BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Cancer survival in the UK improving, but lagging behind - study

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:35:10 GMT

The UK is the worst of seven high-income countries for key cancers including lung, colon and pancreas.

'Time outs' don't do any harm, parents told

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:13:19 GMT

If used appropriately, they can be effective in reducing problem behaviour, a US study suggests.

Common cold stopped by experimental approach

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:03:32 GMT

It may be possible to make our bodies inhospitable for the cold virus after promising early research.

Chicken-choke Hitchin toddler reunited with life-savers

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:59:30 GMT

Charlotte Smith, two, choked while eating lunch at her nursery.

Byron burger allergy death: Owen Carey's family demand law change

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:39:22 GMT

Owen Carey said he had a dairy allergy but was not told his meal contained buttermilk, a coroner rules.

Fake cancer cures: Debunking myths found in videos on YouTube

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:01:01 GMT

Professor Justin Stebbing, a cancer expert at Imperial College London, debunks some of the unproven “cures” for cancer.

Meningitis: 'I'm no longer Miss Independent'

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 23:37:30 GMT

A survey shows few understand the long-term effects of meningitis for people like Lesley.

Oscar Saxelby-Lee: Cancer returns after stem cell transplant

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:11:25 GMT

Oscar's family aim to raise £500,000 to pay for further treatment they say is not available on the NHS.

Universities 'in dark' over student mental health needs

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 23:01:14 GMT

A former health minister wants universities to be bound by law to meet students' mental health needs.

A week in the life of a London trauma surgeon

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:13:54 GMT

Prof Karim Brohi describes holding a stabbed man's heart in his hands amid rising knife crime in the capital.

‘No-one asks new dads how they’re feeling at work’

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:00:11 GMT

Companies are doing more to support working dads but may overlook postnatal mental illness in men.

Christopher Eccleston: 'I'm a lifelong body-hater'

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:15:09 GMT

Doctor Who star reveals his "lifelong battle" with anorexia and how he considered suicide.

Malaria vaccine in Kenya - a potential game-changer

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:21:56 GMT

More than 300,000 children are expected to receive the vaccine over the next three years.

What can restaurants do to help customers with allergies?

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:45:34 GMT

Some allergy sufferers say they are "terrified" when dining out and have asked eateries to do more to make them safe.

Rugby's Gareth Thomas on HIV: 'I want to break the stigma'

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 20:45:18 GMT

Former Wales captain Gareth Thomas says by revealing his condition he wants to educate everybody, including himself.

How virtual reality is helping people with dementia

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:17:31 GMT

Virtual reality is being used to help people with dementia revisit their past.

Vaginismus: 'My body won't let me have sex'

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 23:53:11 GMT

Vaginismus is a psychosexual disorder that can destroy people's lives - so why does no one talk about it?

Heavy menstrual bleeding: Keyhole hysterectomy technique 'more effective'

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:49:40 GMT

The problem affects a quarter of women in the UK and many end up having surgery to treat it.

Gareth Thomas and HIV stigma: 'It takes people like him to fight against it'

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 14:46:19 GMT

Gareth Thomas can have a positive impact on HIV stigma, says George, who lives with the virus.

Brexit: Will Britons in the EU have to pay for NHS treatment?

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:22:48 GMT

Some UK citizens who live in the EU will be ineligible for free NHS treatment, if there is no deal.