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BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Yoghurts (even organic ones) 'full of sugar'

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:19:05 GMT

Public told not to be lulled into thinking yoghurts are as healthy as many assume.

Cruise ship rescue: How to survive for 10 hours in the water

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:35:54 GMT

Warm water, a calm head and being a woman can all work in your favour.

Making Australia care about 'silent epidemic'

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:05:30 GMT

Syl Freedman's petition for an endometriosis drug went viral - then she helped to change policy.

'Aspirin-a-day risky in old age' - major study

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 14:00:24 GMT

A major study suggests elderly people in good health should not take the drug every day.

High School Musical inspires UK student's US college dream

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 23:23:01 GMT

For six years Tilly Griffiths dreamt of studying in the US and now thanks to NHS funding she is going.

Grenfell: Back to the school

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:56:45 GMT

15 months after Grenfell, the school below the tower reopens its doors - what's it like to return?

'There's so much guilt in being a modern parent'

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:24:10 GMT

With one in three children obese, Jamie Oliver explains how to eat healthily at home.

'We're in love but never have sex'

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:48:38 GMT

A survey of 2,000 Mumsnet and Gransnet users finds 29% have had sex fewer than 10 times in the past year.

Vapers rise 'to more than three million' in Britain

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:27 GMT

Some still believe e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking, a public health charity says.

Pregnancy weight gain 'going unmeasured'

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:59:07 GMT

Midwives want clear advice about how much weight is healthy for women to put on during pregnancy.

Bacteria disrupts Northern Ireland breast milk service

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:51:13 GMT

Donated breast milk held in the County Fermanagh facility is destroyed after a bug is found in the water supply.

'We haven't had sex in three years'

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:44:53 GMT

A survey of 2,000 Mumsnet and Gransnet users finds 29% have had sex fewer than 11 times in the past year.

South Africa's highest court legalises cannabis use

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:53:03 GMT

Pro-marijuana activists cheer following a landmark ruling by the country's highest court.

'I've performed 23,000 post-mortems'

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:10:37 GMT

Dr Richard Shepherd has examined evidence from 9/11 and 7/7 terror attacks, and the death of Stephen Lawrence.

How can you get enough iron from your diet?

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 23:19:43 GMT

How can you ensure you're getting the iron you need from your food, without eating too much red meat?

Can cold water swimming treat depression?

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:19:44 GMT

One young woman stopped all her medication after taking up swimming in cold water every week.

Targeted treatment for melanoma to be free on NHS

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:32:32 GMT

Trials showed the risk of the cancer returning after surgery was reduced with the therapy.

'My girl's meningitis was diagnosed as ear infection'

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 10:37:53 GMT

A charity warns the NHS must be more vigilant over deadly meningitis and sepsis cases.

The secret shame of having no sperm

Sun, 09 Sep 2018 23:37:09 GMT

Male infertility is now the most common reason for couples to seek IVF - but men often feel alone.

Call to ban early baby sex tests

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 23:58:53 GMT

The party fears the eight-week blood test, available privately, may lead to selective abortions of girls.

Crowdfunded cancer treatments - do they work?

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 07:50:50 GMT

Experts are concerned vulnerable patients are being exploited.

Are drink-driving limits too high?

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:30:18 GMT

How are the limits on how much alcohol you can drink set?

Bedside light tool could detect baby brain injury earlier

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:39:13 GMT

A new bedside tool can detect brain damage by measuring oxygen and energy levels using light.

Shropshire hospitals baby deaths review cases rise to over 100

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:00:52 GMT

Baby and mother deaths, as well as birth injuries, are being reviewed at hospitals in Shropshire.

Mum's fight to keep Southampton respite service open

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 23:43:01 GMT

A campaigning mother explains why respite services are so important.

Pre-sex HIV drug should be made available on NHS, MPs say

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:11:35 GMT

The Prep drug is cost-effective and proven to work, three MPs say.

Hiding my psychosis for 10 years from the age of 12

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:33:21 GMT

Luke Watkin first experienced psychosis at 12 years old - he didn't talk about it for a decade.

Making sure you get the right type of calorie

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:01:12 GMT

Meet the latest dietary idea being used in the battle against the bulge - the "quality" calorie.

Coca-Cola 'in talks' over cannabis-infused drinks

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:34:25 GMT

A report says the drinks giant is in discussions to develop pot-infused beverages with a cannabis firm.

Deaths spiked during UK heatwave

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:49:41 GMT

When temperatures went up in England this summer, so did deaths, Office for National Statistics data shows.

Ultra runner Sophie Power on breastfeeding during a 103-mile race

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:37:32 GMT

An ultra runner mother on why she breastfed her baby during a 103-mile marathon race.

Mark Lawrenson's cancer diagnosis and other TV stars 'saved' by viewers

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:03:25 GMT

Football pundit Mark Lawrenson is not the first celebrity to have his illness diagnosed on screen.

You, me and the Big C: 'Like listening to friends'

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 18:14:57 GMT

Fans of the You, Me and the Big C podcast pay tribute to Rachael Bland, who died on Wednesday.

Transplant patient walked down aisle by donor’s dad

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:02:01 GMT

Lisa Simkin contacted her donor’s family six months after a life-saving lung transplant, and says they “opened their door with loving arms”.

Pathologists shortage 'delaying cancer diagnosis'

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 00:16:26 GMT

Severe staff shortages are affecting services vital to diagnosing cancer, according to a report.

Rachel Day died of sepsis 10 days after diagnosis

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:02:34 GMT

Rachel Day was 29 when she contracted sepsis which ravaged her body killing her 10 days later.

Heart op patient wants to find Sully surgeon who saved her life

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 23:55:24 GMT

Susan Payne's life was saved by heart surgery when she was a child in 1960.

'Don't go cold turkey' to quit smoking

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:55:56 GMT

The annual Stoptober campaign launches with a warning to seek help when trying to kick the habit.

Jelly treats for people with dementia

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:11:26 GMT

After his grandmother was hospitalised, Lewis invented a hydrating treat for people with dementia.