BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
Breech baby scan 'would save lives'
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 21:25:17 GMT
A scan at 36 weeks could help spot tricky breech deliveries, when a baby's bottom or feet will emerge first.
Swansea boy's 'neck pain' was rare throat cancer
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 11:53:54 GMT
Eight-year-old McKenzie John, from Swansea, is due to undergo proton beam therapy next month.
The Priory fined £300k over death of 14-year-old girl
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:22:41 GMT
Amy El-Keria hanged herself at a clinic run by the private healthcare company in 2012.
How we became part of a kidney swap chain
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 23:15:54 GMT
Mandy Murray's husband Graham gave his kidney to someone in Belfast so his wife got a transplant in return.
Is it really worth injecting vitamins?
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:34:24 GMT
There is a growing trend for intravenous "vitamin" drips - but what are the risks? And do they even work?
'My boyfriend's sperm, or a donor's?'
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:54:28 GMT
"Emma" says it is unfair that she faces a deadline to choose how to fertilise her frozen eggs.
People with learning disabilities 'trapped' in hospitals as target missed
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:46:25 GMT
More than 2,200 people with learning disabilities are still being treated in hospitals, figures show.
Technology to keep dementia patients out of hospital
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:09:42 GMT
Radar technology and tiny brain-monitors are just some of the devices being tested by a new research centre.
Measles cases quadruple globally in 2019, says UN
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:07:40 GMT
The World Health Organization says the latest figures paint "an alarming picture".
Artificial gravity tests could reduce muscle loss, say researchers
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:22:11 GMT
Spinning bedridden patients and astronauts on a centrifuge could maintain muscle strength, scientists say.
Umbilical cord art - would you do it?
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 12:13:09 GMT
Some mothers are making their baby's umbilical cord into artwork, but are getting mixed reactions.
'I helped test a wonder drug - then I was denied it'
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:59:39 GMT
When Louise Moorhouse took part in a drug trial she was able to eat normally for the first time in her life.
Aphantasia: Ex-Pixar chief Ed Catmull says 'my mind's eye is blind'
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 23:52:49 GMT
Ed Catmull has aphantasia, as do some of the world's best animators at Pixar.
'My son killed himself after circumcision'
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 23:38:58 GMT
Why did a young man kill himself two years after being circumcised?
Pembrokeshire GP job ad admits 'the hours stink'
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:34:49 GMT
A doctor in Pembrokeshire tweets a brutally honest job advert in a bid to relieve "tired" GPs.
Salon opens 'safe space' for breastfeeding mums in Dereham
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:46:46 GMT
The owner offers a place for mums to feed their babies as her sister felt "uncomfortable" doing it in public.
Mother of 14-year-old who killed herself at the Priory speaks out
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:26:38 GMT
Amy El-Keria was a patient at Ticehurst House Psychiatric Hospital, which has been fined £300,000 over her death.
A rasher of bacon a day 'ups cancer risk'
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:05:37 GMT
Eating even small amounts of red or processed meat increases the risk of bowel cancer, study finds.
How physical activity supports children with SEND
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 11:29:31 GMT
Research shows that being active improves children's mental well-being and academic achievement. It can also be particularly valuable in terms of developing confidence and social skills. Dr Anthony Maher of Edge Hill University explains the benefits for children with SEND.
'The doctor wrote a question mark for my child's sex'
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:50:25 GMT
A child known as Baby A became the subject of a high court case that has prompted Kenya to start changing its approach to intersex children.
Clampdown planned for British online pharmacies
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 04:55:51 GMT
New rules should help keep patients safe, says the General Pharmaceutical Council.
HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 22:33:02 GMT
All eight infants now have fully functioning immune systems after undergoing treatment, say experts.
Stoma bags: Bin rules 'can add to house share struggles'
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 05:22:58 GMT
Amber Davies opens up about having to dispose of her stoma bag while living with friends.
Statins 'don't work well for one in two people'
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 22:59:05 GMT
Fresh research questions the merit of the cholesterol-lowering pills taken by millions of Britons.
Ipswich 'killing-suicide': Crisis team 'missed opportunity'
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:43:46 GMT
A mental health crisis team is criticised after a patient killed his wife before taking his own life.
Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:59:44 GMT
A little bone scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say experts.
Epilepsy charity calls for social media seizure warnings
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:48:13 GMT
People with epilepsy are being exposed to flashing images, some deliberately, says a charity.
Mother 'felt suicidal' after baby death news reports
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:57:15 GMT
Holly Eastall says she felt suicidal after being falsely accused of abuse following her baby's death.
Free sanitary products plan extended to primary girls
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 23:35:50 GMT
Move follows announcement of funding for free tampons and towels in secondary schools and colleges in England.
ĎIím 35, with two young children Ė and Parkinsonísí
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 23:11:45 GMT
Ellie Finch Hulme is a translator and a busy mum of two children. And she also has a disease associated with people decades older.
'Instagram triggers my epilepsy'
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:50:41 GMT
An epilepsy charity has called for social media seizure warnings
Sleep myths 'damaging your health'
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 04:35:50 GMT
US researchers have looked at the most common ones that we may fall for.
Mental health nurses join police officers on duty
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:45:05 GMT
Police officers say they are "overwhelmed" by calls to mental health patients and need round-the-clock help from medical staff.
Pig brains partially revived four hours after death
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:00:27 GMT
The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death.