BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Deadly Ebola outbreak 'not global threat'

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 18:10:22 GMT

But World Health Organization says it is an emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo and needs more funding.

What does personalised medicine mean for you?

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:34:02 GMT

Technology is making it possible to tailor treatments to ever smaller groups of patients.

‘I got lockjaw thanks to my mum’

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 04:01:36 GMT

Meredith's mother stopped her having vaccinations - so eventually she got some nasty illnesses.

End-of-life care not 'culturally competent'

Sat, 15 Jun 2019 01:02:16 GMT

A study hopes to boost the small number of black and Asian people using end-of-life care services.

Women not aware enough of breast cancer link to alcohol

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:45:39 GMT

Women know too little about alcohol's role in increasing breast cancer risk, a study suggests.

Prescription drugs sold illegally in Uganda

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:26:06 GMT

The BBC has uncovered evidence that prescription drugs have been taken out of circulation by health workers and sold on illegally.

Danniella Westbrook: Drug-free EastEnders star 'to train as therapist'

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:23:33 GMT

Danniella Westbrook says she is drug and alcohol-free for the first time in years.

Lyme disease has 'dominated' my life

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:07:23 GMT

Morven-May MacCallum speaks out as GPs are urged to be vigilant about the infection spread by ticks.

Pregnant and obese: The clinic trying to help

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 05:47:25 GMT

A new clinic in Edinburgh is providing specialist care for overweight women and their unborn babies.

Debunking vaccination myths for parents

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 07:32:18 GMT

One couple who are considering not vaccinating their child ask experts questions.

What are vaccines, how do they work and why are people sceptical?

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 04:00:15 GMT

Vaccines help save the lives of millions a year. This is how they came about - and why they matter.

Postpartum psychosis: 'I always feared I’d go mad, and when I had my son I did'

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 23:21:27 GMT

Jen Wight had a good job, was happily married and had just given birth to a baby boy. But then things started to go wrong.

The gay men breaking blood donation rules

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:12:32 GMT

The men believe who they have sex with should not prevent them from giving blood.

Vaccines: Low trust in vaccination 'a global crisis'

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 04:00:07 GMT

The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation reveals confidence is low in some regions.

Divorce likely to put weight on children, study finds

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:04:08 GMT

Study compared the weights of children whose parents had broken up with those whose parents had not.

BAME doctors more likely to be investigated than white ones

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:41:41 GMT

David Sellu tells his story as BBC figures suggest BAME doctors are proportionally more likely to be investigated than white doctors.

Mastectomy: 'I got rid of my boobs aged 27 to save my life'

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 03:14:07 GMT

Hayley had a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of hereditary breast cancer.

Trust me, I’m a disabled doctor

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 04:13:06 GMT

Limb loss, dyslexia and mental health difficulties - and that's just the medical staff.

Immunisation: Why we do it and how 'herd immunity' works

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 04:00:31 GMT

This is how vaccines work, why they’re important and what the phrase “herd immunity” actually means.

The 'brutal reality' for alcohol-damaged children

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:11:18 GMT

A new support service is launched to help families with children who were exposed to alcohol in the womb.

Contaminated blood: What caused the NHS scandal?

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:17:50 GMT

The infection of up to 30,000 people with contaminated blood is one of the biggest NHS scandals.

Hyponatraemia whistleblower and health service 'failed'

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:05:46 GMT

An inquiry came to the wrong conclusions over a whistleblower's hyponatraemia concerns, investigation finds.

Barnsley mum: Neonatal herpes nearly took my baby

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 01:02:58 GMT

Ashleigh White’s son Noah became seriously ill after being infected with neonatal herpes.

'Our life savings are spent on care that should be free'

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 02:04:47 GMT

Vulnerable patients are missing out on NHS funding for care they are legally entitled to, it's claimed.

Sickle cell disease: 'I told mates I was in a crash, but it was a stroke'

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:10:34 GMT

Daniel Nwosu, 22, has only just revealed to his mates the impact of living with sickle cell disease.

Theresa May calls for mental health to be priority

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:37:36 GMT

Tackling mental health problems needs 'urgent attention', says the prime minister.

Measles vaccine fears cost me my children

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:57:04 GMT

One Filipino mother's worst fears were realised when her unvaccinated children caught measles.

Listeria outbreak: More affected hospitals named

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:55:33 GMT

Eight hospitals have reported cases of listeria linked to sandwiches and salads eaten by patients.

Lives 'destroyed by NHS eating disorder failures'

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:30:44 GMT

As more than a million people struggle with illnesses such as anorexia, two reports say more must be done.