BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

How virtual reality is helping people with dementia

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:17:31 GMT

Virtual reality is being used to help people with dementia revisit their past.

Heavy menstrual bleeding: Keyhole hysterectomy technique 'more effective'

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:49:40 GMT

The problem affects a quarter of women in the UK and many end up having surgery to treat it.

Common cold stopped by experimental approach

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:03:32 GMT

It may be possible to make our bodies inhospitable for the cold virus after promising early research.

Oscar Saxelby-Lee: Cancer returns after stem cell transplant

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:11:25 GMT

Oscar's family aim to raise £500,000 to pay for further treatment they say is not available on the NHS.

Fake cancer cures: Debunking myths found in videos on YouTube

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:01:01 GMT

Professor Justin Stebbing, a cancer expert at Imperial College London, debunks some of the unproven “cures” for cancer.

Vaginismus: 'My body won't let me have sex'

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 23:53:11 GMT

Vaginismus is a psychosexual disorder that can destroy people's lives - so why does no one talk about it?

'Time outs' don't do any harm, parents told

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:13:19 GMT

If used appropriately, they can be effective in reducing problem behaviour, a US study suggests.

‘No-one asks new dads how they’re feeling at work’

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:00:11 GMT

Companies are doing more to support working dads but may overlook postnatal mental illness in men.

Universities 'in dark' over student mental health needs

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 23:01:14 GMT

A former health minister wants universities to be bound by law to meet students' mental health needs.

Gareth Thomas and HIV stigma: 'It takes people like him to fight against it'

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 14:46:19 GMT

Gareth Thomas can have a positive impact on HIV stigma, says George, who lives with the virus.

Chicken-choke Hitchin toddler reunited with life-savers

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:59:30 GMT

Charlotte Smith, two, choked while eating lunch at her nursery.

Brexit: Will Britons in the EU have to pay for NHS treatment?

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:22:48 GMT

Some UK citizens who live in the EU will be ineligible for free NHS treatment, if there is no deal.

Byron burger allergy death: Owen Carey's family demand law change

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:39:22 GMT

Owen Carey said he had a dairy allergy but was not told his meal contained buttermilk, a coroner rules.

What can restaurants do to help customers with allergies?

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:45:34 GMT

Some allergy sufferers say they are "terrified" when dining out and have asked eateries to do more to make them safe.

Christopher Eccleston: 'I'm a lifelong body-hater'

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:15:09 GMT

Doctor Who star reveals his "lifelong battle" with anorexia and how he considered suicide.

Cancer survival in the UK improving, but lagging behind - study

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:35:10 GMT

The UK is the worst of seven high-income countries for key cancers including lung, colon and pancreas.

Meningitis: 'I'm no longer Miss Independent'

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 23:37:30 GMT

A survey shows few understand the long-term effects of meningitis for people like Lesley.

A week in the life of a London trauma surgeon

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:13:54 GMT

Prof Karim Brohi describes holding a stabbed man's heart in his hands amid rising knife crime in the capital.

Rugby's Gareth Thomas on HIV: 'I want to break the stigma'

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 20:45:18 GMT

Former Wales captain Gareth Thomas says by revealing his condition he wants to educate everybody, including himself.

Malaria vaccine in Kenya - a potential game-changer

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:21:56 GMT

More than 300,000 children are expected to receive the vaccine over the next three years.