BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
Mental health trusts restrain patients 'every 10 minutes'
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:19:59 GMT
More patients and staff are being injured during incidents of restraint, according to new figures.
Why is it so difficult to discover new antibiotics?
Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:18:28 GMT
Over-reliance on and misuse of antibiotics has raised fears of a future without effective medicines.
Why an 'epidemic' of loneliness affects health
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:30:36 GMT
A former US surgeon general warns there is a growing "epidemic" of loneliness threatening our health.
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:18:05 GMT
A tale of abuse against ambulance workers prompts tales of gratitude and "heart-warming" encounters.
Autism concern over home schooling rise in Wales
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:25:27 GMT
Many autistic children are struggling to cope in schools and are being removed, a charity warns.
Simon Dobbin: BBC's DIY SOS to transform home of football attack victim
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:32:04 GMT
Simon Dobbin was left with severe brain damage in an attack after a football match.
Tia has epidermolysis bullosa - known as 'butterfly skin'
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:23:24 GMT
Four-year-old Tia is hoping for pioneering treatment for her fragile skin condition.
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 06:45:51 GMT
As mental health problems increase, could virtual-reality programmes help with the demand for treatment?
Commuters urged to help stop suicides through small talk
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:14:20 GMT
The "Small Talk Saves Lives" campaign aims to prevent suicides on the UK's rail network.
Madagascar's 'worst plague outbreak' in 50 years
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:07:11 GMT
The island is one of the global hotspots most prone to the deadly disease.
'Tubby and terrified
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 02:38:42 GMT
Girls are half as likely as boys to be physically active - and lack of confidence is to blame.
Indulgent grandparents 'bad for children's health'
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:10:55 GMT
Regular "treating" and over-feeding is a common issue, according to a review of parents' opinions.
Hormone pregnancy test 'no link to harm'
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:34:20 GMT
The use of a controversial hormonal pregnancy test between the 1950s and 1970s did not damage unborn children, a scientific review has found.
Share of European Union staff leaving NHS rises following Brexit
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:01:25 GMT
Experts say job security and a fall in the value of the pound are behind the trend.
Young people out of love with their own bodies, says report
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:32:33 GMT
Body dissatisfaction can start in children as young as six, warns the Youth Select Committee.
Social care: MPs seek cross-party group to 'sustain' NHS
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:04:18 GMT
Ninety MPs write to the PM, saying patients are being "failed" by strained NHS social care services.
Dying mother's bid to raise funds to keep her children out of care
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:02:17 GMT
Sam Kyme has motor neurone disease and wants her two sons to live with her sister in Australia.
Children join people with dementia in interactive light game
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:23:00 GMT
The game sees images projected on to a table that residents and children can interact with.
'Breakthrough' breast cancer drugs get NHS approval
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:47:13 GMT
Two new treatments can slow cancer down and delay the need for chemotherapy, research shows.
First gene-editing in human body attempt
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:40:14 GMT
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.
Check the key targets in your area
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:48:00 GMT
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.
'Therapist reignited sex abuse trauma'
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 01:49:46 GMT
The ineffective regulation of those practising talking therapies 'leaves patients at risk of harm'.
Mother's fury at 'lack of support' for daughter
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:13:47 GMT
The mother of a teenager who took her own life said her daughter was let down by the system.
Drivers 'should have compulsory eye tests'
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:05:29 GMT
One in three optometrists say they know of patients who drive with vision below the legal standard.
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:41:49 GMT
One of acid attacker Arthur Collins's victims recalls agony and pandemonium on her birthday night out.
Dog owners lowers early death risk, study finds
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:02:51 GMT
Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.
Are grandparents spoiling kids?
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:08:53 GMT
A study says grandparents tend to give high-sugar snacks as treats - so we tracked some down.
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 01:00:13 GMT
"Postnatal confinement" is said to be widespread among the UK's Chinese community.
Boots 'breaking' morning-after pill promise, say Labour MPs
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:27:35 GMT
MPs urge the pharmacy to complete its roll-out of cheaper contraception across all of its stores.
What's the new craze of forest bathing?
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:49:09 GMT
One army veteran suffering from PTSD says Forest Bathing is helping him sleep.
Thousands run in Delhi 'smogathon'
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:20:19 GMT
Air pollution levels were eight times the safe level and doctors wanted the half marathon postponed.
Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy
Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:53:45 GMT
Trials suggest the trillions of micro-organisms living in us alter immunotherapy's effectiveness.
Why Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:06:32 GMT
Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month to help tackle his depression.
'I spent savings rather than wait'
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:03:52 GMT
Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.
Giving birth on due date 'less risky' for older mums
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:34:34 GMT
Stillbirth risk is higher if older pregnant women are left to go over their due date, a study suggests.
FDA approves 'trackable' pill
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:10:00 GMT
The schizophrenia tablets have an embedded sensor that tells doctors whether the patient has taken them.
Daytime wounds 'heal more quickly'
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 03:46:30 GMT
An average 11-day difference in recovery rates for burns may be explained by the body clock, a study says.
Main motivation for steroid use 'to enhance image'
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:02:35 GMT
More than 680 people who use image and performance-enhancing drugs took part in the survey.
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:58:21 GMT
When Jennifer Brea got ME she began to interview fellow patients all over the world - from her bed.
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:10:01 GMT
Why would anyone donate their eggs to help a stranger have a child? A donor gives her reasons.
Depression link between fathers and teenage children, says study
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:46:24 GMT
Men who don't seek help for depression could have an impact on their children, a study suggests.
Emotional toll of diabetes 'needs more recognition'
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:00:03 GMT
Living with diabetes can lead to significant emotional problems, a survey finds.
Supreme Court backs Scottish minimum alcohol pricing
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:11:01 GMT
Scotland is set to be the first country in the world to establish a minimum price per unit of alcohol.
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