Health News from the BBC

  • Mental health nursing cuts warning November 23, 2014
    Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services "under unprecedented strain", says the nurses' union.
  • NHS staff fly out to fight Ebola November 22, 2014
    The first group of NHS volunteers set off from London Heathrow, bound for Sierra Leone where they will help in the fight against Ebola.
  • A&Es miss four-hour wait standard November 21, 2014
    NHS England figures show 92.9% of patients were seen within four hours of arrival in A&E last week- the lowest percentage since April 2013.
  • Bill against 'privatised' NHS backed November 21, 2014
    A bill which aims to curb the role of the private sector in the NHS has cleared its first hurdle in the House of Commons.
  • NHS 'should use cancer drug for eyes' November 21, 2014
    A drug that prevents elderly people losing their sight should be routinely available on the NHS, says the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
  • Early sign of yellow fever found November 21, 2014
    An early signifier of yellow fever, an infectious disease which can be fatal, could lead to a new treatment and better diagnosis, a study said.
  • 'No fertility help for cancer young' November 21, 2014
    Young women with breast cancer are not being told about the possibility of freezing eggs or embryos ahead of potentially damaging chemotherapy treatment, says charity Breast Cancer Care.
  • Breastfeeding voucher trial results November 20, 2014
    Initial results of a controversial scheme offering shopping vouchers to persuade mothers to breastfeed have shown promise, researchers say.
  • Watchdog ranks mental health trusts November 20, 2014
    Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission ranks mental health NHS trusts in England in terms of risk of providing poor care.
  • Female bosses 'more depressed' November 20, 2014
    Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.