BBC News - Health
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.
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.
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.
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 04:08:04 GMT
How are the families we've been following for two years facing the future?
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.
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".
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.