BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Ulster Hospital discrimination case over food allergies

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:27:09 GMT

Girls with "life-threatening" food allergies were exposed to food in an allergy clinic waiting room.

'How horses helped me deal with anorexia'

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:01:38 GMT

Jamie Pye, from Norfolk, says his work with horses helped him deal with the condition.

Protein 'can stop viruses developing'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:51:01 GMT

Researchers at the University of the West of Scotland had already established the same protein can suppress cancer.

Concern over norovirus increase by Betsi Cadwaladr health board

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:44:43 GMT

Wales' largest health board urges people to be alert to sickness bug.

Sex life 'dead' after mesh implant

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:29:30 GMT

A couple married for 40 years say it's made it "impossible" for them to be intimate.

'I felt so low, I couldn't see a way out'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:31:30 GMT

A record number of children seek help from Childline over suicidal thoughts and feelings.

Hundreds of families block organ donation

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:08:38 GMT

Legally, consent lies with the deceased, but in practice, relatives' wishes are always respected.

Families block organ donations from potential donors

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:06:06 GMT

Rachel wants to be an organ donor, but is concerned her family could override her wishes.

Dyslexia link to eye spots confusing brain, say scientists

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:48:22 GMT

Experts say the findings are exciting but unlikely to explain the causes for all dyslexia.

Leeds United players and staff donate pay to boy's cancer care

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:20:15 GMT

Toby Nye was diagnosed with a stage four neuroblastoma on his fourth birthday.

Mental health care for new mothers in Wales 'unacceptable'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:45:41 GMT

There is no mother and baby unit in Wales to help those suffering with mental health illnesses.

Male disease too

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:06:45 GMT

Breast cancer in men is rare but it's still an issue for the 10 men diagnosed with it every year in NI.

AI used to detect breast cancer risk

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:42:30 GMT

Machine learning is being used to spot whether breast lesions are cancerous or not.

Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:23:56 GMT

Eye experts warn of nasty infections and even sight loss if they are not used safely.

GP services in Northern Ireland are 'in crisis'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:27:23 GMT

Some patients in Northern Ireland are waiting up to three years to see a consultant about having surgery, following a referral.

Mental health: 10 charts on the scale of the problem

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:12:45 GMT

Ten charts that show how mental illness affects people in the UK.

Anna Raeburn: I had a backstreet abortion

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:05:48 GMT

Writer and broadcaster Anna Raeburn had an illegal abortion in 1965 when she was 21.

Tougher measures for 999 staff attacks backed

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:06:02 GMT

We need to stand by those who stand by us, says an MP whose bill is a step closer to becoming law.

Lord Steel: We should decriminalise abortion

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:21:04 GMT

Former Liberal leader Lord Steel says the 1967 Abortion Act is "out of date"

Hospitals in England to ban 'super-size' chocolate bars

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:41:48 GMT

Sweets and chocolate should be under a 250-calorie limit, NHS England says.

Antibiotics 'may be lost' through overuse, says chief medical officer

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:10:57 GMT

England's chief medical officer is "really worried" about the threat of antibiotic resistance.

'Handful of changes' make cancer

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:16:39 GMT

It takes between one and 10 mutations to turn a healthy cell cancerous.

Pre-sex HIV drug 'no-brainer' for NHS

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:34:02 GMT

Prep treatment could prevent a quarter of new HIV cases and save the NHS millions, experts calculate.

No applicants for GP job at locum-run Pembrokeshire surgery

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:38:40 GMT

Not a single person applied to work as a GP in the surgery which is currently staffed by locums.

'Mug's game': Inside the mind of a gambling addict

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:16:24 GMT

Paul Grover lost hundreds of thousands of pounds; now he's at a rehab centre for gambling addicts.

NHS surgery waits run into years in Northern Ireland

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:10:39 GMT

Waiting times are increasing as the health services struggles to cope, figures obtained by the BBC reveal.

Call for more Irlen Syndrome specialists in schools

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:27:18 GMT

Children who are unaware they have Irlen Syndrome are "being turned off education", it is claimed.

'Steep rise' in self-harm among teenage girls

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:11:56 GMT

Researchers say it is likely the increase is real and not just down to better awareness from GPs.

Chicken food poisoning levels falling

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:43:53 GMT

The bug campylobacter, present in some chickens, is the leading cause of food poisoning in the UK.

Reality Check

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:52:48 GMT

It's been claimed that US dogs have better access to cancer treatment than Nigerian people. Do they?

Girl's lung collapsed after screaming at One Direction

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:09:06 GMT

The girl became short of breath during the concert but continued cheering "because she was a super fan".

Children 'embarrassed by tipsy parents'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:36:57 GMT

Adults do not have to drink a lot for children to notice changes in their behaviour, a study says.

NHS patients to be asked about sexuality

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:35:38 GMT

NHS England says the question will deter discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

Gloves off

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:41:38 GMT

Former Liverpool and England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland tells BBC Sport about his battle with anxiety.

Hip implant patients sue manufacturer

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:15:57 GMT

More than 300 individuals want compensation for injuries they claim were caused by DePuy metal-on-metal hips.

Henna crowns: 'Hair' for cancer patient

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:42:07 GMT

For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, losing their hair can be an extremely difficult consequence.

Women 'deserve apology' over vaginal mesh implants

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:12:15 GMT

Hundreds of women say the vaginal implants left them in pain and unable to walk, work or have sex.

Share of European Union staff leaving NHS rises following Brexit

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:01:25 GMT

Experts say job security and a fall in the value of the pound are behind the trend.

Health hero

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:35:55 GMT

A 12-year-old boy from the West Midlands has been announced as one of BBC Radio 1's teen heroes.

Pollution linked to one in six deaths

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:51:32 GMT

Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths each year worldwide, according to a report in The Lancet.

'My condition will kill me'

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:11:19 GMT

James Dunn has started a campaign to raise awareness for his rare genetic skin condition.

Restaurant chain 'cut sugary drink sales' with price rise

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:54:18 GMT

A fall in sales of high-sugar drinks in Jamie's Italian restaurant chain was linked to the levy and menu changes.

Drug therapy 'restores breathing' after spinal injury

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:08:59 GMT

The researchers hope the results in rats could ultimately help paralysed patients come off ventilators.

Hospital waits worsen across UK

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:10:37 GMT

Hospital performance slumps across UK with staff warning hitting key targets now an 'impossible' job.

Why I secretly taped my disability assessment

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:42:36 GMT

Some ill and disabled people are so worried about the process, they are using mobile phones to secretly record those interviews, critics say.

Prosthetic arms made in Salford help Ugandan machete attack victim

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:56:16 GMT

Machete attack victim Ninsiima is given prosthetic arms made by Salford University students.

Check the key targets in your area

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:48:00 GMT

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

'Go to the dentist and get fined £100'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:22:04 GMT

Dentists warn that thousands of vulnerable people are wrongly being fined over dental treatment.

Over the moon

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:26:53 GMT

Alison Farmer was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 40. Luckily, it was caught early. Here's the story of how she recovered - and went on to have her daughter.

'I spent savings rather than wait'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:03:52 GMT

Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.

Quick to act

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:01:09 GMT

The maid of honour's life was saved by her two cousins, who had just learned how to do CPR.

'You see so much sadness'

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:01:16 GMT

The paramedics at the forefront of life and death in BBC One's Ambulance.

Mesh surgeon investigated by NHS trust in Bristol

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:13:55 GMT

Tony Dixon works at Southmead Hospital and at the Spire private hospital in Bristol.

Magic mushrooms can 'reset' depressed brain

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:34:38 GMT

Psilocybin - the hallucinogenic ingredient in mushrooms - may help in depression, a study suggests.

Taxpayer-funded drugs 'too expensive for patientsí

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:32:47 GMT

Campaigners say UK taxpayers "effectively pay twice" for medicines, increasing NHS budget pressures.