Broken' care system for most vulnerable

Tue, 21 May 2019 01:19:45 GMT

Patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down, a report says.

Light and the circadian rhythm: The key to a good night's sleep?

Sat, 18 May 2019 23:40:51 GMT

Getting enough sleep is fundamental to our wellbeing, but one key factor is often overlooked.

'Acne does not define me'

Tue, 21 May 2019 15:38:19 GMT

Abigail has faced abuse from strangers because of her cystic acne but is now fighting back using social media.

Decriminalise prostitution, say nurses

Tue, 21 May 2019 06:54:33 GMT

Nurses are worried sex workers are risking their health and safety because of the laws around prostitution.

NHS can beat sepsis, says quadruple amputee

Wed, 22 May 2019 00:06:03 GMT

Sepsis survivor Tom Ray wants better awareness and faster diagnosis of the potentially deadly disease.

Artificial intelligence diagnoses lung cancer

Mon, 20 May 2019 16:26:57 GMT

AI appears better than specialist doctors at diagnosing the disease from lung scans, say researchers.

Mum whose baby died speaks of pain of hearing others cry

Mon, 20 May 2019 23:39:13 GMT

Lynette Parkes lost her baby at seven months and spoke of the added pain of hearing other newborns cry nearby.

Staff shortages 'abusing good will of nurses'

Sun, 19 May 2019 23:49:15 GMT

Nursing chiefs want to see safe staffing rules enshrined in law as 40,000 posts remain vacant.

HIV fear over 'dirty' dental equipment

Mon, 20 May 2019 17:29:18 GMT

Hundreds of dental scaling patients are offered blood tests over fears about unsterilised equipment.

Too many children in mental health hospitals, says report

Mon, 20 May 2019 01:15:31 GMT

A lack of support in schools and the community in England is contributing to the problem, says a report.

Chiari malformation: I went from travel-obsessed to bedridden'

Sun, 19 May 2019 23:23:48 GMT

Hailey wanted to travel the world as a doctor, until a mystery condition left her shaking uncontrollably.

MRI scan death of Torbay teenager investigated

Tue, 21 May 2019 08:35:31 GMT

Alice Sloman's heart had grown to twice the normal size due to growth hormone treatment.

Contaminated blood inquiry: 'Infection has ruined my life'

Mon, 20 May 2019 09:36:58 GMT

A Belfast woman speaks ahead of the contaminated blood inquiry hearing evidence in Belfast.

Liposuction rise linked to gym wear trend

Mon, 20 May 2019 10:09:16 GMT

More women are seeking surgery, possibly to get a body that looks good in trendy gym clothing, says surgeon.

What does the menopause do to the body?

Fri, 17 May 2019 23:37:12 GMT

The brain, heart, bones and skin can all be affected by the hormonal changes brought on by the menopause.

Baby loss: The hospital helping bereaved families

Mon, 20 May 2019 23:44:01 GMT

As a hospital plans to build a safe haven for those experiencing baby loss, mums tell their stories.