Health News from the BBC

  • Everyone 'must take vitamin D pills' August 3, 2015
    Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements to counter the lack of sunshine in England, government experts are proposing.
  • Pancreatic cancer urine test hope August 3, 2015
    A simple urine test which could detect pancreatic cancer much earlier than at present is developed by scientists.
  • Brain game for schizophrenia patients August 2, 2015
    A computer-based brain training game could improve the daily lives of people with schizophrenia, say University of Cambridge researchers.
  • Reading 'boosts social relations' August 2, 2015
    A new study says reading for pleasure can help people relate to each other and increase their empathy.
  • Teenagers urged to have MenW vaccine August 1, 2015
    Teenagers across the UK going to university and college this year are being urged to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis W.
  • Ebola vaccine results 'remarkable' July 31, 2015
    A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection in a pioneering trial described as a "potential game-changer".
  • Mental health services to get £143m July 31, 2015
    The government is to invest £143m improving children's mental health services in England this year, BBC News learns.
  • Viagra 'added to Chinese alcohol' August 2, 2015
    Two distillers in China added Viagra to thousands of bottles of spirits and told customers it had "health-preserving qualities", food officials say.
  • HIV flushed out by cancer drug July 30, 2015
    HIV can be flushed out of its hiding places in the body using a cancer drug, researchers show.
  • NHS recruitment from EU 'aggressive' July 31, 2015
    Nursing leaders in Portugal, Spain and Italy say "aggressive strategies" are being used to "fool" a growing number of their staff into working in the NHS.