BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
Four-in-one pill prevents third of heart problems
22 Aug 2019 at 5:17pm
The drug combination has huge potential and would cost just "pennies a day", say the researchers.
Bake Off judge Prue Leith joins hospital food improvement review
22 Aug 2019 at 4:49pm
The celebrity chef will help set new quality standards as part of the government's review of hospital food.
Fish oil pills 'no benefit' for type 2 diabetes
21 Aug 2019 at 6:41pm
People with type 2 diabetes "should not be encouraged" to take omega-3, researchers say.
'Multiple medicines' side-effect risk for over-65s
22 Aug 2019 at 4:18am
Two million older people are risking side-effects from taking multiple medications, a charity warns.
Jade Goody: Cancer charity hopes documentary serves as 'a reminder'
22 Aug 2019 at 4:48am
The spike in cervical screenings after Jade Goody's diagnosis did not last long, a charity says.
Microplastics in water pose ?no apparent health risk?
21 Aug 2019 at 11:01pm
The World Health Organization says its findings are based on the "limited information" available.
New drug for people who can bleed uncontrollably
20 Aug 2019 at 5:52pm
NHS England is funding a new treatment for patients with severe haemophilia A.
High blood pressure in mid-30s may pose risk to brain health
20 Aug 2019 at 5:58pm
People in their mid-30s need to watch their blood pressure to protect brain health in later life.
Vitamin D: Add 'sunshine vitamin' to flour, study says
20 Aug 2019 at 9:42am
One in five UK adults doesn't get enough of the "sunshine vitamin", especially in winter.
West Lane Hospital patients 'at high risk of avoidable harm'
21 Aug 2019 at 1:00am
Two patients died in two months at the Middlesbrough centre, which has been rated inadequate.
More schoolchildren 'rejecting cigarettes'
20 Aug 2019 at 2:47am
The proportion of surveyed pupils who have ever smoked tobacco drops to a record low of 16%.
'Why me? I had ovarian cancer at 14'
20 Aug 2019 at 4:02am
Kelliyah thought she was putting on weight - and was shocked to find her condition was much more serious.
Boris Johnson orders action to stop measles spread
19 Aug 2019 at 1:36am
A fall in uptake of the MMR vaccine means the UK has lost its measles-free status.
Edinburgh Fringe: Tourette's charity wants apology over award-winning joke
19 Aug 2019 at 10:27am
People with the condition are angered after Olaf Falafel's gag won an award following a public vote.
Why is the UK seeing a rise in measles cases?
19 Aug 2019 at 4:39pm
Three years after eliminating the infection, Britain has lost its 'measles-free status'. How?