BBC Health News

Subscribe to BBC Health News feed BBC Health News
BBC News - Health
Updated: 4 hours 13 min ago

Kellogg's loses court case over sugary cereal supermarket offers

Mon, 07/04/2022 - 12:38
It means products like Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes will not be allowed in end of aisle promotions.

Thalidomide survivors in Scotland to get lifelong support

Mon, 07/04/2022 - 11:25
There are 50 known survivors of the banned pregnancy drug in Scotland, most now in their 60s.

Sunbeds: Young use Wales tanning salons without ID checks

Mon, 07/04/2022 - 10:22
Tanning salons shown not making ID checks for under-18s despite cancer concerns for young people.

Breast cancer drug trial: Woman given months to live told she is cancer free

Mon, 07/04/2022 - 08:56
Jasmin David says she feels "reborn" after taking part in a clinical trial at The Christie Hospital.

Spinal muscular atrophy: Baby heel prick test 'could be life-changing'

Mon, 07/04/2022 - 07:01
An Irish mother wants babies tested at birth so those with a rare condition are treated quickly.

I gave up waiting for my NHS op and went private

Mon, 07/04/2022 - 06:56
Sue Stenton used savings to pay for hip surgery after being told it would take years on the NHS.

Terrence Higgins: A name that gave hope to those with HIV and Aids

Mon, 07/04/2022 - 06:01
Higgins' friends talk about the man whose death was the catalyst for change for people with HIV.

Covid: UK hospital cases set to rise, says health chief

Sun, 07/03/2022 - 18:05
Dame Jenny Harries says Britons should lead "normal lives" but take precautions as infections go up.

Inside a US abortion clinic in its final days

Sun, 07/03/2022 - 00:02
The BBC spent time with staff before they had to stop work and turn patients away.

'He shouldn't have to be this brave at six years old'

Sat, 07/02/2022 - 10:35
Mason McKenzie has been having gruelling treatment since he was diagnosed with leukaemia.

Special Covid leave scrapped for NHS England staff

Sat, 07/02/2022 - 01:23
The Royal College of Nursing said the decision shows "how little" the government valued NHS staff.

Dame Deborah James death prompts more bowel-cancer checks

Sat, 07/02/2022 - 00:33
The NHS website has had thousands more visits this week after the campaigner's death.

Roe v Wade: Women travelling for abortions will be protected - Biden

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 23:02
The US president warns some US states will attempt to arrest women crossing state lines for access.

Covid infections jump by half a million in UK, says ONS

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 13:09
The rise is being driven by two new subvariants of Omicron which are spreading quickly.

Kaylea Titford: Parents deny allowing death of obese daughter

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 12:07
Alan Titford and Sarah Jane Lloyd-Jones are accused of the manslaughter of their daughter Kaylea.

BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron: How worried should we be?

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 09:57
Surges of Covid are happening again around the world, driven by some new subvariants of Omicron.

Zika and dengue may make humans more attractive to mosquitoes

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 01:01
Zika and dengue fever viruses alter the scent of humans and mice they infect, researchers say.

Help 999 teams find missing heart defibrillators

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 00:59
About 70,000 of the life-saving devices are in UK community locations unknown by the emergency services.

'I never thought it would be something that I would get'

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 13:09
Dan shares his experience of contracting monkeypox at the start of June.

Pride: Stay at home if you have monkeypox symptoms

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 13:01
People should look out for unusual rashes, fevers and swollen glands, London's public-health director says.