Subscribe to News feed News
BBC News - Health
Updated: 39 min 43 sec ago

The dangers that lurk in your bathroom

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:26
A study claims bacteria is present in rubber ducks. But what other unexpected risks are in your bathroom?

Richard Bacon: 'My ADHD is who I am'

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:21
Former BBC Radio 5 live presenter Richard Bacon has been diagnosed with ADHD at 42.

Carers 'need mandatory LGBT training'

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:28
Discrimination against LGBT people is "alive and kicking" in the care sector, charities tell the Victoria Derbyshire programme.

Pupil overcomes needle fear to take part in meningitis vaccine trial

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:08
A student says she took part in a meningitis vaccine trial as she wanted to help people in the future.

Teenagers urged to take part in meningitis B vaccine trial

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 23:08
Researchers hope the study of 24,000 will cut infections in the young and the wider community.

NHS: PM to look at 'multi-year' funding plan for health service

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 21:27
The PM says she wants to move away from annual cash "top-ups" to allow health service to plan for future.

Fish tank fumes land 10 in hospital

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 17:03
The "potentially toxic" fumes were released by coral being cleared from a domestic aquarium.

Magician Dynamo opens up about Crohn's struggle

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 15:58
Images posted to social media by the magician have prompted others to share their stories of Crohn's disease.

Seizures of psychoactive drugs double in Scotland

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 13:10
More than two million tablets, including Valium, were found by Police Scotland last year.

Ian Paterson: Disgraced surgeon's patients at 'heart' of inquiry

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 10:00
More than 150 patients have contributed to the inquiry into Ian Paterson's botched operations.

Pubs in danger: Six charts on how the British drink

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 00:56
Across Great Britain, adults are drinking less often. So how are tastes changing and why are they cutting back?

Hospitals 'failing' on genetic bowel cancer test

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 00:46
A charity says that more than 80% are failing to test for the genetic condition Lynch syndrome.

Buying Viagra: What you should know

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 00:38
Men can now buy impotence pills without a prescription at some UK pharmacies. What are the risks?

The teen 'downloading music into his head'

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 00:08
Michael Fuller is autistic and could play Mozart by ear aged 11. Now he's a classical composer.

Southern Health fined £2m over deaths of two patients

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 18:43
Southern Health admitted failings over the deaths of Teresa Colvin and Connor Sparrowhawk.

Hospital backlog: The boy who waited 47 weeks for spine surgery

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 01:27
Keilan's operation was scheduled when NHS winter pressures were at their highest, and beds were scarce.

Newport's pro-breastfeeding scheme 'should be Wales-wide'

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 05:41
Midwives want a scheme in one city aimed at making mothers feel comfortable expanded nationwide.

NHS: Over 3,000 more midwifery training places offered

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 01:08
Midwife representatives welcome the move but say more training places "is only half of the problem".

The man who has to crawl through his front door

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 00:43
Since Richard’s leg was amputated, his two-storey house has become very difficult to get around.

We learn nothing about nutrition, claim medical students

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 00:09
A leading GP estimated that up to 80% of his patients had conditions linked to lifestyle and diet.