BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:59:52 GMT
Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, DR Congo says it can contain the deadly Ebola virus.
High levels of screen time linked to cancer and heart disease
Wed, 23 May 2018 23:51:23 GMT
Researchers in Glasgow analysed the amount of time 390,000 people spent looking at TV and computer screens.
Is UK biggest exporter of legal cannabis?
Wed, 23 May 2018 01:42:32 GMT
The families of two children are seeking medical cannabis to help stop their seizures.
London Ambulance Service taken out of special measures
Wed, 23 May 2018 00:21:36 GMT
A watchdog says "innovative changes" helped boost London Ambulance Service's performance.
Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: Patients 'taken to church'
Wed, 23 May 2018 15:53:23 GMT
Two of the three patients who were taken from the treatment centre for prayers have died.
Are we using too much Calpol?
Tue, 22 May 2018 23:22:51 GMT
Thousands of litres are sold in the UK every year but do we use it at the right times?
Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:50:53 GMT
Early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia, says a UK scientist.
Exercising regularly 'can keep heart and arteries young'
Mon, 21 May 2018 03:53:23 GMT
Four to five sessions a week are needed to stop the main arteries to the heart from furring up.
Mum helps stop daughter being bullied for birthmark
Wed, 23 May 2018 12:44:23 GMT
Sophie Parker shares her story of being bullied for having a birthmark on her face.
BBC presenter Rachael Bland reveals 'incurable' cancer
Mon, 21 May 2018 15:00:40 GMT
Cancer blogger Rachael Bland says she is now a 'lab rat', as her hopes rest on clinical trials.
£13.4m claw back over NHS Wales waiting time failures
Tue, 22 May 2018 18:45:25 GMT
Three health boards fail to qualify for a share of £50m extra cash for improving waiting times.
Bank holiday warning over gardening and DIY accidents
Thu, 24 May 2018 00:24:03 GMT
Surgeons say this time of year can bring a spike in accidents with gardening and DIY equipment.
GPs call for more help to tackle 'epidemic of loneliness'
Wed, 23 May 2018 05:09:02 GMT
Doctors in Northern Ireland say loneliness has become a "public health epidemic".
Dementia-friendly lunches served at Norwich restaurant
Tue, 22 May 2018 09:20:45 GMT
A restaurant aims to give diners with dementia and their carers the "best possible time".
Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi
Mon, 21 May 2018 13:21:08 GMT
At least 11 die and 800 fall ill after eating the deadly fungi in the west of the country.
What do people want to happen at life's end?
Thu, 17 May 2018 22:40:16 GMT
A hospice charity wants people to talk more about dying and bereavement.
Why NHS costs just keep going up
Fri, 25 May 2018 05:19:22 GMT
Economists warn the NHS will need an extra 4% a year - £2,000 per UK household - for the next 15 years.
Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say
Sun, 20 May 2018 21:36:53 GMT
Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say.
Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?
Sat, 19 May 2018 23:25:54 GMT
Is when we eat clashing with our circadian rhythms and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health?
Why Ebola keeps coming back
Sun, 13 May 2018 23:42:11 GMT
It is unrealistic to think Ebola will ever be eradicated, but it is now easier to prevent a crisis.
Drug addicts in Scotland 'waiting up to six months' for treatment
Mon, 21 May 2018 23:01:22 GMT
Experts say more people with drug and alcohol problems should be fast-tracked for treatment.
Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations begin in DR Congo
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:05:02 GMT
Some 4,000 vaccines are being used to try to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 26 people.
Lini Puthussery: India's 'hero' nurse who died battling Nipah virus
Tue, 22 May 2018 11:58:18 GMT
Lini Puthussery is among 10 people who died in the viral outbreak in India's southern Kerala state.
Toddlers to help dementia patients in Conwy restore memories
Wed, 23 May 2018 00:38:36 GMT
Toddlers spend time with dementia patients in Colwyn Bay to test the potential for restoring memory.
Tax rises needed 'to prevent NHS misery'
Thu, 24 May 2018 11:27:25 GMT
Influential economists argue an extra £2,000 per UK household is needed over the next 15 years.
Doctors explain Michael Jackson's impossible dance move
Tue, 22 May 2018 03:52:59 GMT
Spine experts reveal the improbable dynamics of the "Smooth Criminal" lean.
Mental Health Awareness Week: 'My camera helped me beat anxiety'
Sat, 19 May 2018 23:07:21 GMT
A photographer's portraits of strangers helped him to overcome his mental health problems.
'I took 57 painkillers a day to get high'
Thu, 24 May 2018 23:31:41 GMT
Cheap and easy to obtain, the painkiller Tramadol has millions of Egyptians hooked on getting high.
BBC presenter on finding out her cancer is incurable
Fri, 25 May 2018 13:01:00 GMT
5 live's Rachael Bland says she got the call from her doctor when she was on a day out with her son.
Small NHS funding rise would be 'disastrous'
Thu, 24 May 2018 10:08:58 GMT
Health committee chair Sarah Wollaston says rise of 3% will 'not be high enough'
'Not just for naughty boys': The rise in adult ADHD pills
Tue, 08 May 2018 02:46:56 GMT
More than 1.6 million prescriptions for ADHD medication were dispensed last year - double 10 years ago.
NHS: How much does it spend on the private sector?
Tue, 08 May 2018 15:41:29 GMT
NHS spending on the private sector was just over £9bn last year.
Cancer patient feels 'privileged to be alive' after NHS trial treatment
Thu, 24 May 2018 23:40:19 GMT
Taking part in clinical trials can bring enormous benefits, but few people are signing up
An egg a day to keep the doctor away?
Tue, 22 May 2018 00:28:43 GMT
A study in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of a stroke
Blitz on sweet treats sees slow start
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:32:16 GMT
The sugar hit in puddings, biscuits and chocolate remains high despite a crackdown.
Campaigners in court over NHS policy
Wed, 23 May 2018 06:39:01 GMT
The group - backed by Prof Stephen Hawking before his death - is challenging creation of new health management bodies.
Collapsed carrot? Pathetic potato? Tips to keep food fresh beyond 'best before' date
Thu, 24 May 2018 05:24:29 GMT
Five tricks to help perishables last longer than their recommended 'best before' date.
Pepe's story: How I survived Spanish flu
Sun, 20 May 2018 23:14:56 GMT
José Ameal is believed to be the oldest Spanish survivor of the pandemic which followed World War I.
Water resistant sunscreen claims ‘meaningless’, says Which?
Thu, 24 May 2018 00:03:17 GMT
The creams work much less well after they have been worn in the sea, warns consumer group Which?.
Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?
Tue, 22 May 2018 23:46:48 GMT
Artificial sweeteners offer a sweet taste without the calories, but are they healthy?
Singapore's measures to reduce short-sightedness
Thu, 17 May 2018 17:42:11 GMT
As global rates of short-sightedness - or myopia - increase around the world, Singapore is hoping to buck the trend with three simple but innovative solutions.
Mum wants postnatal depression awareness after dad's suicide
Thu, 17 May 2018 16:17:24 GMT
Vicky Clayton cannot give her son the thing he wants most in the world - his dad.
The little girl who can't enjoy the summer
Fri, 18 May 2018 11:58:54 GMT
Seven-year-old Harper Mitchell Hyslop has rare lung condition which makes it difficult to be in any heat.
Hundreds of ambulance staff work days lost due to abuse
Tue, 22 May 2018 09:31:26 GMT
There have been 2,278 reported incidents of abuse on ambulance staff since 2012/2013, figures show.
Smoking ban plan for Welsh playgrounds
Fri, 25 May 2018 09:11:55 GMT
A strengthening of laws to ban smoking in public places in Wales is being put forward.
Patients lose hip replacement court case
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:51:16 GMT
Judge finds disputed metal-on-metal hip replacement "not defective" in group action at High Court.
Check the key targets in your area
Thu, 10 May 2018 16:46:18 GMT
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.
Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly
Tue, 22 May 2018 00:20:37 GMT
A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be a killer of humans.
Period power brings free sanitary towels to school
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:16:53 GMT
A group of teenagers at a school where free sanitary products are available tackle the stigma around periods.
Breast screen error 'could have been spotted earlier'
Fri, 25 May 2018 08:02:41 GMT
A leading cancer expert says the problems date back to 2005, but no one was properly checking the data.
‘My hip replacement left me in constant pain'
Mon, 21 May 2018 11:28:44 GMT
More than 300 people have taken the manufacturers of allegedly faulty hip replacements to the High Court.
Comfort box gives Norfolk cancer patients a 'little lift'
Sat, 19 May 2018 23:26:49 GMT
The kindness in a box that is making a huge difference to women undergoing chemotherapy.
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