BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

What is BSE (aka mad cow disease)?

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:55:25 GMT

An explanation of the disease - after a case of BSE is confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire.

Why is this African village letting mosquitoes in?

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:29:38 GMT

The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa.

I woke up unable to speak English

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:45:08 GMT

Hannah Jenkins survived a cycling accident - but woke up no longer being able to understand English.

Silent disco for Hertfordshire dementia care home residents

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 23:53:42 GMT

People living with dementia put on their dancing shoes and boogie to Ol' Blue Eyes.

Cardiff support worker helps man, 67, get his life back

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:49:22 GMT

A project will see the NHS and Cardiff council working closely to keep people living independently.

Making Australia care about 'silent epidemic'

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:05:30 GMT

Syl Freedman's petition for an endometriosis drug went viral - then she helped to change policy.

Philip Morris accused of hypocrisy over anti-smoking ad

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:11:24 GMT

Philip Morris says its campaign is "an important next step" in its aim to stop selling cigarettes.

Depressed? The places not to live if you need help

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:54:40 GMT

NHS talking therapy service is failing patients in one in seven areas of England, BBC analysis shows.

Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:54:03 GMT

Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations, A&E and mental health treatment.

When women got pills for hysteria and advice to keep vaginas clean

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 03:13:57 GMT

A Royal College of Nursing exhibition charts the strange, sometimes disturbing history of women's healthcare.

Family's autistic daughter was 'deemed too dangerous'

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:34:03 GMT

Families say they are struggling to cope as their autistic children "fall through gaps" in care.

Children with problems or problem children?

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:00:31 GMT

How do we know if children are misbehaving or mentally ill?

Vegetarian meat substitutes 'exceeding salt limits'

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:33:53 GMT

One brand of meat-free "bacon" is saltier than Atlantic seawater, according to Action on Salt's report.

Charity call for Scots 'right to rehab'

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:18:46 GMT

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland say about one in five patients do not get the support they need.

MRSA link to baby's death investigated

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 12:39:39 GMT

The superbug outbreak at a Belfast hospital affected two babies, one of whom recovered.

Cervical screening: Millions missing smear tests

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 23:50:18 GMT

Health data shows a lower proportion of women have been having the test when they should.

Will folic acid ever be added to UK flour?

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:26:27 GMT

After repeated calls by health campaigners, the government says it will now consult on the issue.

Shropshire baby deaths trust must report weekly to CQC

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 15:06:50 GMT

Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission has concerns over maternity and emergency services.

Length of ring and index fingers 'linked to sexuality'

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:29:04 GMT

Women whose left index and ring fingers are different lengths are more likely to be lesbians, a study suggests.

Infected blood victims' support payments 'must increase'

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:45:01 GMT

Victims of the NHS scandal have written to the health secretary asking for an immediate increase in support.

The places where too many are fat and too many are thin

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:38:10 GMT

Up to 90% of countries are suffering from a double burden of under and over-nutrition.

'One stroke took my speech away - I think another brought it back'

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 03:51:58 GMT

Four years ago, Peter had a stroke and lost the ability to speak. This year, on the day he had a second stroke, it came back.

How can you get enough iron from your diet?

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 23:19:43 GMT

How can you ensure you're getting the iron you need from your food, without eating too much red meat?

Reality Check: Is Scottish A&E outperforming England?

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 10:32:36 GMT

Is it true that Scottish A&E departments have outperformed English ones for three and a half years?

Why to be wary of eating 'pink' lamb

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:19:50 GMT

The Food Standards Agency says hundreds of people have become ill after eating the undercooked meat.

Meet the artist whose brain makes him paint all night

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 23:15:13 GMT

Wayne Sheppard had never painted until he had a seizure two years ago. Now he can't stop.

Food allergies: What a severe reaction feels like

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:15:40 GMT

What having a severe nut allergy feels like and how navigating the daily risks affects your life.

'Treatment may extend advanced breast cancer survival'

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:57:26 GMT

Combining a drug with hormone therapy may extend the lives of some women with advanced breast cancer.

Michelle Heaton: Menopause is 'more than a hot flush’

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:44:57 GMT

Michelle Heaton went through early menopause aged 38 after a hysterectomy.

Takeaway Wales: Britain's fast-food capital?

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 08:12:19 GMT

One part of Wales has the highest proportion of restaurants in the UK selling take-away food.

'I regret promoting my botched butt lift'

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:23:22 GMT

Ex On The Beach's Natalee Harris tells Victoria Derbyshire it encouraged others to have the same procedure.

Why my bones are crumbling at 27

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:55:40 GMT

Lizzie Porter was anorexic throughout her teens, and the years of starvation have left a permanent imprint.

What works for treating children's colds?

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 23:41:55 GMT

They get twice as many colds as adults but there's no magic cure - or is there?

Cruise ship rescue: How to survive for 10 hours in the water

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:35:54 GMT

Warm water, a calm head and being a woman can all work in your favour.

My cheating boyfriend gave me HIV - here's how I got justice

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:58:42 GMT

When Diane Reeve discovered that her partner was sleeping around she ended their relationship, but then she found out that he had given her HIV.

Girl, 8, walks into school on new prosthetic leg

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:11:17 GMT

Friends of Amelia Eldred were ready with a group hug as she walked into school on her new leg.

A mother's campaign for autism care equality for all

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 12:21:25 GMT

A mother believes her son's death could have been avoided if the nurses and doctors were trained about learning disabilities and autism.