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BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

Aneurin Bevan: Trusts apologise after death of NHS founder's great-nephew

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:50:56 GMT

The great-nephew of Aneurin Bevan died after a delay in him being offered radiotherapy.

Who do you trust for health advice?

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 10:45:36 GMT

Doctors and nurses are the most trusted for advice, but attitudes differ globally, a survey finds.

Postpartum psychosis: 'We take it one day at a time'

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 23:06:29 GMT

Postpartum psychosis meant Kimberley Beavan's baby had to be raised by her grandparents.

Crossing Divides: Healing young and old with a singalong

Sat, 22 Jun 2019 02:58:36 GMT

How a cross-generational therapeutic knees-up can help old and young alike.

Hundreds more cases in Shropshire baby deaths review

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:45:33 GMT

New cases are understood to include still births and baby deaths in the final stages of labour.

Vaccines: Do they wear out? And other questions answered

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:39:48 GMT

Prof Beate Kampmann answers your questions on vaccines and the risks of not immunising children.

The medical student who died of measles

Sat, 22 Jun 2019 00:28:28 GMT

The death of a student doctor from a preventable disease shows how Ukraine has become the measles capital of Europe.

Power and endurance training 'key to all-round fitness'

Sun, 23 Jun 2019 00:25:48 GMT

Blend of strength and endurance training makes team sport players the fittest of all, a study finds.

What does personalised medicine mean for you?

Sun, 16 Jun 2019 23:34:02 GMT

Technology is making it possible to tailor treatments to ever smaller groups of patients.

The gay men breaking blood donation rules

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:12:32 GMT

The men believe who they have sex with should not prevent them from giving blood.

'My bulimia was hidden by my normal weight'

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:34:32 GMT

Lee Donald says eating disorders can go unnoticed because too many associate them with being underweight.

Family brand terminal illness assessments 'degrading'

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 23:25:54 GMT

Susan Hill had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease when she had "bizarre" benefit claim tests.

Conor Devine - the Ironman with MS

Sun, 23 Jun 2019 12:36:08 GMT

Conor Devine, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, is fighting back against his illness.

Shiyenze Khasoha: 'My designs fund my cancer treatment'

Sun, 23 Jun 2019 01:59:15 GMT

Kenyan Shiyenze Khasoha sells clothes she designs to pay for her ovarian cancer treatment.

What is the contaminated blood scandal?

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:17:50 GMT

The infection of up to 30,000 people with contaminated blood is one of the biggest NHS scandals.

Family of MND patient: End assessments for terminally ill

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 23:29:48 GMT

Susan Hill had to undergo an assessment before getting a benefit to help pay for carers.

Dwarfism drug aims to boost healthy growth

Sat, 22 Jun 2019 04:23:41 GMT

Nine-year-old Sam is taking part in a trial of a new drug researchers hope can boost healthy bone growth.

What are vaccines, how do they work and why are people sceptical?

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 04:00:15 GMT

Vaccines help save the lives of millions a year. This is how they came about - and why they matter.

Vaccinations were a major issue in the 2018 elections

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 23:10:41 GMT

Fake news is fuelling the anti-vaccine movement and one government's attempt to get children vaccinated may be making it worse.

'I want to be a guinea pig to help others'

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 23:20:10 GMT

How one amputee is helping scientists improve the lives of other people who rely on prosthetic limbs.

Gambling addiction clinic to help addicts aged 13 to 25

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 07:03:26 GMT

The first National Problem Gambling Clinic, offering support to people aged 13 to 25, is set to open.

Residents in care homes 'missing out on dental care'

Sun, 23 Jun 2019 23:02:08 GMT

Inspectors warn care homes and the NHS to do more to look after the teeth of vulnerable residents.

Dr Aayesha Hassan is fighting misinformation and distrust within the UK's Somali community

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:23:14 GMT

With measles cases on the rise in UK, Dr Aayesha Hassan is fighting misinformation and distrust within the Somali community.

'Living drug' offers hope to terminal blood cancer patients

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 04:31:15 GMT

Doctors say some lymphoma patients are being completely cured in a way "never been seen before".

Our son took his own life after gambling addiction

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 08:48:01 GMT

Jack Richie started gambling at school and took his own life at 24. His parents say the addiction is 'not unlike a heroin addiction'.