Health News from the BBC

  • New hospital food rules introduced August 28, 2014
    Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.
  • Ebola region faces UK travel ban August 28, 2014
    All but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office warns British nationals.
  • Genetic clues to spread of Ebola August 28, 2014
    Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.
  • NHS complaints rise to 480 every day August 28, 2014
    The number of complaints made about NHS care in England increased to an average of 480 every day, according to official data.
  • Depression in cancer 'overlooked' August 28, 2014
    Three-quarters of cancer patients who are depressed are not getting the psychological therapy they need, researchers say.
  • WHO warns 20,000 at risk of Ebola August 28, 2014
    The UN's health agency says the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, and urges airlines to resume flights.
  • Cancer drugs face NHS price squeeze August 27, 2014
    The government might threaten to stop buying some expensive cancer drugs if the companies that make them do not cut their prices, Newsnight learns.
  • Tomatoes linked with fighting cancer August 27, 2014
    Eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer, research suggests.
  • Hormone 'protects premature babies' August 27, 2014
    The hormone erythropoietin (EPO) could prevent brain injuries in very premature babies, a study suggests.
  • Ex dental prof loses dismissal claim August 28, 2014
    Prof Philip Lamey, a former professor of dentistry, has lost his case for unfair dismissal brought against Queen's University, Belfast.