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Woman saw 20 doctors before endometriosis diagnosis

Thu, 28 Mar 2024 07:52:41 GMT

Dearbhail Ormond was diagnosed with endometriosis after seeing 20 doctors across 18 years.

Error to open pubs not schools, Covid inquiry told

Fri, 06 Oct 2023 16:11:13 GMT

The ex-children's commissioner in England says most senior officials did not put children first.

Are weight-loss injections the answer to obesity?

Sun, 19 Mar 2023 00:52:45 GMT

The appeal is clear - but should we be turning to appetite-suppressing injections?

Health staff start court fight over long Covid

Wed, 06 Mar 2024 17:46:52 GMT

They say they are disabled after catching Covid at work, with no protection from employers.

How much do junior doctors really get paid?

Fri, 11 Aug 2023 12:51:17 GMT

The BBC asked two junior doctors in England to show us their payslips and reveal their salaries.

Why are measles cases rising and what is the MMR vaccine?

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 12:17:01 GMT

Young people are being encouraged to have the MMR jab, as cases of measles rise across England.

Unpaid carers shocked at having to repay thousands

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 05:45:41 GMT

Two ex-ministers say the government should pause demands for large sums of money from benefits overpayments.

Weak evidence and toxic debate letting down gender care children, report says

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 14:46:46 GMT

A landmark report says "toxicity" of debate is hampering medical research into gender services.

NHS spring Covid booster jab bookings to open

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 23:58:41 GMT

People eligible for the free vaccine in England, including everyone aged over 74, can book from Monday.

Sunak reveals he fasts at beginning of the week

Mon, 29 Jan 2024 12:37:18 GMT

The PM says he tries to fast at the start of the week so he can indulge in his “weakness for sugary things” on other days.

Need an op? The hospitals with the worst waits

Thu, 14 Mar 2024 11:35:16 GMT

BBC News analysis reveals wide variation across England in waits for planned hospital treatment.

Is Covid now just a regular winter bug?

Tue, 31 Oct 2023 15:50:35 GMT

There were more flu deaths than Covid ones last winter - but for some, the fear remains. Why?

Can health secretary name NHS trusts performing well?

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 09:09:11 GMT

Victoria Atkins is challenged to name some health trusts meeting their targets to cut waiting lists.

Aphantasia: Why I cannot see my children in my mind

Sun, 31 Mar 2024 00:18:27 GMT

Not everyone can picture images in their mind's eye and remember sounds or faces - but why?

Gang culture at neurosurgery department, doctor alleges

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 19:01:43 GMT

Neurosurgeon Mansoor Foroughi alleges he was dismissed after he raised safety concerns.

Paxman: Parkinson's makes you wish you'd not been born

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 03:57:56 GMT

The former University Challenge presenter delivers a list of recommendations to Downing Street.

Nine-year-olds added to malicious WhatsApp groups

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 09:53:11 GMT

Schools warn thousands of parents on Tyneside about malicious group chats on the messaging app.

What to do if you have Covid

Wed, 20 Dec 2023 16:17:17 GMT

No Covid restrictions are in place across the UK, so how should you manage having it?

'Radiographer started crying during my cancer scan'

Sun, 07 Apr 2024 08:13:41 GMT

Molly Cuddihy shares her story in a podcast covering themes including mental health and body image.

'There are loads of people that vape at school'

Mon, 29 Jan 2024 14:54:43 GMT

A group of teenagers in Fife have been making a documentary about the impact of disposable vapes.

New cause of asthma damage revealed

Thu, 04 Apr 2024 23:00:37 GMT

Cells lining the airways are squeezed to destruction, setting up a cycle of harm, lab studies suggest.

Covid jab could be available privately from 2024

Thu, 05 Oct 2023 16:15:50 GMT

Moderna is hoping to make its Covid jab available privately in the UK.

'Zombie' drug found in cannabis THC vapes in UK

Tue, 09 Apr 2024 23:41:50 GMT

Cannabis vapes are being sold containing the dangerous animal tranquiliser xylazine, experts say.

What are assisted dying, assisted suicide and euthanasia?

Thu, 28 Mar 2024 10:30:28 GMT

Many countries have legalised assisted dying, assisted suicide or euthanasia, which are different.

UK Covid inquiry comes to Scotland… in 90 seconds

Tue, 16 Jan 2024 11:51:26 GMT

The BBC's Kirsten Campbell outlines what can be expected during three weeks of evidence held in Edinburgh.

What is the infected blood scandal and how many people died?

Tue, 02 Apr 2024 14:19:15 GMT

Thousands were infected with HIV and hepatitis C, in the worst treatment disaster in NHS history.

What is the new vaping tax and when will it start?

Wed, 06 Mar 2024 15:25:45 GMT

The government will introduce a new vaping tax on top of measures to stop children vaping.

Study aims to break brain injury link to depression

Tue, 02 Apr 2024 00:22:20 GMT

Half of those admitted to hospital with a brain injury report depression in the following year, research suggests.

'The NHS paid for my mum to go private. She died'

Mon, 08 Apr 2024 17:19:12 GMT

BBC Panorama investigates patient safety at a major private provider used by the NHS.

'I embrace my alopecia, but I’d love my old hair back’

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 23:36:30 GMT

People living with alopecia could have access to treatment on the NHS in Scotland for the first time.

What is pregabalin and why can it be dangerous?

Thu, 21 Mar 2024 14:09:52 GMT

The prescription drug has been linked to a number of deaths in the UK and around the world.

PM defends NHS record as targets missed in England

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 18:24:59 GMT

The latest figures show many patients face long waits, but the PM insists headway is being made.