BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
People don't become 'adults' until their 30s, say scientists
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:24:50 GMT
Experts say people aged 18 are still going through changes in the brain that can affect behaviour.
Potent cannabis increases risk of serious mental illness, says study
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 01:50:45 GMT
People who use potent cannabis increase their risk of serious mental illness, according to researchers.
IVF ethics pioneer Mary Warnock dies
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:53:13 GMT
The philosopher Baroness Mary Warnock has died at the age of 94.
'Baby Grady' gives hope to infertile boys with cancer
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:52:06 GMT
A new approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment - thanks to a baby monkey.
Blood donation: 'For two weeks she lived life to the full'
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 11:07:03 GMT
Marilyn's daughter Alice needed 144 blood transfusions for leukaemia treatment.
San Francisco moves to ban e-cigarettes until health effects known
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:37:09 GMT
The law would halt sales until vaping's health effects are fully evaluated by US regulators.
'I was diagnosed with cancer at seven months pregnant'
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 03:06:49 GMT
It felt like Sarah Hanan's life had "come to a screeching halt", but it was only the start of her journey.
Medicinal cannabis: 'Patients still in limbo'
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:01:22 GMT
It could take years for patients to get medicinal cannabis on the NHS, a parliamentary committee has heard.
Gestational diabetes: Women left at risk, say researchers
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:03:50 GMT
Left untreated, gestational diabetes can increase the risk of a stillbirth and other complications.
Egg freezing: Behind the scenes of a fertility clinic
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 02:19:52 GMT
With more and more women considering it, what exactly does egg freezing involve?
Assisted dying: Doctors' group adopts neutral position
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:12:22 GMT
The Royal College of Physicians votes to adopt a neutral position on helping terminally ill patients die.
Unprecedented drug shortage linked to Brexit, NHS bosses say
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:19:28 GMT
Hospitals in England are experiencing a "spike" in medicine shortages, an NHS leader tells BBC Newsnight.
How long are you going to live?
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:10:45 GMT
See how people react when you tell them how long they're going to live.
My one-in-a-million daughter is a 'human timebomb'
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:43:31 GMT
Anya suffers from a one-in-a-million condition that is like having seven serious diseases all at once.
Cancer doctor shortage 'puts care at risk'
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 02:07:17 GMT
Despite patients urgently needing treatment, 7.5% of key posts are vacant, a study of NHS staffing finds.
Instagram eating disorder content 'out of control'
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:00:48 GMT
Psychiatrists raise concerns as the BBC finds children are swapping extreme images of weight loss.
Woman in China nearly dies after injecting herself with fruit juice
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:30:11 GMT
The woman in China suffered liver, kidney, heart and lung damage and spent days in intensive care.
Parkinson's smell test explained by science
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:11:54 GMT
A woman who can smell Parkinson's disease helps scientists discover what causes the musky odour.
Childcare offered for free to smear-test mums
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:53:42 GMT
Dozens of providers are offering an hour of free care so mothers can attend cervical screening appointments.
Testosterone rules for female athletes 'unscientific'
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 03:20:44 GMT
There is a lack of evidence for the cut-off point adopted by athletics chiefs, a BMJ editorial says.
Why was I accused of inventing my daughter's illness?
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 12:14:35 GMT
Why was I accused of inventing my daughter's illness?
What do the people of the world die from?
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 00:14:52 GMT
It will happen to all of us, but how and when we die speaks volumes about who we are and where we live.
Smear test top tips: How to make cervical screening more comfortable
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:09:11 GMT
The smear test, or cervical screening, can make some women nervous. Here's how to make it stress free.
'I thought my twins just had a cold'
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 03:10:22 GMT
When Stephanie Elderton's twin boys caught a cold, she never imagined that one of them would end up in intensive care.
'No consent' for teeth removal op on woman who later died
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:01:38 GMT
Rachel Johnston, who had learning difficulties, died weeks after all her teeth were removed.
NHS 'no chance of training enough staff'
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 02:50:07 GMT
Experts are warning nurses and GP shortages will worsen in England, unless radical action is taken.
'My anorexia really loved Instagram'
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:02:33 GMT
One woman who has overcome anorexia says Instagram didn't cause her eating disorder, but it made it worse.
Cervical screening: DIY smear test could be 'game-changer'
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:59:16 GMT
Women who miss cervical screening appointments will be given home-testing kits in a pilot scheme.
Racing driver Robert Kubica returns to Formula 1 after serious accident
Sat, 16 Mar 2019 00:16:13 GMT
Polish racing driver Robert Kubica is returning to Formula 1 after a serious accident in 2011 partially severed his arm.
The Londonderry barber shop offering men head space
Sat, 09 Mar 2019 08:46:36 GMT
Bareknuckle Barbershop in Londonderry is offering men the chance to open up about their mental health.
The good things about ADHD: 'It's my superpower'
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:25:58 GMT
ADHD can sometimes be portrayed quite negatively, so an ADHD parents' support group asked us to make a film looking at some of the good things about it.
Bradford schoolchildren act as mental health mentors
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 01:02:33 GMT
Children in Bradford are learning how to support each other with mental health.
Vulvodynia: 'Tampons and certain underwear are agony'
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:10:22 GMT
Georgia is using art to cope with the pain of vulvodynia, which causes chronic pain in the vulva.
The human cost of insulin in America
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 18:52:22 GMT
Diabetics in the US are rationing insulin - and dying. How did we get to this point and what's the fix?
Hancock criticised over DNA test 'over reaction'
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:39:02 GMT
England's health secretary said it had saved his life by revealing a "higher risk of prostate cancer".
Lizzie's Fund to find cancer cure raises thousands
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 11:04:16 GMT
Lizzie Bramall died in 2018 just nine months after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.
Can exercise reverse the ageing process?
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:33:47 GMT
It's not for everyone, but older athletes are pushing the limits of what the body can do as it ages.
Communication at infection outbreak hospital 'not great'
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:58:41 GMT
MSPs are told of communication issues between infection control nurses and maintenance staff at an outbreak-hit Glasgow hospital.
Face blindness: 'I can't recognise my loved-ones'
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 00:23:44 GMT
Boo James has a condition called face blindness - now scientists are trying to find out more about it.
Weedkiller glyphosate a 'substantial' cancer factor
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:02:54 GMT
Jury to consider damages after one of the world's most widely-used weedkillers is blamed for cancer.
Majorca in drive to rein in boozy tourists
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:52:29 GMT
Tourist haunts that run drink promotions face fines in the resort city of Palma, as do rowdy visitors.
'How my life turned around with new treatment'
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:55:43 GMT
A pioneering hospital has abandoned the practice of restraining mental health patients, with dramatic results.
‘I got a new heart - now my brother needs one’
Mon, 04 Mar 2019 00:01:22 GMT
Children can wait twice as long as adults for heart transplants because of a shortage of donors.
Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:59:21 GMT
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations, A&E and mental health treatment.