BBC News - Health
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3 hours ago Newborn babies tested for alcohol
Newborn babies are being tested for alcohol after researchers raised concerns about pregnant women drinking regularly.
3 hours ago Rich and poor lifespan gap 'widening'
The gap between the lifespans of rich and poor people in England and Wales is rising for the first time since the 1870s, research suggests.
3 hours ago New prostate cancer drugs 'promising'
A new type of cancer drug could benefit men with aggressive prostate cancer which is no longer responding to treatment, say researchers.
3 hours ago Breast cancer genetic discovery hailed
Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer, which they hope will unlock new ways of treating the disease.
18 hours ago Families 'not told' of resuscitation orders
Medical staff have placed "do not resuscitate" orders on thousands of patients in England without telling their families, an audit suggests.
21 hours ago Families 'not told' of resuscitation orders
Thousands of people in England are having "do not resuscitate" orders imposed on them without their family's knowledge, an audit of dying patients suggests.
24 hours ago Families 'not told' of resuscitation orders
Thousands of people in England are having "do not resuscitate" orders imposed on them without their family's knowledge, an audit of dying patients finds.
Yesterday Families 'not told' of resuscitation orders
Thousands of people in England are having "do not resuscitate" orders imposed on them without their family's consent, an audit of dying patients finds.
Yesterday Resuscitation orders 'kept from families'
Thousands of people are having "do not resuscitate" orders imposed on them without their families' consent, an audit of dying patients finds.
Yesterday Scientists raise fear of higher Zika risk
The Zika virus may be even more dangerous than previously thought, affecting the babies of up to 20% of pregnant women who contract it, scientists in Brazil tell the BBC.
May 1 VIDEO: Trapped in an institution for seven years
Debbie Evans talks about her son who has learning disabilities and has lived in a medical institution for seven years
Apr 30 No country for cancer patients
The country whose only cancer treatment machine is broken
Apr 30 VIDEO: Should children learn about infertility?
Victoria Derbyshire speaks to a panel of guests about a project to teach teenagers about the issue of infertility.
Apr 30 VIDEO: Surgery live-streamed in virtual reality
The operation of a patient undergoing surgery for colon cancer is streamed-live using virtual reality video.
Apr 29 Worsening depression 'link to dementia'
Increasing symptoms of depression in older age could indicate early signs of dementia, say scientists.
Apr 29 First US Zika death in Puerto Rico
The first known death in the US to the Zika virus is recorded in Puerto Rico where a 70-year-old has died, say health officials.
Apr 29 VIDEO: 'No doubt' Zika causes birth defects
Health officials in the United States have confirmed that the Zika virus in pregnant women causes babies to be born with unusually small heads and severe brain abnormalities.
Apr 29 'Secret of youth' in ginger gene
Scientists say they have made a leap in knowing why some people retain their youthful looks while others age badly.
Apr 28 Gene therapy reverses sight loss
A genetic therapy improves the vision of some patients who would otherwise have gone blind.
Apr 27 'Cancer made me want mashed potato'
The strange effects of cancer on appetite
Apr 27 Obesity 'explosion' in Chinese youth
Levels of obesity in China's rural youth have rapidly increased, a study warns, because of socioeconomic changes.
Apr 26 Hospitals 'coped with all-out strike'
Hospitals in England have coped well with the all-out strike by junior doctors - the first in the history of the NHS - health bosses are reporting.
Apr 26 'Dentist of horror' jailed in France
A Dutchman dubbed the "dentist of horror" is sentenced to eight years in France for mutilating the mouths of some 120 patients.
Apr 25 Bed bugs repulsed by certain colours
Bed bugs appear to have a strong preference for particular colours - a quirk that could be used against the troublesome pests, say scientists.
Apr 25 VIDEO: Should we eat more fish?
Across Asia people eat more fish than anywhere else in the world, but there is a potential danger as mercury and other chemicals are found in fish.
Apr 25 Virus 'can cause brain damage in babies'
An investigation into an outbreak of a new virus in Australia has uncovered cases of developmental delays and brain damage in children.
Apr 24 Fear over eating disorder care in Japan
Most people suffering with eating disorders in Japan are not receiving any medical or psychological support, according to doctors.
Apr 24 Why are Northern Ireland's abortion laws different?
Why is abortion essentially illegal in Northern Ireland?
Apr 23 'This is what it's like to pee after female genital mutilation'
'This is what it's like to pee after female genital mutilation'
Apr 23 Final piece of diabetes puzzle solved
A complete picture of what the immune system attacks to cause type 1 diabetes is revealed by scientists.