BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Menstrual cups 'as reliable as tampons'

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:38:23 GMT

Scientific review shows they are as leakproof as other sanitary products, say researchers.

Child mental health unit referrals 'up nearly 50%'

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 05:00:30 GMT

The figures, which are across the UK, are 'deeply worrying', say the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

What can be done about Scotland's drugs crisis?

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:41:31 GMT

Experts back five ways of trying to halt Scotland's rising toll of drug-related deaths.

'We need to know more on surgery for war-zone children'

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:39:05 GMT

A new medical guide aims to improve the chances of saving children's lives, and limbs, in war zones.

Luton house transformed to help parents of sick children

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 13:54:33 GMT

The former 1930s council house will support 420 families a year and has five bedrooms.

Conjoined twins: How doctors separated twins joined at the head

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:04:24 GMT

Exclusive access to Great Ormond Street as surgeons worked to separate two girls who shared a skull.

Tafida Raqeeb: Parents bid to get daughter treated in Italy

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:43:02 GMT

Doctors treating Tafida Raqeeb in the UK have said it is in her best interests to be allowed to die.

Wymondham girl, 10, making full recovery from stroke

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 07:55:31 GMT

Holly Browning lost feeling in her arm and couldn't speak.

Skin cancer risk 'not just from holiday sun'

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 23:30:23 GMT

Cancer Research warns people in the UK to protect their skin at home and not only when they are away.

Vision loss: 'I couldn't see as I walked down the aisle'

Mon, 01 Jul 2019 23:17:23 GMT

Charities claim a shortage of specialist staff for visually impaired people risks their safety.

‘I used to scream: For God’s sake, just eat!’

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 02:02:58 GMT

One family on their struggle to find support after their daughter was diagnosed with anorexia.

Essex doctor struck off for writing fake prescriptions

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:30:33 GMT

Dr Mohammad Khan was caught when prescribing menopause medication to a pregnant woman.

Trieste’s mental health revolution: 'It’s the best place to get sick'

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:33:35 GMT

Ideas from a mental health 'revolution' in Trieste in the 1970s are helping patients recover today.

Ministers may advise on how much sleep people need

Sat, 13 Jul 2019 04:27:18 GMT

The advice is expected to form part of a series of proposals aimed at improving public health.

Excluded from school: How boxing helps teenagers with ADHD

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 23:00:33 GMT

Excluded from mainstream school, these teenagers explain how boxing helps them channel their ADHD.

Anorexia stems from body as well as mind – study

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:00:12 GMT

The eating disorder charity Beat said the findings were groundbreaking.

Dementia: Lifestyle changes that could lower your risk

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 15:03:18 GMT

Research suggests up to a third of cases may be preventable with lifestyle changes.

Scotland has highest drug death rate in EU

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:18:34 GMT

The number of drug-related deaths in the country soared last year, with the rate now three times that of the UK as a whole.

Lister Hospital IT issue: 'No harm' has come to patients

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:07:42 GMT

A trust had found almost 15,000 patients may have been affected by a failure to pass on medical updates.

Conjoined twins: Sisters meet surgeons who separated them

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 23:01:58 GMT

Ritaj and Rital were born joined at the head. They're reunited with the doctors who saved their lives.

Children with gender identity issues 'need help from all sides'

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:30:55 GMT

Referrals to NHS gender identity clinics have more than tripled in the past five years.

Does 5G pose health risks?

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 23:33:17 GMT

Exposure from mobile networks including 5G fall well below limits set by international regulators.

Paul Gascoigne v Snoop Dogg: Is cannabis or alcohol worse for you?

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 11:07:55 GMT

A debate has broken out after Snoop Dogg posted a photo of himself and Paul Gascoigne on Instagram.

Ebola in DR Congo: Fear and mistrust stalk battle to halt outbreak

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 23:10:41 GMT

A snapshot from Butembo in DR Congo - one of the frontlines in the fight against the deadly virus.

'I spotted a lump when preparing for my ritual bath'

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 23:10:09 GMT

Why female mikveh or ritual bath attendants are being trained to look out for signs of cancer and domestic violence.

Waterloo battlefield therapy for British war veterans

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 23:11:13 GMT

Servicemen and women trying to overcome the effects of war are digging at the Battle of Waterloo site.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:05:05 GMT

The rare declaration comes after Ebola killed more than 1,600 people in the DR Congo.