BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
Premature baby's cuddle 'saved twin brother's life'
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:56:43 GMT
The mother of premature twins says one's condition improved when his brother was put in his incubator.
Teen Instagrammers open up on mental health chat
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:41:45 GMT
Harry and Samuel post videos with advice and tips for sufferers in the hope others will open up.
Patient died after 'transplant surgeon error'
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:55:50 GMT
A surgeon spilt stomach contents on organs which were transplanted into three patients.
Emma Brown: My daughter's anorexia was a 'descent into hell'
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 02:23:27 GMT
Simon Brown lost his eldest child to the eating disorder - now he works with those who handled her care.
Why being kind could help you live longer
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 22:24:24 GMT
A new institute has been set up to study kindness - as an antidote to an increasingly polarised world.
A&E units continue to struggle on waiting times
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:36:24 GMT
In October, Welsh A&Es met the "four-hour wait" target for 75.3% of patients - the target is 95%.
'Half of women will be carers by the age of 46'
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 01:10:28 GMT
Women can expect to take on caring responsibilities more than a decade earlier than men, says study.
General election 2019: NHS policy check - what to look out for in party manifestos
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 00:01:59 GMT
If you care about what the parties are promising on the NHS, here are some key issues to watch for.
Polio in Nigeria: 'I opposed vaccinations until my son caught polio'
Wed, 13 Nov 2019 01:51:33 GMT
A Nigerian father who used to chase health workers away from his home has a change of heart.
Johnson & Johnson loses vaginal mesh class action
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:32:42 GMT
In one of Australia's biggest class actions, a court ruled the firm failed to warn women of the risks.
Sepsis digital alert 'led to faster treatment with antibiotics'
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:06:51 GMT
The system sends a pop-up warning to nurses when they enter patient readings into health records.
Britain's 'unprecedented' drug shortage
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 02:03:50 GMT
File on 4 looks at the impact Britain's medicine shortage crisis is having on patients.
Black henna: Kent children 'blistered and scarred' after Egypt trip
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 14:11:12 GMT
Twins from Margate could be left permanently scarred after getting black henna tattoos in Egypt.
More families come forward in Shropshire maternity inquiry
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:54:12 GMT
Campaigners say 25 new cases have emerged since the leak of a report into maternity care in Shropshire.
Leeds woman reveals 'trauma' of mental health detention
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:38:21 GMT
Megan Alikhanizadeh has been chased, tackled and held down by the police after escaping from hospital.
General election 2019: Is the NHS the best health service possible?
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:08:08 GMT
The major parties in England have pledged billions more for the NHS over the next five years.
UK workers 'pull sickies to avoid going to work'
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:36:46 GMT
A BBC survey about morals in the UK finds 40% of adults would call in sick if they needed a day off.
Why more people are talking about the issue of social care
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 02:19:57 GMT
Social care pledges will be under intense scrutiny during the election, but why is it so important?
Old age: Why 70 may be the new 65
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:01:17 GMT
Experts say health and life expectancy gains mean it is time to rethink how we measure and define being elderly.
Millions 'missing out' on NHS dentistry
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 00:53:54 GMT
Patients are being turned away, stuck on waiting lists and put off by cost, BBC analysis suggests.
'Flu nearly killed me last winter'
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:58:38 GMT
Adam Blackman says he "learned the hard way" why it is so important to be vaccinated against flu.
Sir Chris Hoy and his wife reveal tiny nappies for premature babies
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 16:19:00 GMT
Sir Chris and Lady Sarra Hoy's son, Callum, was born 11 weeks early, in 2014.
'Uncoordinated' codeine use caused Ipswich woman's death
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 22:27:32 GMT
An inquest hears the woman was able to get online prescriptions without her GP's knowledge.
Treating acne: What ingredients could help your skin?
Sat, 09 Nov 2019 00:20:07 GMT
The UK is spending millions on skincare products promising to improve acne - we spoke to the experts about what works and what doesn’t.