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Tuberculosis rates in England fall by third in six years
3/23/2018 8:20:41 PM   Source : BBC Health
But England still has one of the highest rates of the disease in Western Europe.

'Wobbly head' woman fundraising for lifesaving surgery
3/23/2018 11:59:09 AM   Source : BBC Health
Nadine Turnbull struggles with a rare condition where her head is not properly secured to her body.

Woman dies after having bee-sting therapy
3/23/2018 9:18:30 AM   Source : BBC Health
Gwyneth Paltrow is among the people who have backed the bee-venom therapy.

Rise in cancers 'caused by weight'
3/23/2018 8:26:25 AM   Source : BBC Health
Excess weight now causes 6.3% of all cancer cases - up from 5.5% in 2011, a study suggests.

Lifestyle changes which could help avoid cancer
3/23/2018 4:33:14 AM   Source : BBC Health
Cancer Research UK says around 38% of all cancers diagnoses could have been prevented.

MS drug hope for secondary-progressive stage
3/22/2018 9:12:09 PM   Source : BBC Health
A large study suggests siponimod may effectively treat the advanced stage of the disease.

Four in 10 online GP firms not safe, say inspectors
3/22/2018 9:10:47 PM   Source : BBC Health
Care Quality Commission warns of inappropriate prescribing and failure to carry out checks.

Wales A&E performance worst on record
3/22/2018 2:42:32 PM   Source : BBC Health
About a quarter of patients in A&E departments last month waited longer than four hours.

Origin of 'six-inch mummy' confirmed
3/22/2018 2:03:28 PM   Source : BBC Health
Scientists investigate an unusual, small, mummified skeleton from Chile to establish its medical history.

James Dunmore lost his two sisters to cystic fibrosis
3/22/2018 10:47:56 AM   Source : BBC Health
Made In Chelsea star James Dunmore has told BBC 5 live that he lost two sisters to cystic fibrosis.

Muffin sugar measured out in teaspoons
3/22/2018 7:38:15 AM   Source : BBC Health
BBC presenter Victoria Derbyshire measures out the sugar that can be found in a typical muffin.

A blueberry muffin 'could have day's worth of sugar'
3/22/2018 6:17:11 AM   Source : BBC Health
Health experts say the researchers' findings show how easy it is to consume "huge" amounts of sugar.

Chronic fatigue trial results 'not robust', new study says
3/21/2018 9:08:53 PM   Source : BBC Health
A new analysis of the controversial PACE trial suggests the effects of exercise therapy have been exaggerated.

Tai chi recommended to fight fibromyalgia
3/21/2018 9:08:03 PM   Source : BBC Health
A study suggests the martial art has benefits similar to or greater than aerobic exercise.

Many back pain patients 'getting wrong care'
3/21/2018 1:18:49 PM   Source : BBC Health
Experts are asking the medical profession to stop offering ineffective and potentially harmful treatments.

NHS pay: Unions agree deal for 1.3 million staff
3/21/2018 10:27:20 AM   Source : BBC Health
Unions back a deal that gives NHS staff a minimum pay rise of more than 6% over three years.

Surgeon David Nott: Hack led to Syria air strike
3/21/2018 10:25:51 AM   Source : BBC Health
David Nott had helped Syrian surgeons via the internet - weeks later, their hospital was destroyed.

Essex hospital exits special measures
3/21/2018 7:08:25 AM   Source : BBC Health
However, inspectors conclude it still "requires improvement" in some areas.

IVF egg donor use rises sharply, HFEA figures show
3/20/2018 8:35:45 PM   Source : BBC Health
Experts say it may be down to a greater awareness of egg donation and more donors coming forward.

Robotic dog in Dorset care home helps elderly residents
3/20/2018 8:32:36 PM   Source : BBC Health
Biscuit the robotic dog responds to touch and speech to help people with dementia.

Alfie Dingley's medical cannabis petition handed to government
3/20/2018 5:52:35 PM   Source : BBC Health
Alfie Dingley is six - his family want him to be able to use medical cannabis to manage his epilepsy.

Water bacteria probe extended to Queen Elizabeth Hospital
3/20/2018 2:51:44 PM   Source : BBC Health
Four patients at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow are now being treated for infections.

Patient and medics tackle Sahara race for Air Ambulance
3/20/2018 12:28:26 PM   Source : BBC Health
Medics and a former patient take on a gruelling Sahara race to raise funds for London Air Ambulance.

'My 3,000 calorie-a-day addiction to energy drinks rules my life'
3/20/2018 12:21:16 PM   Source : BBC Health
Emma Forrest gets up five times a night to satisfy her cravings and stockpiles cans of the drinks.

Call for Alfie Dingley to be allowed medicinal cannabis
3/20/2018 10:55:41 AM   Source : BBC Health
A mother shows the bruises from her "aggressive and angry" six-year-old son in the campaign for a special licence to use medicinal cannabis to treat his epilepsy.

Llandough Hospital: Barry woman's 'let my daughter home' plea
3/20/2018 7:48:01 AM   Source : BBC Health
Laura Clode has been at a mental health unit at Llandough Hospital since last June.

I had a transplant after my hairstyle made me go bald
3/19/2018 9:39:11 PM   Source : BBC Health
MC Paigey Cakey says she feels "empowered" after having a hair transplant because she had traction alopecia.

Teenagers with HIV: 'Just a little illness'
3/19/2018 9:09:14 PM   Source : BBC Health
Missed sleepovers, exam issues, secrets from siblings - the challenges of growing up with HIV.

Class A drugs 'brought in for patients' at Essex mental health trust
3/19/2018 9:06:10 PM   Source : BBC Health
The BBC uncovers allegations that staff at an Essex mental health trust supplied vulnerable patients.

Under-doctored areas to get new medical schools
3/19/2018 9:03:20 PM   Source : BBC Health
New courses are in under-doctored areas as ministers set out plans to expand student places by 25%.

Deaf access to NHS progress 'too slow', charity warns
3/19/2018 8:43:26 PM   Source : BBC Health
People in Wales who are deaf or have hearing loss are not getting accessible information from their GP.

What are opioids and what are the risks?
3/19/2018 2:50:16 PM   Source : BBC Health
Donald Trump has announced plans to tackle the opioid crisis. What are they and why are they a problem?

Macular degeneration: 'I've been given my sight back'
3/19/2018 12:00:03 PM   Source : BBC Health
Two patients have had pioneering stem cell therapy to restore their vision.

Baby left at Jersey hospital with 'cord attached'
3/18/2018 11:08:37 AM   Source : BBC Health
Police have said they are "extremely concerned" about the baby's mother's welfare.

Men with low sperm counts at increased risk of illness, study suggests
3/17/2018 9:59:44 PM   Source : BBC Health
A study finds men with low sperm counts are more likely to have health issues that put them at risk.

More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'
3/17/2018 9:24:12 PM   Source : BBC Health
A study finds chemicals in lavender and tea tree oil appear to be hormone disruptors.

Carpool karaoke mums' Down's syndrome video goes viral
3/17/2018 3:51:05 PM   Source : BBC Health
Rebecca Carless says the response to the video has been "mad" and they want everyone to see it.

How I saw Stephen Hawking's death as a disabled person
3/15/2018 8:05:38 PM   Source : BBC Health
Why one disabled BBC journalist has found the reporting of Stephen Hawking's death troubling.

Bad blood: The rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes
3/15/2018 11:59:58 AM   Source : BBC Health
How a woman came up with an idea that could have revolutionised blood testing - if it had worked.

'I was suicidal and the NHS didn’t know what to do'
3/14/2018 11:07:22 PM   Source : BBC Health
At the age of 17 Sherry Denness tried to kill herself nine times in 10 days, and only then got the help she needed.

Skiing helps me take on the outside world
3/13/2018 9:47:48 PM   Source : BBC Health
George and his mum Gina explain how skiing helps him cope with his autism.

So terrified of eating I stopped growing at 11
3/13/2018 9:35:40 AM   Source : BBC Health
Allergies made a young dancer afraid of food and she was the size of a six-year-old at the age of 11.

Crossing the border for a sugar fix
3/12/2018 8:51:43 AM   Source : BBC Health
Norway has led the way in introducing a sugar tax - but not everybody in the country is a fan.

Check the key targets in your area
3/8/2018 5:41:58 AM   Source : BBC Health
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.

Why are some flu outbreaks so much worse than others?
1/18/2018 9:30:36 PM   Source : BBC Health
Flu comes along every year - but just how bad it will be is hard to predict.

'I spent savings rather than wait'
10/17/2017 7:03:52 PM   Source : BBC Health
Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.
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