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REFRESHED: December 13, 2017 | 05:05

BBC News - Health

BBC News - Health

England's chief nurse urges people to look out for family, friends and neighbours to help save lives.
Posted: December 13, 2017, 3:10 am
Natalie Toper tells her story of why she wears a stoma and how it has affected her daily life.
Posted: December 13, 2017, 1:21 am
The new tobacco products are safer than cigarettes but not risk-free, say UK experts.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 5:37 pm
The UN's drugs agency warns smuggling of the opioid tramadol, used by Boko Haram, must be stopped.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 2:50 pm
He said it was "utterly devastating" to discover that he could not join an airline's training scheme.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 2:38 pm
There have been 21 attacks on ambulance staff in the Western Trust area in 2017.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 1:09 pm
Tracey Balantine is accused of mistreating three patients with mental health problems in County Antrim.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 12:57 pm
When Alex Ritson's blood sugar dropped, he was glad his team at the BBC World Service knew what to do.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 12:30 pm
Kevin O'Neill is one of 15 people in the world with malignant myopericytoma - and he wants to trace the others.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 12:25 pm
There are concerns the Pig family's inappropriate doctor calls encourage people to behave similarly.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:46 am
Are campaigners standing outside abortion centres harassing women?
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:31 am
What is it like to be a donor family, a recipient or to be on the waiting list for a transplant?
Posted: December 12, 2017, 7:54 am
Max Olivares has a rare heart and lung condition, which requires a complex transplant operation.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 6:16 am
The government is proposing a big change by moving to a system of "presumed consent" in England.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 12:01 am
More than 10,000 new mums were offered up to £200 in shopping vouchers as encouragement to breastfeed.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 4:02 pm
An encounter with giraffes at a safari park broke months of silence from Poppy Campbell.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 2:26 pm
Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 1:34 pm
It is hoped the exhibition will help break the silence around stillbirth and miscarriage.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 8:10 am
The parents of a boy, six, who died from meningitis B have called on all children to be vaccinated.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 6:14 pm
A mum is taking photos of herself on the loo to campaign for disabled toilet facilities.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 5:13 pm
Care home residents in Wales have been decorating their Zimmer frames to make them more identifiable.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 2:00 pm
A mother dying from breast cancer has set up a campaign to expand a screening programme.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 8:59 am
Two young stroke survivors meet by chance and fall in love.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 1:40 am
University student Averil Hart's family said she starved herself to death in 10 weeks.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 12:36 am
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.
Posted: December 7, 2017, 8:53 am
When Lauren Thomas, 19, became a mother, she found the experience incredibly lonely.
Posted: December 7, 2017, 6:49 am
Jaimee Rae McCormack says her symptoms prompted diagnoses from hypochondria to food poisoning.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 7:28 pm
Alice, a married 26-year-old mother-of-two, has schizophrenia and is fed up of being portrayed as dangerous because of her condition.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 1:26 am
Heart transplantation has become a routine surgical operation, but the future promises equally amazing progress.
Posted: December 5, 2017, 1:09 am
Frank has a heart condition that means a sudden rush of adrenaline could kill him.
Posted: December 4, 2017, 7:33 pm
A brutal attack changed Colin Robertson's life and he is now helping brain injury victims.
Posted: December 2, 2017, 12:23 am
Over-reliance on and misuse of antibiotics has raised fears of a future without effective medicines.
Posted: October 27, 2017, 12:18 am
Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:03 pm
Experts say job security and a fall in the value of the pound are behind the trend.
Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:01 am
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