BBC Health News

Subscribe to BBC Health News feed BBC Health News
BBC News - Health
Updated: 5 hours 57 min ago

My 'butterfly skin' could kill me but I want to raise awareness for others

8 hours 22 min ago
Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare genetic condition where skin can tear at the slightest touch.

Unprofessional TikTok medical videos 'not the norm'

9 hours 17 min ago
TikTok videos made by doctors and nurses this week have been accused of spreading misinformation.

Susan Warby death: Whistleblower letter to husband 'revealed blunders'

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 15:45
The hospital reportedly demanded fingerprints and samples of handwriting to find the whistleblower.

Fake drugs: How bad is Africa’s counterfeit medicine problem?

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:13
Seven African countries are meeting in Togo to tackle the issue of fake drugs.

Stroke consultant shortage 'hurtling towards crisis'

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 02:04
Some 48% of hospitals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland do not have the staff they need, figures suggest.

Social media data needed for 'harm' research, say doctors

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 01:31
Understanding usage by children is key to studying potential harms and benefits, psychiatrists say.

Newcastle children talk mental health thanks to puppets

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 00:58
The show is touring schools and is being used to spot early signs of issues.

A snapshot of what it’s like to be autistic or dyspraxic

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 00:10
Exceptional Individuals is showing employers how to make their work environment neurodiverse friendly.

Does your company nurture neurodiverse talent?

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 00:07
Universal Music UK have changed their work culture to be more inclusive to neurodiverse people.

Scotland bid to regulate beauty filler industry

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 00:06
A new licensing scheme targets non-healthcare professionals who carry out work like lip enhancements.

Fundraising to communicate with our daughter

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 00:03
Provision of sign language courses for parents of deaf children is found to be "patchy".

Utah condom campaign halted over racy packaging

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 22:16
The US state was to distribute 100,000 condoms for free as part of an HIV-prevention campaign.

'My sister died after taking a line of cocaine'

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 20:04
Research for the BBC by NHS Digital shows a huge rise in mental and physical illness linked to cocaine.

Susan Warby: Errors in woman's bowel surgery - inquest

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 19:35
Susan Warby, 57, died five weeks after surgery at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, an inquest hears.

'Alarming' one in five deaths due to sepsis

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 17:07
The most detailed study of sepsis shows it is a much bigger problem than previously thought.

Dementia: Does heading a football cause the disease?

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 16:02
Concerns are growing that heading a football may increase the risk of players developing dementia.

Scottish FA 'could ban children heading balls within weeks'

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 09:23
The move follows a study which found that former players are three and half times more like to die of dementia.

Running Stories: 'Epilepsy was a blessing in disguise'

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 01:14
Ellie-May is a runner who stopped partying and lost mates due to epilepsy but running changed that.

Why are opioids still given for chronic pain?

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 00:44
Opioids work only for some with long-term pain - so why are they still being given to patients?

NHS tells betting firms to stop 'vicious gambling cycle'

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 00:11
Free bets other incentives should be banned to make gambling safer, a letter to companies says.