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BBC News - Health

Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:31:51 GMT

The payout - to a woman who developed ovarian cancer - is the largest award so far against the firm.

Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:41:54 GMT

Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.

Newcastle health boss Sir Leonard Fenwick sacked

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:52:20 GMT

Longest serving NHS chief executive Sir Leonard Fenwick called it "an orchestrated witch hunt".

'Healthy people get lung cancer too'

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:03:20 GMT

Vicky Veness shared a photo of herself looking healthy that was taken just hours before she was diagnosed.

Contraceptive app

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:29:00 GMT

Elina Berglund Scherwitzl has created an app that offers women a "natural alternative" to the pill

NHS call for equality over private hospitals' tax break

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:06:06 GMT

NHS Trusts demand the same 80% rebate granted to those private hospitals that register as charities.

'Raise your voices'

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:05:02 GMT

A blog on birth trauma is prompting women to share their own difficult experiences.

Mum leaves random notes in York for new mothers

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:45:58 GMT

The letters offer mums a chance to take a second for themselves.

Matt Dawson's life changed by a tick bite

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:45:45 GMT

A bacterial infection spread through the former England rugby player's body after he was bitten.

Do moisturisers work?

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 11:08:56 GMT

The actress says moisturisers probably don't work - but what do the experts say?

Masks for smear test patients in Thailand

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:08:05 GMT

A health clinic in Thailand is handing out masks to encourage more women to attend their cervical smear tests.

HIV home-testing kits warning

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:40:45 GMT

The medicines regulator seizes 114 potentially unreliable home-testing kits.

Language tests

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:37:50 GMT

Potential foreign nursing recruits to the NHS say the current language test is too difficult.

Stephen Hawking: 'I wouldn't be here without the NHS'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:29:04 GMT

The scientist backed the NHS in a speech that was critical of government policy and Jeremy Hunt.

Hard enough already

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:06:44 GMT

Flying with a wheelchair is hard enough - it's even harder when it's broken in transit.

Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:17:29 GMT

Four years after children in a study took the oral treatment, 70% had no allergic reaction to peanuts.

Inquiry call against health board over killer Kris Wade

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:58:46 GMT

Health officials did not follow procedures over sex assault complaints against a worker who later killed his neighbour.

Transgender puberty

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 04:08:04 GMT

How are the families we've been following for two years facing the future?

Cracking down

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:47:00 GMT

As hospital admissions for allergies rise, what should people reasonably do to protect sufferers?

Struggling after giving birth? You're not alone

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 04:23:30 GMT

These mums had traumatic births, and they want more to see more honesty about the toll it can take.

Another U-turn?

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:22:39 GMT

The ex-prime minister, who has spoken about his battle to give up nicotine, is snapped with a cigarette at a festival.

How to get up mountains in a wheelchair

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:43:07 GMT

Michelle, who has multiple sclerosis, is going on a trek in the Lake District for the first time in more than 10 years.

Ashbrooke Care Home closed over 'serious risk to life'

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:28:55 GMT

Ashbrooke Care Home is closed after an urgent inspection found failings that posed "serious risk to life".

'Unnecessary pain'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:31:57 GMT

A Chilean woman campaigning for a change to Chile's total ban on abortions tells her story.

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:06:27 GMT

Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.

How to stop female doctors from dropping out in Pakistan

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:53:32 GMT

Many female doctors in Pakistan drop out when they start a family. There's a new scheme to help them continue in practice by doing online video clinics on their laptops.

Green man road crossings 'too fast'

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:47:07 GMT

Guidance calls for councils in England to make it easier for elderly and disabled people to cross the road.

'Safer' Down's syndrome test to be introduced in Wales

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:56:23 GMT

The new test - which has a reduced risk of miscarriage - will be offered from next year.

Dad gets tattoo of brain shunt after daughter's surgery

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:14:51 GMT

Briar Hickenbottom-Marriott says she doesn't feel lonely any more after her dad's show of support.

Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:14:05 GMT

A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.

Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:42:12 GMT

People have higher life satisfaction if they feel emotions they desire - even if they are unpleasant.

Vaginal seeding after Caesarean 'risky', warn doctors

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:04:49 GMT

Swabs of vaginal bacteria, which some say helps the immune system, may be doing more harm than good.