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.