BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
So terrified of eating I stopped growing at 11
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:35:40 GMT
Allergies made a young dancer afraid of food and she was the size of a six-year-old at the age of 11.
Check the key targets in your area
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:41:58 GMT
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.
What are opioids and what are the risks?
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:50:16 GMT
Donald Trump has announced plans to tackle the opioid crisis. What are they and why are they a problem?
I had a transplant after my hairstyle made me go bald
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:39:11 GMT
MC Paigey Cakey says she feels "empowered" after having a hair transplant because she had traction alopecia.
'I was suicidal and the NHS didnít know what to do'
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:07:22 GMT
At the age of 17 Sherry Denness tried to kill herself nine times in 10 days, and only then got the help she needed.
NHS pay: Unions agree deal for 1.3 million staff
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:27:20 GMT
Unions back a deal that gives NHS staff a minimum pay rise of more than 6% over three years.
Patient and medics tackle Sahara race for Air Ambulance
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:28:26 GMT
Medics and a former patient take on a gruelling Sahara race to raise funds for London Air Ambulance.
Robotic dog in Dorset care home helps elderly residents
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:32:36 GMT
Biscuit the robotic dog responds to touch and speech to help people with dementia.
Skiing helps me take on the outside world
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:47:48 GMT
George and his mum Gina explain how skiing helps him cope with his autism.
Deaf access to NHS progress 'too slow', charity warns
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:43:26 GMT
People in Wales who are deaf or have hearing loss are not getting accessible information from their GP.
Essex hospital exits special measures
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:08:25 GMT
However, inspectors conclude it still "requires improvement" in some areas.
'My 3,000 calorie-a-day addiction to energy drinks rules my life'
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:21:16 GMT
Emma Forrest gets up five times a night to satisfy her cravings and stockpiles cans of the drinks.
Men with low sperm counts at increased risk of illness, study suggests
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:59:44 GMT
A study finds men with low sperm counts are more likely to have health issues that put them at risk.
Teenagers with HIV: 'Just a little illness'
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:09:14 GMT
Missed sleepovers, exam issues, secrets from siblings - the challenges of growing up with HIV.
Children drawing more women in science
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:52:50 GMT
A US study shows that more children draw women scientists than they did in the 1960s and 1970s.
How I saw Stephen Hawking's death as a disabled person
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:05:38 GMT
Why one disabled BBC journalist has found the reporting of Stephen Hawking's death troubling.
Cannabis oil: Meet the woman taking it for breast cancer recovery
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:54:53 GMT
Nikki Bednall says she takes cannabis oil through "desperation not recreation" after her breast cancer.
Under-doctored areas to get new medical schools
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:03:20 GMT
New courses are in under-doctored areas as ministers set out plans to expand student places by 25%.
Llandough Hospital: Barry woman's 'let my daughter home' plea
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:48:01 GMT
Laura Clode has been at a mental health unit at Llandough Hospital since last June.
More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:24:12 GMT
A study finds chemicals in lavender and tea tree oil appear to be hormone disruptors.
Water bacteria probe extended to Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:51:44 GMT
Four patients at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow are now being treated for infections.
'Game changer' treatment for Multiple Sclerosis patients
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:48:42 GMT
Louise Willetts says she is completely well following treatment that was originally used on cancer patients.
Bad blood: The rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:59:58 GMT
How a woman came up with an idea that could have revolutionised blood testing - if it had worked.
Baby left at Jersey hospital with 'cord attached'
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:08:37 GMT
Police have said they are "extremely concerned" about the baby's mother's welfare.
Many back pain patients 'getting wrong care'
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:18:49 GMT
Experts are asking the medical profession to stop offering ineffective and potentially harmful treatments.
'I spent savings rather than wait'
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:03:52 GMT
Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.
Things people with chronic illness are sick of hearing
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:15:25 GMT
Rose and Alex have set up a project encouraging people to write and draw about their chronic illness. The best friends have drawn up a list of things they're sick of hearing.
Chantelle Millward on Orkambi drug for cystic fibrosis patients
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:17:22 GMT
MPs are debating a petition calling for all people with cystic fibrosis to be given the life-changing, but very expensive, drug.
Class A drugs 'brought in for patients' at Essex mental health trust
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:06:10 GMT
The BBC uncovers allegations that staff at an Essex mental health trust supplied vulnerable patients.
Surgeon David Nott: Hack led to Syria air strike
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:25:51 GMT
David Nott had helped Syrian surgeons via the internet - weeks later, their hospital was destroyed.
Call for Alfie Dingley to be allowed medicinal cannabis
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:55:41 GMT
A mother shows the bruises from her "aggressive and angry" six-year-old son in the campaign for a special licence to use medicinal cannabis to treat his epilepsy.
Crossing the border for a sugar fix
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:51:43 GMT
Norway has led the way in introducing a sugar tax - but not everybody in the country is a fan.
Carpool karaoke mums' Down's syndrome video goes viral
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 19:51:05 GMT
Rebecca Carless says the response to the video has been "mad" and they want everyone to see it.
Macular degeneration: 'I've been given my sight back'
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:00:03 GMT
Two patients have had pioneering stem cell therapy to restore their vision.
Alfie Dingley's medical cannabis petition handed to government
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 21:52:35 GMT
Alfie Dingley is six - his family want him to be able to use medical cannabis to manage his epilepsy.
IVF egg donor use rises sharply, HFEA figures show
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:35:45 GMT
Experts say it may be down to a greater awareness of egg donation and more donors coming forward.
Why are some flu outbreaks so much worse than others?
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:30:36 GMT
Flu comes along every year - but just how bad it will be is hard to predict.