‘Don’t go cold turkey’ to quit smoking

The annual Stoptober campaign launches with a warning to seek help when trying to kick the habit. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

‘I broke every bone in my face – and survived’

Tom Locke is one of 1,600 people alive today thanks to a change in the way the NHS works, a study suggests. *Featured images and...

How the humble cabbage can stop cancers

Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Health News Full article...

Mood Kill: Real life mental health stories inspire new play

A writer's father opens up for the first time after she rewrote her show to encompass his mental health. *Featured images and content are taken...

Are women turning their back on the pill?

Use of coils, implants and injections has nearly doubled in a decade, NHS figures show. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Books ‘open blind boy Ted’s eyes to world’

Nine-year-old Ted has Stickler syndrome - which caused his retinas to detach resulting in him becoming blind. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Vagina rejuvenating therapies ‘pose serious risk’

These cosmetic procedures pose a serious risk of burns, scarring and recurring pain, warn experts. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Trying to conquer my fear of flying

5 Live listener Jo tries to overcome her fear of flying on a special course, which includes a 30 min flight. But will she...

Parents of premature babies face a further trauma – PTSD

There is a lack of psychological support for parents in neonatal units, a charity says. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

‘Period poverty led me to become homeless’

Stevie-Jo Pasing's family could not afford to buy her sanitary products during her school years. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Kent and Medway NHS hernia policy ‘may be rationing’ surgery

Some hernia patients have to show they have a serious complication to get surgery, doctors say. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Brothers spread positive message about Down’s Syndrome

Brothers Alex and Nick are making a documentary about Down's Syndrome. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Health News Full article...

‘Opening the grief of miscarriage’

Anna Whitehouse tells how sharing her experiences of five miscarriages was "essential" for her. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

Events include a service at Westminster Abbey and a royal visit in Wales. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Health...

Billy Caldwell: Emergency medicine licence enables boy to return to NI

NI health department issues emergency licence allowing doctors to treat young boy with medicinal cannabis. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

‘I’ve been an NHS patient for 70 years’

Patients, politicians and celebrities pay tribute to the NHS as it marks its 70th anniversary. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

NHS at 70: Aneira Thomas the first NHS baby

Aneira Thomas arrived at one minute past midnight on 5th July 1948, at Glanamman hospital in west Wales. *Featured images and content are taken from...

Blood scandal inquiry ‘will find any cover-up’

"A very large amount of evidence" will be trawled to uncover how so many patient lives were lost or harmed. *Featured images and content are...

Children’s mental health services need ‘major ramp up’

NHS England's head says social media contributes to rising mental health problems among young people. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Being back in the NHS ‘reminded me of Afghanistan’

Michael Mosley compares working in A&E now and as a medical student 30 years ago. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Eloise Parry death: Bernard Rebelo convicted of manslaughter

Bernard Rebelo is convicted of the manslaughter of Eloise Parry who died after taking eight diet pills. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Metal fillings ‘leak mercury after scan’

A new powerful type of MRI scan releases the toxin from silver-coloured amalgam fillings, a study finds. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Will new obesity measures make your life easier?

New rules aiming to tackle child obesity have been broadly welcomed - with some reservations. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

How to manage your hay fever this summer

After a Met Office warning about unusually high pollen levels, here are some top tips for sufferers. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Drug ‘reduces hearing loss’ after childhood cancer treatment

Given hours after chemotherapy, it showed promising results in children with a rare cancer. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

The nurses tackling mental illness in police custody

About third of those arrested in England have mental health issues. The BBC met the nurses who help them. *Featured images and content are taken...

Wales ‘behind’ in technology to detect prostate cancer

The mpMRI scan is currently available in just three out of seven Welsh health boards. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Hundreds of breast cancer patients ‘denied reconstruction’

One in five NHS bodies is limiting access to corrective surgery, a breast cancer charity report says. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Stoke patients delaying cancer treatments for holidays

Doctors are appealing to people who are referred with potential cancer not to delay being seen. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective...

Could your medications be making you depressed?

A US study finds many commonly-used drugs may increase the risk of the condition. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

More cuts to care on way – council chiefs

Vulnerable elderly and disabled people will lose out, campaigners warn, as councils feel the squeeze. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

The children who hear ‘terrifying’ voices

One in 12 children is thought to persistently hear voices that are not there. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Why beige carbs are the ones to avoid – Dr Xand van Tulleken

Low-carb diets have been around for a while. But did you know the colour of the carbs you eat also matters - and Dr...

The failed abortion survivor whose mum thought she was dead

Melissa Ohden was 14 when she learned her mother tried to abort her. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Health...

Bereaved parents ‘let down at work by lack of support’

Three out of five parents said no-one talked to them about the loss of their baby when they went back to work. *Featured images and...

Deficit for NHS trusts in England double the amount planned

Higher patient demand and staff costs are blamed for a total deficit of £960m for trusts in England. *Featured images and content are taken from...

How many children are "severely obese"?

Councils responsible for public health are concerned that children become more overweight at primary school. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Cancer patient feels ‘privileged to be alive’ after NHS trial treatment

Taking part in clinical trials can bring enormous benefits, but few people are signing up *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Bank holiday warning over gardening and DIY accidents

Surgeons say this time of year can bring a spike in accidents with gardening and DIY equipment. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

£13.4m claw back over NHS Wales waiting time failures

Three health boards fail to qualify for a share of £50m extra cash for improving waiting times. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

An egg a day to keep the doctor away?

A study in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of a stroke *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source:...

Growing resistance to antifungal drugs ‘a global issue’

Scientists warn this could lead to more outbreaks of disease and affect people who are already ill. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Dementia exercise programmes ‘don’t slow brain decline’

Gym exercise programmes for people with mild to moderate dementia "don't work", researchers say. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

Male nurse: ‘I was told to become a bricky’

Nine in 10 nurses are women - but the Royal College of Nursing wants that to change. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

FGM: Dorset survivor says it shouldn’t be a taboo

Salimata was subjected to FGM in Senegal when she was five years old. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC Health...

HPV jab safe and effective, study finds

Trials show the vaccine is low risk and protects girls and young women against a virus linked to cervical cancer. *Featured images and content are...

Woman with Down’s contributes to Alzheimer’s research

Amy is part of a Cambridge University study to find a treatment for Alzheimer's. *Featured images and content are taken from the respective sites/sources Source: BBC...

UK parks boost quality of life by £34bn

It is also estimated green spaces save the NHS about £111m a year in prevented GP visits. *Featured images and content are taken from the...

Regular fast food eating linked to fertility issues in women

Women who eat fast food regularly and not enough fruit are more likely to struggle to conceive, a study suggests. *Featured images and content are...

Bath additives for child eczema ineffective, study finds

Experts say the findings suggest the NHS could better spend the £23m each year it costs for the treatment. *Featured images and content are taken...