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BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Are we living in a 'nanny state'?

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:37:54 GMT

Is there a backlash brewing against planned government crackdowns on sugary drinks and fatty foods?


Cwm Taf baby deaths: 'My baby is buried 4,000 miles away'

Sun, 14 Oct 2018 23:15:55 GMT

Chioma Udeogu's daughter Favour was stillborn after failings on a Welsh maternity ward.


Billy Monger: 'Why I don't want to compete in disabled sport'

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 00:08:03 GMT

Billy Monger, 19, had a crash 18 months ago which resulted in both his legs being amputated.


'Obesity discrimination damaged my career'

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:36:55 GMT

Kathryn Szrodecki says obese people are passed over for promotion and paid less due to their weight.


The teen battling cancer and 'living every day as it comes'

Sun, 14 Oct 2018 00:41:22 GMT

Billy White, 16, has cancer for the third time, but he's not letting it get him down.


C-section births surge to 'alarming' rates worldwide - study

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 19:15:58 GMT

A doubling in worldwide cases of the birth procedure in 15 years is "unjustified", a study says.


Why Doctor Who’s dyspraxic assistant is my real hero

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 16:10:45 GMT

Jodie Whittaker may be grabbing the headlines - but her new dyspraxic assistant is equally empowering.


Making Australia care about 'silent epidemic'

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:05:30 GMT

Syl Freedman's petition for an endometriosis drug went viral - then she helped to change policy.


Anorexic girl's porridge passion 'saved her life'

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 02:18:36 GMT

The hearty breakfast staple became Madeleine Harris's favourite food during her recovery from anorexia.


Dance lessons for the lonely - on the NHS

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:09:17 GMT

GPs in England are to prescribe "social" activities, such as dance and cookery lessons, to tackle loneliness.


Standing-desk workers 'less tired, more engaged'

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 03:25:16 GMT

Employees who use desks that allow them to sit or stand are healthier and happier, research suggests.


Turnbull: For heaven's sake, get tested

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 09:37:24 GMT

Former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull gives an update on his cancer treatment.


Tai chi v Zumba: Do you have to work up a sweat to get fit?

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 12:09:16 GMT

Can we get the benefits of exercise without too much huffing and puffing, with an activity like tai chi?


A day in the life of a 10-year-old patient at Alder Hey

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 23:09:48 GMT

She has cystic fibrosis and shared a day in her life to show what it's like for her.


How can you get enough iron from your diet?

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 23:19:43 GMT

How can you ensure you're getting the iron you need from your food, without eating too much red meat?


Princess Eugenie's dress showed off her scoliosis scar

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 20:15:27 GMT

14-year-old Georgie says Princess Eugenie’s decision to wear a wedding dress that showed off her scoliosis scar was “an inspirational thing to do.”


New checks to crack down on free prescription fraud

Sun, 14 Oct 2018 09:31:45 GMT

Checking eligibility before drugs are issued could halve false claims in England, the government says.


Cruise ship rescue: How to survive for 10 hours in the water

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:35:54 GMT

Warm water, a calm head and being a woman can all work in your favour.


Princess Eugenie: 'I wanted my wedding dress to show my scar'

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:36:10 GMT

Princess Eugenie had major surgery on her back as a child.


Doctors can prescribe medical cannabis from November in UK

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:43:45 GMT

The move follows an outcry over two young epilepsy sufferers being denied access to cannabis oil.


Same-sex mice have babies

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:00:08 GMT

Scientists break the rules of reproduction, so what does it mean for the future of sex?


Children 'should be weighed up to age 18', report says

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:23:45 GMT

A report by child health experts warns England is falling behind other countries unless policies change.


'The head injury that made me commit a crime'

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:26:03 GMT

A head injury left Byron Schofield physically and mentally scarred - and set him on the path to prison.


The NHS in numbers: What the service does in one day

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 02:29:56 GMT

From births to A&E admissions, new figures reveal the work of the NHS across a single day.


Reality Check: Is Scottish A&E outperforming England?

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 10:32:36 GMT

Is it true that Scottish A&E departments have outperformed English ones for three and a half years?


Terminal breast cancer patients 'abandoned' in nurse shortage

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 23:00:53 GMT

Thousands of incurable cancer patients are "being denied a dedicated specialist nurse".


'Flexitarian' diets key to feeding people in a warming world

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 23:39:20 GMT

Eating more plant-based foods, ending waste and improving farming are vital for the future, say scientists


What works for treating children's colds?

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 23:41:55 GMT

They get twice as many colds as adults but there's no magic cure - or is there?


Age boys start puberty 'linked to mothers'

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:36:33 GMT

The age at which boys begin puberty is linked to when their mothers started having periods, a study suggests.


From cuddles to counting - PTSD coping strategies shared

Sat, 06 Oct 2018 00:30:45 GMT

A single post on Reddit about one woman's PTSD has prompted an influx of similar stories and advice.


World Mental Health Day: What is mindfulness?

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 18:13:08 GMT

On World Mental Health Day, experts explain how mindfulness can help you make the most of each moment.


Why my bones are crumbling at 27

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:55:40 GMT

Lizzie Porter was anorexic throughout her teens, and the years of starvation have left a permanent imprint.


Festival organised in honour of disabled teenager

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 03:18:27 GMT

Unable to attend mainstream festivals, a 16-year-old girl has one organised in her honour.


Check NHS cancer, A&E, ops and mental health targets in your area

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:05:07 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.


NHS waste scandal firm has been 'vilified', boss says

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:34:25 GMT

It comes after Healthcare Environmental Services was stripped of NHS waste handling contracts.