BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
'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.
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?
Legal cannabis in Canada: Should pot convicts get amnesty?
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:09:02 GMT
As cannabis becomes legal, 500,000 people with possession convictions want their records expunged.
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.
'Facebook baby ads taunted me after stillbirth'
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:32:46 GMT
Anna England Kerr was shown ads for cots, cribs and IVF, despite trying to turn them off.
Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational cannabis
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:47:54 GMT
The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use.
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.
Cwm Taf baby deaths: 'My baby is buried 4,000 miles away'
Sun, 14 Oct 2018 23:15:55 GMT
Chioma Udeogu's daughter Favour was stillborn after failings on a Welsh maternity ward.
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.
Women told they aren't thin enough for eating disorder treatment, MPs told
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:23:34 GMT
MPs debating the stigma surrounding eating disorders say the "medical profession are failing patients with eating disorders".
Crackdown on painkillers amid addiction fears
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:11:21 GMT
Pregabalin and gabapentin to be reclassified as class C drugs from April, the government announces.
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 Doctor Who’s dyspraxic assistant is my real hero
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 16:10:45 GMT
Jodie Whittaker may be grabbing the headlines - but her new dyspraxic assistant is equally empowering.
Self-lubricating condom designed to reduce infections
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:51:57 GMT
Scientists hope it'll make condoms easier to use and cut rates of sexually transmitted infections.
Tai chi v Zumba: Do you have to work up a sweat to get fit?
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 12:09:16 GMT
Can we get the benefits of exercise without too much huffing and puffing, with an activity like tai chi?
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.
Bill Turnbull: Cancer chemo treatment was 'unbearable'
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:28:40 GMT
The presenter says he watched all 67 episodes of Game of Thrones "to pass the time" during treatment.
Children 'should be weighed up to age 18', report says
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:23:45 GMT
A report by child health experts warns England is falling behind other countries unless policies change.
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.
Mystery donor gives thousands to ill Shropshire boy
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:26:11 GMT
Zac Oliver will now head to the United State for cancer treatment.
Kenyan schoolgirl Angel overcomes bullies to pursue dream of music career
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:38:09 GMT
Angel Wanjiru has overcome bullies and health problems to pursue her dream of a career in music.
Contaminated blood victims 'on the breadline'
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:21:51 GMT
Chairman of public inquiry calls on the government to take decisive action over financial support.
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.
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?
Which? testing reveals 'unsafe' child stair gates
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:13:56 GMT
Consumer group Which? urges parents not to use three models of stair gates, saying they could be unsafe.
Winter deaths in Scotland at highest level in 18 years
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:37:23 GMT
More than 23,000 people died last winter as Scotland experienced its worst flu outbreak in seven years.
Doctors 'need to start early conversation with patients about dying'
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 01:39:06 GMT
They shouldn't shy away when patients want to talk about the end of their lives, a report says.
I saved my dad's life with CPR
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:11:26 GMT
When his dad collapsed, Aaron Groves says the training he got as a scout made all the difference.
'Miracle' baby whose heart stopped for 22 minutes turns one
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:03:49 GMT
Doctors say Lacey's recovery is remarkable and defies the odds - and she should live a normal life.
Wakefield's Pinderfields Hospital smokers shamed via loudspeaker
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:26:43 GMT
Hospital users are encouraged to activate the announcements when they see someone smoking on site.
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.
World Mental Health Day: What is mindfulness?
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 18:13:08 GMT
On World Mental Health Day, experts explain how mindfulness can help you make the most of each moment.
Mystery donor gives thousands to ill Shropshire boy
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:26:43 GMT
An anonymous donor gives the final £100,000 needed to help the family reach its target.
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?
Are we living in a 'nanny state'?
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:37:54 GMT
Is there a backlash brewing against planned government crackdowns on sugary drinks and fatty foods?
'Concerns' raised about jailed surgeon Sudip Sarker
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:07:36 GMT
An inquest is being held into the deaths of three patients of Sudip Sarker who was jailed earlier this year.
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.
The NHS in numbers: What the service does in one day
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 02:29:56 GMT
From births to A&E admissions, new figures reveal the work of the NHS across a single day.
'The head injury that made me commit a crime'
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:26:03 GMT
A head injury left Byron Schofield physically and mentally scarred - and set him on the path to prison.
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.
New checks to crack down on free prescription fraud
Sun, 14 Oct 2018 09:31:45 GMT
Checking eligibility before drugs are issued could halve false claims in England, the government says.
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.
Dance lessons for the lonely - on the NHS
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:09:17 GMT
GPs in England are to prescribe "social" activities, such as dance and cookery lessons, to tackle loneliness.
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.
Terminal breast cancer patients 'abandoned' in nurse shortage
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 23:00:53 GMT
Thousands of incurable cancer patients are "being denied a dedicated specialist nurse".
EpiPen shortage: Chemists told to quiz parents on children's need
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:03:37 GMT
The guidance from NHS England relates to devices for children who weigh less than 25kg (four stone).
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.
Baby box safety doubts raised by experts
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:55:57 GMT
They say babies should only sleep in them temporarily, with cots and Moses baskets thought to be safer.