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BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

London Marathon: How to run in the heat

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:19:48 GMT

This London Marathon may break the record for the hottest yet, so how do you run in the heat?

Breastfeeding: Abergavenny mums share nursing images online

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:34:20 GMT

The images are intended to start conversations about the difficulties nursing mothers can face.

Fake cancer causes belief 'rife', research suggests

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:24:08 GMT

Drinking from plastic bottles, food additives and microwave ovens are just some that people believe.

NHS needs '50bn extra by 2030'

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:40:13 GMT

A top surgeon and ex-minister makes prediction as the government considers a long-term funding plan.

Girl has leg reattached backwards after cancer surgery

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:47:12 GMT

Amelia Eldred who lost her limb to bone cancer has rare procedure which could allow her to dance again.

HPV: Would you know if you had the virus?

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:11:04 GMT

What is the human papillomavirus and how do you know if you have it?

Parents facing 'unfair child abuse claims' over bruising

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:05:38 GMT

Chelsea's son was taken away for a year, until his bruising was found to be down to a medical condition.

Britain's Fat Fight: Why we're losing

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:21:10 GMT

With Britain becoming the most obese country in Western Europe, chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall investigates.

Dementia risk linked to some medicines

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:41:10 GMT

Up to two million people in England take anticholinergics, for depression and Parkinson's disease.

New ban on epilepsy drug in pregnancy

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:39:57 GMT

Valproate will no longer be given to girls and women of childbearing age unless they sign a consent form.

The foods that might help with dementia

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:24:42 GMT

One man has 'got his mum back' from the ravages of Alzheimer's, partly thanks to a change in her diet.

How 'ninja polymers' are fighting killer superbugs

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:33:51 GMT

Is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a synthetic future?

Alfie Evans: When are parents denied the final say?

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:03:50 GMT

The parents of 23-month-old Alfie Evans want to move their son to a hospital in Rome.

'World's worst' super-gonorrhoea man cured

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:56:15 GMT

The patient had a lucky escape say doctors, but now two more cases have been discovered.

London Marathon: Broken leg runner Jo Denton thanks heroes

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:22:23 GMT

Fellow runners and race volunteers gave piggy backs and carried the 41-year-old to allow her to make the finish line.

African female bikers raising health awareness in Nigeria

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:41:33 GMT

Taking women's health awareness across Nigeria, on a motorbike.

Windrush: Albert Thompson gets date for cancer treatment

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:57:05 GMT

Albert Thompson was initially denied NHS treatment for prostate cancer until he proved his status.

Doctors' warning over pressures on children's wards

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:01:07 GMT

Paediatricians say doctors are facing too much pressure and key standards are not being met.

'Six-fold benefit' from primary school mental health counselling

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:41:37 GMT

Investing in mental health help for primary school children will boost the future economy, a study says

US soldier gets world's first penis and scrotum transplant

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:38:54 GMT

The wounded veteran who received the organ transplant says he feels "finally more normal".

Sugar tax: Will paying more for fizzy drinks and alcohol make us healthier?

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:35:23 GMT

The price of some unhealthy drinks is about to go up - in the hope that we will make "better" choices.

Thousands of pre-NHS healthcare photographs discovered

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:11:16 GMT

The images, which were taken before the NHS was founded in 1948, are discovered in an archive.

'The gym helps me cope with my OCD'

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 01:21:17 GMT

Gemma has OCD, but has found bodybuilding helps her manage and works as coping strategy.

India's Gorakhpur hospital: The night the children died

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 00:38:24 GMT

Did lack of oxygen really cause the deaths of 30 children in one night at an Indian hospital?

6m pledge for children of alcoholics

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:59:46 GMT

The government funding will go towards mental health services and outreach programmes for parents.

Newcastle NHS worker made redundant on holiday wins case

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:12:49 GMT

The timing of the redundancy notice period affected whether Sandi Haywood received a higher pension.

New prostate therapy recommended on NHS

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:39:32 GMT

It's non-surgical and can treat an enlarged, non-cancerous condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Can we trust BMI to measure obesity?

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:11:23 GMT

Our fat calculator has thrown up a range of questions from people on body mass index.

How bacteria are changing your mood

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:05:48 GMT

Scientists think "mood microbes" are a new frontier for improving the health of the brain.

'Don't panic' over medicines' link to dementia, says expert

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:40:46 GMT

Patients are being warned not to stop taking prescribed drugs but to consult their doctor.

Primary school mental health counselling may help economy, study says

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:42:01 GMT

Research estimates that every 1 spent on one-to-one counselling could earn a societal return of 6.20.

Is marathon running bad for you?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:59:30 GMT

Some 40,000 runners are due to take part in the London Marathon, but are those 26.2 miles doing us harm?

Alfie Evans: Parents and doctors to discuss sending toddler home

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:03:59 GMT

Terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans has been at the centre of a legal wrangle over his care.

Dumfries Infirmary apology issued over cancer diagnosis delay

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:03:41 GMT

A complaint is upheld about the time it took to provide a man with treatment at Dumfries Infirmary.

Check the key targets in your area

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:54:46 GMT

Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.

'Malaria killed my daughter, I'm protecting others now'

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:13:53 GMT

Senegal is on track to be declared malaria-free by 2030.

Bereaved mothers in Milton Keynes helped by support group

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:13:48 GMT

A support group for bereaved mothers who are pregnant is making all the difference.

'I spent savings rather than wait'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:03:52 GMT

Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.

Awyr Las: Health board NHS charity cash probe urged

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:18:42 GMT

450,000 is spent on a staff engagement plan to help a health board get out of special measures.

Forest bathing: How a walk in the woods could do you good

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:56:46 GMT

Examining the art of how trees can help you find health and happiness.

How much sugar in cereal do children eat?

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:52:35 GMT

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall tests just how much sugar we are eating for breakfast.

Blood scandal victims need more cash, says Haemophilia Wales

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:25:41 GMT

"These are not scroungers, they are victims of a scandal," says one victim's husband.

Report recommends NI abortion law change

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:58:38 GMT

A working group recommends changing NI's laws to allow abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality.

BMI and obesity: Where are you on the UK fat scale?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:02:52 GMT

Use this calculator to find out how your BMI compares with the rest of the nation and get tips from health experts.

Colchester mother creates bottle-feeding support group

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:15:45 GMT

Parents who feed their babies formula milk are often made to feel inadequate, according to a mother.