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World Mental Health Day: PM appoints suicide prevention minister
October 10, 2018
Mediterranean diet 'may help prevent depression'
September 28, 2018
What works for treating children's colds?
October 15, 2018
Children get six to eight colds a year - twice as many as adults - but there's little evidence on what helps improve symptoms like blocked or runny noses and sneezing.
So are there remedies worth trying?
Pharmacies and supermarkets are full of cough and cold medicines wh...
A minister for suicide prevention has been appointed in England by the prime minister as the government hosts the first ever global mental health summit.
Theresa May said the appointment of Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price to the new role will help tackle the stigma s...
October 5, 2018
Chi Chi Izundu, Victoria Derbyshire programme
A second British woman has died from "Brazilian butt lift" surgery, the BBC has learned, as fresh warnings come over the risks.
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) said it was the most dangerous cosmetic procedure to undergo.
October 4, 2018
Teenagers using cannabis are causing long-lasting damage to their developing brains, a Canadian study suggests.
It found the impact on thinking skills, memory and behaviour was worse than that of teenage drinking.
The researchers, from the University of Montreal, urged t...
Women are being advised to check their pregnancy tests after some Clear & Simple devices gave inaccurate positive results.
Manufacturer Guangzhou Wondfo Biotech is recalling more than 58,000 digital pregnancy tests that have been distributed in the UK.
Women are advised...
Eating a Mediterranean diet may help prevent depression, research suggests.
But an expert in metabolic medicine says more rigorous, targeted trials are needed to confirm evidence of the potential link.
The findings, in Molecular Psychiatry, come from a review of 41 studi...
September 27, 2018
Nick Triggle, Health correspondent
An ageing fleet, high sickness rates and slow uptake of technology hampers the ability of the NHS to answer 999 calls quickly, a review says.
The report produced for the regulator NHS Improvement found significant inefficiencies in England.
If the problems are not addres...
September 21, 2018
Many yoghurts are full of sugar and the public should not be lulled into thinking they are eating healthy products, researchers say.
The conclusion comes after a study of almost 900 yoghurts on sale in UK supermarkets.
The Leeds University-led research found that organic...
September 18, 2018
Hundreds of patients with a type of aggressive skin cancer will be offered a targeted therapy on the NHS in England and Wales, which reduces the risk of it returning.
At present, they have to hope their cancer will not return after surgery.
The drug has been shown to imp...
September 14, 2018
Dr Michael Mosley, Trust Me I'm a Doctor
Do you often feel tired, short of breath or can you feel you heart beating away inside your chest? Have your friends commented that you look unusually pale?
If so, you may have iron-deficiency anaemia, the world's most common nutritional disorder.
In the UK, it is partic...
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