Health News from the BBC

  • Quarter of skin cells 'on road to cancer' May 21, 2015
    More than a quarter of a middle-aged person's skin may have already made the first steps towards cancer, a study suggests.
  • Brain-reading implant controls arm May 21, 2015
    A man has been able to control a robotic limb with a mind-reading implant in his brain.
  • Cancer fund reprieves only one drug May 22, 2015
    The Cancer Drugs Fund in England will continue to pay for a stomach cancer drug after an appeal by the manufacturer.
  • Tesco to cut sugar in soft drinks May 22, 2015
    Campaign group Action on Sugar welcomes Tesco's commitment to reduce added sugars by 5% per year in all their own-label soft drinks.
  • 'Rosetta Stone' for prostate cancer May 21, 2015
    Scientists have unveiled a comprehensive genetic map of advanced prostate cancer, hailing it as the disease's "Rosetta Stone".
  • English drink 'more than estimated' May 22, 2015
    The amount of alcohol people in England drink is underestimated by the equivalent of 12 million bottles of wine a week, according to new research.
  • Largest NHS trust is 'inadequate' May 22, 2015
    The biggest NHS Trust and two more of the hospitals it runs have been labelled "inadequate" by inspectors.
  • GPs' leader attacks seven-day plan May 20, 2015
    David Cameron needs to "get real" and ditch his "surreal obsession" with opening GP surgeries in England seven days a week, the British Medical Association says.
  • Woman has 'first' double heart op May 21, 2015
    A heart patient has two operations simultaneously, in what surgeons say is the first procedure of its type in the UK.
  • Paracetamol in pregnancy warning May 20, 2015
    Pregnant women should be careful when using paracetamol as long-term use could affect the reproductive health of their sons, a study in mice suggests.