BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
NHS performance data delay 'disappointing', regulator says
Fri, 19 May 2017 13:14:51 GMT
An NHS regulator was advised against publishing performance data by the government.
Five tips from the ‘happiest man on earth’.
Fri, 19 May 2017 15:53:06 GMT
Renowned expert and author on compassion and happiness Matthieu Ricard, often called the ‘happiest man on earth', offers his five top tips for happiness.
More than 10,000 defibrillators in public places 'could be faulty'
Fri, 19 May 2017 09:50:15 GMT
Users are urged to check the devices' battery connections, which may not be working properly.
Microwave mushrooms 'to keep their goodness', scientists say
Mon, 22 May 2017 12:01:38 GMT
Grilling and microwaving are the best ways to cook the fungi, a Spanish study says.
Jeremy Hunt: 'Lessons will be learnt' from NHS cyber-attack
Mon, 15 May 2017 13:20:52 GMT
The Health Secretary told the BBC that some parts of the NHS IT network were vulnerable.
Can too much caffeine kill you?
Wed, 17 May 2017 12:19:49 GMT
Sixteen-year-old Davis Cripe died in the US after drinking caffeine too quickly.
Assaults between care home residents reported daily
Tue, 23 May 2017 00:59:22 GMT
More than one assault a day was reported to police between 2014 and 2016, File on 4 found.
Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance
Mon, 22 May 2017 19:32:32 GMT
Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders.
'Spice' ban one year on
Fri, 19 May 2017 03:36:16 GMT
It's a year since the ban on so-called legal highs, but has making it illegal stopped people from using it?
Body over mind
Mon, 22 May 2017 08:16:59 GMT
Research on the role of the immune system in depression.
Cigarettes sold in plain green packs under new rules
Sat, 20 May 2017 11:35:54 GMT
Standardised tobacco packaging rules come into force to try to put young people off smoking.
Dementia: Why son fears for mum's future care
Thu, 18 May 2017 23:02:11 GMT
The BBC last saw dementia-sufferer Andriani in 2014. Her deterioration has been rapid - while the costs to care for her rise.
Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test
Mon, 22 May 2017 20:23:23 GMT
Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.
Reality Check: How much will Labour's NHS plans cost?
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:01:53 GMT
Reality Check looks at how much aspects of Labour's NHS proposals could cost.
Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust
Mon, 22 May 2017 04:26:27 GMT
Essex police are looking into about 20 deaths, according to the mother of one of those who died.
Will free hospital parking cost £162m?
Mon, 08 May 2017 15:47:12 GMT
Labour says it will make car parking free at NHS hospitals at a cost of £162m.
Echopixel - the new 3D image tool for surgeons
Wed, 17 May 2017 07:12:55 GMT
Echopixel allows surgeons to view and interact with a patient's scans in 3D.
'Half a glass of wine every day' increases breast cancer risk
Mon, 22 May 2017 23:09:21 GMT
That's what a report says - but we look at all the risks of breast cancer for women.
Conservative social care funding cap: Theresa May defends changes
Mon, 22 May 2017 22:03:54 GMT
The PM says her plans will prevent the system from collapse after U-turn over cap on care costs.
Wed, 17 May 2017 05:21:33 GMT
Jordan Bone is a top beauty vlogger with more than 200,000 YouTube subscribers.
IVF treatment girl returns to Newcastle Centre for Life
Mon, 22 May 2017 09:51:39 GMT
"I was made out of two tiny little cells in a little glass tube," says seven-year-old Hannah.
Mum's warning after daughter dies of meningitis W
Thu, 18 May 2017 09:56:31 GMT
Lauren Sandell was 18 years old when she died from the disease, a few months after starting university.
Intersex patients 'routinely lied to by doctors'
Mon, 22 May 2017 11:43:07 GMT
Doctors in the UK routinely lied to patients with disorders of sex development known as intersex conditions, the BBC finds.
Sun, 21 May 2017 00:06:13 GMT
The World Health Organization is recruiting a boss. Hear from the three candidates for the top job in their own words.
UK's first proton beam machine arrives at Newport clinic
Sat, 20 May 2017 14:06:06 GMT
The UK's first high-energy proton beam machine will offer treatments next year, the firm behind it says.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job
Tue, 23 May 2017 17:34:39 GMT
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus chosen as new boss of the World Health Organization
Fri, 19 May 2017 00:38:23 GMT
ECT has recently been used in some countries as a treatment for children who severely self injure.
Doctor in the house
Mon, 22 May 2017 09:02:42 GMT
As part of the fight against mental health problems we have a very much underutilised tool - food.
A creepy solution
Wed, 17 May 2017 12:17:01 GMT
What are the options for tackling antibiotic resistance?
Sun, 21 May 2017 23:17:43 GMT
Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.
Instagram 'worst for young mental health'
Thu, 18 May 2017 23:59:58 GMT
Users were asked to score social media platforms on issues including anxiety, loneliness, and body image.