Health News from the BBC

  • Distinct ME stages found, says study February 28, 2015
    Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment.
  • Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO February 27, 2015
    People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests.
  • Row over Savile hospital access claim February 27, 2015
    The NHS Trust boss responsible for Stoke Mandeville hospital is criticised for telling an MP Jimmy Savile was 'not given free access', the BBC learns.
  • Age-related leukaemia cases may soar February 27, 2015
    It is "almost inevitable" that your blood will take the first steps towards leukaemia as you age, researchers show.
  • Start date for 'Devo Manc' NHS plan February 27, 2015
    Greater Manchester will begin taking control of its health budget from April after a devolution agreement is signed by the Chancellor George Osborne.
  • Call to ban energy drinks for kids February 26, 2015
    Energy drinks should be banned for children under 16, according to the campaign and research group Action on Sugar.
  • Dispute over outdoor smoking ban call February 26, 2015
    Health experts argue the ban on smoking in indoor public spaces should be extended to cover outdoor spaces such as parks.
  • Man sentenced for doctor CV changes February 26, 2015
    A recruitment consultant, who changed eight doctors' CVs to secure them jobs, is given a suspended sentence.
  • WHO 'taken aback' by measles outbreaks February 25, 2015
    Measles vaccinations must be immediately stepped up across Europe and central Asia after a series of outbreaks, the World Health Organization says.
  • 'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men' February 24, 2015
    Healthy gay men should be offered daily HIV drugs to prevent infections, say campaigners.