BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
Immunisation: Why we do it and how 'herd immunity' works
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 04:00:31 GMT
This is how vaccines work, why they’re important and what the phrase “herd immunity” actually means.
Barnsley mum: Neonatal herpes nearly took my baby
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 01:02:58 GMT
Ashleigh White’s son Noah became seriously ill after being infected with neonatal herpes.
Hyponatraemia whistleblower and health service 'failed'
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:05:46 GMT
An inquiry came to the wrong conclusions over a whistleblower's hyponatraemia concerns, investigation finds.
Mastectomy: 'I got rid of my boobs aged 27 to save my life'
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 03:14:07 GMT
Hayley had a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of hereditary breast cancer.
Deadly Ebola outbreak 'not global threat'
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 18:10:22 GMT
But World Health Organization says it is an emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo and needs more funding.
'Our life savings are spent on care that should be free'
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 02:04:47 GMT
Vulnerable patients are missing out on NHS funding for care they are legally entitled to, it's claimed.
Women not aware enough of breast cancer link to alcohol
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:45:39 GMT
Women know too little about alcohol's role in increasing breast cancer risk, a study suggests.
The 'brutal reality' for alcohol-damaged children
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 09:11:18 GMT
A new support service is launched to help families with children who were exposed to alcohol in the womb.
Danniella Westbrook: Drug-free EastEnders star 'to train as therapist'
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:23:33 GMT
Danniella Westbrook says she is drug and alcohol-free for the first time in years.
Measles vaccine fears cost me my children
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 23:57:04 GMT
One Filipino mother's worst fears were realised when her unvaccinated children caught measles.
Listeria outbreak: More affected hospitals named
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:55:33 GMT
Eight hospitals have reported cases of listeria linked to sandwiches and salads eaten by patients.
Pregnant and obese: The clinic trying to help
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 05:47:25 GMT
A new clinic in Edinburgh is providing specialist care for overweight women and their unborn babies.
‘I got lockjaw thanks to my mum’
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 04:01:36 GMT
Meredith's mother stopped her having vaccinations - so eventually she got some nasty illnesses.
Contaminated blood: What caused the NHS scandal?
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:17:50 GMT
The infection of up to 30,000 people with contaminated blood is one of the biggest NHS scandals.
What are vaccines, how do they work and why are people sceptical?
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 04:00:15 GMT
Vaccines help save the lives of millions a year. This is how they came about - and why they matter.
The gay men breaking blood donation rules
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:12:32 GMT
The men believe who they have sex with should not prevent them from giving blood.
Lives 'destroyed by NHS eating disorder failures'
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 23:30:44 GMT
As more than a million people struggle with illnesses such as anorexia, two reports say more must be done.
Lyme disease has 'dominated' my life
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:07:23 GMT
Morven-May MacCallum speaks out as GPs are urged to be vigilant about the infection spread by ticks.
Prescription drugs sold illegally in Uganda
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:26:06 GMT
The BBC has uncovered evidence that prescription drugs have been taken out of circulation by health workers and sold on illegally.
End-of-life care not 'culturally competent'
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 01:02:16 GMT
A study hopes to boost the small number of black and Asian people using end-of-life care services.
Theresa May calls for mental health to be priority
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 21:37:36 GMT
Tackling mental health problems needs 'urgent attention', says the prime minister.
'One tiny wound cost me my hand'
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 23:39:19 GMT
A firefighter tells how a training accident led to a four-year battle to save his injured hand.
BAME doctors more likely to be investigated than white ones
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:41:41 GMT
David Sellu tells his story as BBC figures suggest BAME doctors are proportionally more likely to be investigated than white doctors.
Divorce likely to put weight on children, study finds
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:04:08 GMT
Study compared the weights of children whose parents had broken up with those whose parents had not.
What does personalised medicine mean for you?
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:34:02 GMT
Technology is making it possible to tailor treatments to ever smaller groups of patients.
Postpartum psychosis: 'I always feared I’d go mad, and when I had my son I did'
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 23:21:27 GMT
Jen Wight had a good job, was happily married and had just given birth to a baby boy. But then things started to go wrong.
Debunking vaccination myths for parents
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 07:32:18 GMT
One couple who are considering not vaccinating their child ask experts questions.
Trust me, I’m a disabled doctor
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 04:13:06 GMT
Limb loss, dyslexia and mental health difficulties - and that's just the medical staff.
Vaccines: Low trust in vaccination 'a global crisis'
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 04:00:07 GMT
The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation reveals confidence is low in some regions.