• Text size
  • A
  • A
  • A
Your voice on health and social care
menu
Subscribe to BBC News/Health feed BBC News/Health
BBC News - Health
Updated: 1 hour 45 min ago

BMA chief: NHS is 'running on fumes'

2 hours 20 min ago
One of Britain's most senior doctors claims ministers are "picking the pockets" of NHS staff.

How Syrian refugees battle against cancer

2 hours 36 min ago
Ammash, 4, has leukaemia and the funds for his treatment are running out.

Midge Ure and Tony Hadley back Kenny Thomas daughter appeal

Sat, 24/06/2017 - 09:14
Stars including Midge Ure, Kim Wilde and Tony Hadley supported singer Kenny Thomas' appeal.

UK's first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial

Sat, 24/06/2017 - 06:55
Clinical trials are due to begin in late 2018 with the aim of a full rollout two years later.

Kid, 4, steals show during sickle cell Derbyshire chat

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 19:37
Gabriel, 4, gets distracted on set during a Victoria Derbyshire discussion on sickle cell disease.

'Asthma is a killer - it took away my miracle daughter'

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 17:01
The mother of a 10-year-old asthma victim calls for the condition to be taken more seriously.

Meet the designer making clothes for diabetic women

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 05:48
Natalie Balmain has type 1 diabetes and says the clothes she has designed will help women manage the condition.

Danger map reveals health threat zone

Fri, 23/06/2017 - 02:24
South America could be home to the next major threat to the world's health, researchers say.

Ebola virus burial teams 'saved thousands of lives'

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 23:07
A key part of reducing the number of Ebola deaths was ensuring safe burials, research says.

'Remarkable' drop in new HIV cases among men

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 17:09
Among gay and bisexual men, new diagnoses have fallen for the first time in England.

Pioneering proton beam therapy for 10-year-old girl

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 13:31
Amelia Brome from Lancashire was diagnosed with cancer in January 2017.

First NHS proton beam machine arrives at Christie hospital

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 03:58
The arrival of the machine means patients will no longer have to go abroad for proton beam therapy.

Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 03:58
More must be done to protect young people from cosmetic procedure industry, a report says.

Peace at last

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 22:40
Fifteen years ago there was no such thing as palliative care - care for the dying - in Mongolia. Now there is, thanks to Odontuya Davaasuren.

'You never think your baby is going to die'

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 20:56
Kym Field's son died hours after birth due to a failure by medical staff to monitor his heart rate.

Century-old Parkinson's question answered

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 18:03
Team find evidence the immune system is attacking the brain in Parkinson's.

Ninth avoidable baby death at NHS trust

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 18:00
Maddison Jackson died in 2013 at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital after delays.

Queen's Speech: Ground laid for scrapping 'dementia tax'

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 13:36
Queen's Speech promises reform of social care, but stops short of spelling out how.

Cardiologist: Breast implants skew heart attack test

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 09:22
Breast implants make it trickier to run tests that can help spot a possible heart attack, a cardiologist says.

Don't be scared to let animals on wards, say nurses

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 01:38
Nurses are calling for more pets and therapy-animals to help patients recover on wards.

Pages