BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
NHS in winter: Sharp rise in North West hospitals put on highest alert
Tue, 15 May 2018 17:45:01 GMT
Hospitals in North West England were put on the highest state of alert 32 times this winter.
‘OK, I’m fat - and this is how it feels’
Sun, 13 May 2018 00:53:13 GMT
One woman talks honestly about why she calls herself fat and how her weight shapes her life.
I was convinced my baby deserved a better mum
Fri, 04 May 2018 14:47:20 GMT
At the end of maternal mental health week, one mother details her experience of post-natal depression and the help she describes as a godsend.
Obesity and BMI: 'If I wasn't this size I wouldn't have a job'
Thu, 03 May 2018 23:53:25 GMT
Three people talk about how they don't worry about being classed as obese because they need to be bigger for their jobs.
Thu, 17 May 2018 22:40:16 GMT
A hospice charity wants people to talk more about dying and bereavement.
How to spot if someone has Alzheimer’s
Thu, 10 May 2018 14:38:25 GMT
What are the symptoms of dementia to look out for in a relative?
Male nurse: 'I was told to become a brickie'
Wed, 16 May 2018 00:38:29 GMT
Nine in 10 nurses are women - but the Royal College of Nursing wants that to change.
Why is there stigma around male baldness?
Thu, 10 May 2018 01:39:12 GMT
Scientists say an existing drug could one day treat baldness, but why do men try to "cure" themselves of it?
How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?
Fri, 18 May 2018 13:00:47 GMT
As a man dies from an exploding vape pen, we ask how dangerous are the devices?
Mental Health Awareness Week: 'My camera helped me beat anxiety'
Sat, 19 May 2018 23:07:21 GMT
A photographer's portraits of strangers helped him to overcome his mental health problems.
Heavy-period drug can treat brain haemorrhage
Wed, 16 May 2018 10:08:13 GMT
Tranexamic acid can stem dangerous bleeding in the brain, trials show.
Nurse: 'I've been hit, head-butted and taken hostage'
Tue, 15 May 2018 00:13:16 GMT
An A&E nurse opens up about life on the front line as the profession considers asking for body cameras.
US birth rates drop to lowest since 1987
Thu, 17 May 2018 08:08:12 GMT
Births decreased among young women and teenagers but increased among those aged between 40 and 44.
Eloise Parry: Diet pills caused 'distressing death'
Tue, 15 May 2018 16:39:44 GMT
Eloise Parry died at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital after taking a slimming supplement, a court hears.
The little girl who can't enjoy the summer
Fri, 18 May 2018 11:58:54 GMT
Seven-year-old Harper Mitchell Hyslop has rare lung condition which makes it difficult to be in any heat.
Young encouraged to speak out over mental health
Thu, 17 May 2018 17:07:15 GMT
"Mental health is really hard to express in words" - one of the reasons See Me Scotland is launching a survey about young people's mental health.
Diabetes blood test 'could mean end to daily insulin jabs'
Wed, 16 May 2018 23:23:29 GMT
Doctors in Edinburgh say a simple blood test has identified previously unrecognised variations in Type 1 diabetes.
Drug target for curing the common cold
Mon, 14 May 2018 15:10:35 GMT
Scientists are working on an inhalable treatment that could stop any cold virus in its tracks.
'Memory transplant' achieved in snails
Mon, 14 May 2018 17:31:37 GMT
Memories are transferred from one snail to another in a laboratory.
Comfort box gives Norfolk cancer patients a 'little lift'
Sat, 19 May 2018 23:26:49 GMT
The kindness in a box that is making a huge difference to women undergoing chemotherapy.
Should we sleep and wake early to boost our health?
Sun, 13 May 2018 00:52:33 GMT
Some studies show night owls are at greater risk of health problems so should we all become early risers?
How long are you going to live?
Mon, 14 May 2018 14:43:53 GMT
Use our calculator to see where you are on the global life expectancy scale.
NHS: How much does it spend on the private sector?
Tue, 08 May 2018 15:41:29 GMT
NHS spending on the private sector was just over £9bn last year.
'Not just for naughty boys': The rise in adult ADHD pills
Tue, 08 May 2018 02:46:56 GMT
More than 1.6 million prescriptions for ADHD medication were dispensed last year - double 10 years ago.
Patients 'could have been harmed' after Capita outsourcing
Thu, 17 May 2018 00:04:51 GMT
Support services run by Capita have been "well below" acceptable standards, a watchdog says.
Sleep tips: Six ways to boost the chances of a good night's rest
Wed, 16 May 2018 12:50:49 GMT
How to maximise the chances of a good night's sleep.
Vape pen explosion pierces Florida man's cranium killing him
Thu, 17 May 2018 14:27:10 GMT
The Florida man's death is believed to be the first in the US caused by a vape pen.
Josh Cullip: Coping with dementia at 11 years old
Wed, 16 May 2018 09:42:18 GMT
Josh has a rare genetic condition and is losing his memory but feels "positive" about his future.
'Spice epidemic in jails risk to nurses'
Tue, 15 May 2018 01:15:11 GMT
One nurse lost consciousness after inhaling fumes while attending an ill prisoner, her union says.
Bristol mother on cutting teachers for deaf children
Mon, 14 May 2018 16:00:40 GMT
A Bristol mother explains what a teacher of the deaf service means to her and her family.
Body clock linked to mood disorders
Wed, 16 May 2018 07:09:27 GMT
Researchers say it is a warning to urban societies becoming less in tune with nature.
Furness hospital baby deaths: Midwifery council criticised
Wed, 16 May 2018 13:10:28 GMT
Eleven babies and one mother died at Furness General Hospital in Barrow between 2004 and 2013.
Alzheimer's: How much should you reveal?
Fri, 11 May 2018 01:02:19 GMT
Should you tell others when a loved one is diagnosed with the condition?
Nine facts about how long we live
Mon, 14 May 2018 16:23:26 GMT
How has life expectancy changed since 1990?
Chorley and Royal Preston hospitals on high alert 169 times over winter
Thu, 17 May 2018 14:59:11 GMT
Chorley and Preston hospitals issued 169 high level alerts across the winter of 2017-18.
Polycystic ovary syndrome: Scientists closer to understanding cause
Tue, 15 May 2018 19:00:36 GMT
A common cause of infertility may be due to a hormonal imbalance before birth, researchers say.
Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?
Sat, 19 May 2018 23:25:54 GMT
Is when we eat clashing with our circadian rhythms and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health?
Rap producer Steel Banglez opens up about mental health
Tue, 15 May 2018 23:02:02 GMT
Rap producer Steel Banglez shares his struggles with depression and how he was able to overcome it.
Why Ebola keeps coming back
Sun, 13 May 2018 23:42:11 GMT
It is unrealistic to think Ebola will ever be eradicated, but it is now easier to prevent a crisis.
Growing resistance to antifungal drugs 'a global issue'
Thu, 17 May 2018 23:28:01 GMT
Scientists warn this could lead to more outbreaks of disease and affect people who are already ill.
Smart SoPhy socks send data to your physiotherapist
Wed, 16 May 2018 07:55:35 GMT
The socks have three sensors reading weight distribution, movement and orientation of the foot.
Check the key targets in your area
Thu, 10 May 2018 16:46:18 GMT
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.
Mum wants postnatal depression awareness after dad's suicide
Thu, 17 May 2018 16:17:24 GMT
Vicky Clayton cannot give her son the thing he wants most in the world - his dad.
Dementia patients 'abandoned' by system
Thu, 17 May 2018 00:09:39 GMT
Thousands of people with the condition are ending up in hospital unnecessarily because of inadequate support, a charity says.
DR Congo Ebola outbreak 'not global emergency'
Fri, 18 May 2018 16:05:42 GMT
The World Health Organization says it believes the outbreak can be brought under control.
Dealing with a child who will not sleep through the night
Tue, 15 May 2018 08:34:29 GMT
Sleep clinics are helping parents ensure their children get a good night's rest.
Dementia exercise programmes 'don't slow brain decline'
Thu, 17 May 2018 00:13:41 GMT
Gym exercise programmes for people with mild to moderate dementia "don't work", researchers say.
Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say
Sun, 20 May 2018 21:36:53 GMT
Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say.
Singapore's measures to reduce short-sightedness
Thu, 17 May 2018 17:42:11 GMT
As global rates of short-sightedness - or myopia - increase around the world, Singapore is hoping to buck the trend with three simple but innovative solutions.