Health News from the BBC

  • NHS 'should work more with hospices' July 23, 2014
    Hospices could play a greater role in end-of-life care and stop hospitals being the "default option", says former Tory party leader Lord Howard.
  • Indian boy has 232 teeth removed July 23, 2014
    Doctors in India extract 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.
  • Three person IVF plans 'progress' July 22, 2014
    A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.
  • Quarantine over China plague death July 23, 2014
    Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.
  • Victorian-era diseases 'returning' July 23, 2014
    Diseases traditionally associated with the Victorian era are on the rise again in England, experts are warning.
  • S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected July 23, 2014
    The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.
  • NHS staff balloted over strike action July 22, 2014
    Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.
  • 'Large gene find in schizophrenia' July 22, 2014
    In the largest ever genetic study of the disease, scientists have discovered some 80 genes which could leave people at higher risk of schizophrenia.
  • 'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV July 22, 2014
    Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its hiding places in the body.
  • NHS tests 'plaster' patient-monitor July 22, 2014
    The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch.