Health News from the BBC

  • Parents rarely spot child obesity March 29, 2015
    Parents hardly ever spot obesity in their children resulting in damaging consequences for health, doctors warn.
  • Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed March 29, 2015
    All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B after a deal with drug manufacturers, the health secretary says.
  • Cameron promises 'seven-day NHS' March 28, 2015
    All hospitals in England will provide "a truly seven-day NHS" by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron says.
  • British medic declared free of Ebola March 27, 2015
    A UK military medic has been discharged from hospital in London after being declared free of Ebola. Cpl Anna Cross was the first person in the world to be given the experimental drug MIL 77.
  • Labour to cap private profits in NHS March 27, 2015
    A Labour government would cap the amount of profit private firms can make from the NHS, Ed Miliband says as he launches the party's election campaign.
  • Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency' March 29, 2015
    Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation.
  • 'Rise in child mental health issues' March 28, 2015
    More children have mental health problems than two years ago, according to a union's survey of education staff.
  • Office workers 'too sedentary' March 27, 2015
    Office workers need to get up and move around more, according to a new campaign.
  • Fitness linked to lower cancer risk March 27, 2015
    Very fit men in their late 40s are less likely to get lung cancer and colorectal cancer than unfit men, a study in JAMA Oncology suggests.
  • NHS medical accidents unit 'needed' March 27, 2015
    A national body to investigate medical accidents in England should be established immediately, MPs say.