Health News

Pledge to end smoking in England by 2030

The ambition is part of a range of measures to tackle the causes of preventable ill health....

‘I had chemo for breast cancer that never existed’

Sarah Boyle underwent chemotherapy and a mastectomy before the mistake was noticed....

UK newborn baby screening 'not good enough'

Newborn screening checks for rare but serious health conditions are not happening, says a charity....

Contaminated blood inquiry: Karisa Jones speaks of 'nightmare' diagnosis

A widow tells the contaminated blood inquiry of both her and her husband's infections....

Canned laughter 'makes jokes funnier'

It works for "dad jokes" too, according to researchers who tried it out on 72 volunteers....

Resistant malaria spreading in South East Asia

Drug-resistant malaria parasites have moved from Cambodia to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam....

Transgender treatment: Puberty blockers study under investigation

Early findings of patients reporting thoughts of self-harm warranted investigation, Newsnight finds....

Tafida Raqeeb: Parents' bid to get daughter treated goes to High Court

Doctors treating Tafida Raqeeb in the UK have said it is in her best interests to be allowed to die....

UK weather: How to keep cool and carry on in a heatwave

With temperatures set to soar in the coming days, how can the UK keep cool and carry on?...

'How I got to medical school via A&E and the chicken shop'

Yousef used to spend hours hanging around the High Street with mates, until an injury changed his life....

What can be done about Scotland's drugs crisis?

Experts back five ways of trying to halt Scotland's rising toll of drug-related deaths....

Excluded from school: How boxing helps teenagers with ADHD

Excluded from mainstream school, these teenagers explain how boxing helps them channel their ADHD....

Ebola in DR Congo: Fear and mistrust stalk battle to halt outbreak

A snapshot from Butembo in DR Congo - one of the frontlines in the fight against the deadly virus....

‘I used to scream: For God’s sake, just eat!’

One family on their struggle to find support after their daughter was diagnosed with anorexia....

Wymondham girl, 10, making full recovery from stroke

Holly Browning lost feeling in her arm and couldn't speak....

Wheelchair basketball player Abdi Jama: I'm lucky to be alive

Abdi Jama was paralysed after a fall. Now he's an international wheelchair basketball player for Great Britain....

Surgeons call for breast implant illness warning

Naomi Macarthur got breast implants in 2014, but within weeks says she began to suffer from chronic pain and extreme fatigue....

Would this burger tempt you to eat meat?

Two BBC presenters put Impossible Foods' meat-free burger to the taste test. How does it shape up?...

Conjoined twins: Sisters meet surgeons who separated them

Ritaj and Rital were born joined at the head. They're reunited with the doctors who saved their lives....

'We need to know more on surgery for war-zone children'

A new medical guide aims to improve the chances of saving children's lives, and limbs, in war zones....

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