BBC Health News Feed

Subscribe to BBC Health News Feed feed BBC Health News Feed
BBC News - Health
Updated: 2 hours 23 min ago

Should the NHS pay for transgender fertility treatment?

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 14:23
Some transgender people get free fertility treatment but it's not the same for everyone who's transitioning.

Minority take up 'life-saving' free health check

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 00:04
It can pick up preventable heart problems - and more people should be getting the routine check.

Calls to rid bacon and ham of processing nitrites

Sun, 12/30/2018 - 06:36
A group of leading scientists and politicians wants processing to happen without the chemicals.

Child health record 'red book' to go online

Sun, 12/30/2018 - 01:09
The measure is part of government plans in England to improve care from pregnancy to post-birth.

The breakthroughs that could save our lives

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 03:02
From reversing blindness and paralysis to new treatments for cancer and infertility.

New Year Honours 2019: Sepsis campaigner appointed MBE

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 22:30
Melissa Mead campaigned for greater awareness of sepsis after the death of her son, William.

‘Losing 18st left me uncomfortable in my own skin’

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 17:02
Jack Towers is crowdfunding for surgery to remove his excess skin, but the NHS won't pay for it.

Couple have baby after Facebook group pays for IVF

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 14:01
The couple, who both had cancer as teenagers, wanted to have a second baby but could not afford IVF.

The simple tips to improve your health

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 05:01
The list of things we should do to become healthier can seem endless, so we asked experts for their one top tip.

Smoking v vaping: Watch lab test results

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 00:16
E-cigarettes are significantly less harmful than traditional cigarettes, a government advisory body says.

Care home trials virtual cycling trips for dementia patients

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 00:10
Care home staff say a cycling scheme has improved wellbeing among residents living with dementia.

How to resist 'drink pushers' during the festive season

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 01:14
Actor Stephen McGann and others call for more tolerance for non-drinkers.

Parking fees rise at many hospitals in 2017-18, analysis finds

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 00:19
Some NHS trusts doubled the cost of certain stays in 2017-18, freedom of information requests show.

Why are more boys than girls born every single year?

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 00:49
Is it just down to evolution or male sperm swimming that little bit faster?

Reality Check: Do you sleep worse at Christmas?

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 00:38
Sleep disruption has a big effect in the short-term - but what about longer term?

The buddies who send recovery parcels for support

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 00:02
Strangers with long-term mental and physical illnesses are being paired up and encouraged to send gifts to one another to stop them feeling isolated.

Missing people: What it's like for families at Christmas

Mon, 12/24/2018 - 01:10
The Davies family lost Billy when he was just 16 years old, and still do not know what happened to him.

Mental health crisis home treatment team cases up 17%

Mon, 12/24/2018 - 01:07
The teams help those who attempt severe self-harm or suicide who might otherwise need to go to hospital.

Muckamore Abbey: 'Crisis point' over staff suspensions

Sun, 12/23/2018 - 21:17
The number of staff suspended at Muckamore Abbey Hospital has risen to more than 20, the BBC understands.

Long waits rise for transferring critically ill children

Sun, 12/23/2018 - 00:19
A third of those needing transfers to intensive care units waited more than three hours in 2017.