BBC Health News Feed

Subscribe to BBC Health News Feed feed BBC Health News Feed
BBC News - Health
Updated: 1 hour 29 min ago

Metal fillings 'leak mercury after scan'

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 00:51
A new powerful type of MRI scan releases the toxin from silver-coloured amalgam fillings, a study finds.

'Tax and regulate more to improve health'

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 00:45
There is no need to fear the "nanny state" tag, experts say, as polling shows support for tough action.

Women's health: 'Men are woefully ignorant'

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 19:45
Women who suffer from reproductive issues such as endometriosis and severe period pain talk about their debilitating effects.

'Husband with dementia drew short straw'

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 17:02
A wife describes losing a husband to dementia and worrying about how to pay for his care.

Staying safe and cool in UK heatwave conditions

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 16:53
As the UK gets set for several days of hot, dry weather, some cool tips have been shared on social media.

Vitamin D supplements plea from mother after baby death

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 15:16
Beverley Thahane's son Noah died after developing rickets.

Papua New Guinea polio outbreak declared

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 13:49
The virus was detected in a six-year-old boy in April and confirmed in two healthy children last week.

Young women 'not having enjoyable sex'

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 09:34
Sexual satisfaction appears to increase with age, according to a reproductive health poll.

Becoming the first black nursing director in London

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 00:42
Professor Nola Ishmael OBE, joined the NHS in 1963 and rose up the ranks to become the first black Director of Nursing in London.

Why petroleum jelly may not be the best thing to heal cuts

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 00:30
Scientists think it might actually be a bad idea to apply the ointment immediately to wounds.

NHS no longer the envy of the world, says independent report

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 22:43
The UK system is criticised for being "below average" on preventing deaths from heart attacks, strokes and cancer.

University suicides: 'I tried to take my own life'

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 17:55
Chris Coombs describes how depression led him to attempt suicide in his first year at university.

'I've been left devastated by Lyme disease'

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 15:23
Former model Jessica Bennett says her life has been devastated by Lyme disease.

Cancer patients face 'absurd' travel insurance costs

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 14:33
Patients are struggling to find affordable travel insurance, long after any key treatment is finished.

An insole with GPS tracking for dementia patients

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 14:04
The NHS in Dorset is trialling a 'smart insole' that can help to keep dementia patients safe.

MP Carol Monaghan leads campaign for new ME treatment

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 11:31
Patients, carers and MPs say exercise therapy prescribed for chronic fatigue syndrome can be harmful to patients.

University student suicide rates revealed

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 10:49
The Office for National Statistics publishes higher education suicide rates for the first time.

Terminally ill woman makes memory boxes for her children

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 00:26
Angela Rose, who has terminal cancer says the boxes will be 'part of me to give to them when I die'.

Will new obesity measures make your life easier?

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 14:42
New rules aiming to tackle child obesity have been broadly welcomed - with some reservations.

NHS use of 'unsafe' syringes to be examined

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 14:30
It follows claims the devices, used to give powerful painkillers, could have caused widespread deaths.