YouTube stars 'might encourage kids to eat more calories'
Researchers are calling for more protection for children online, particularly on social media channels. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BBC presenter on finding out her cancer is incurable
5 live's Rachael Bland says she got the call from her doctor when she was on a day out with her son. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking ban plan for Welsh playgrounds
A strengthening of laws to ban smoking in public places in Wales is being put forward. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sheffield student with cleft lip bullied for the way he looked
A 13-year-old boy bullied because of his cleft lip is working with a charity to help others like him. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why NHS costs just keep going up
Economists warn the NHS will need an extra 4% a year - £2,000 per UK household - for the next 15 years. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer patient feels 'privileged to be alive' after NHS trial treatment
Taking part in clinical trials can bring enormous benefits, but few people are signing up (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast screen error 'could have been spotted earlier'
A leading cancer expert says the problems date back to 2005, but no one was properly checking the data. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola
Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, DR Congo is confident that it can contain the current outbreak of Ebola, which is thought to have killed 27 people. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I took 57 painkillers a day to get high'
Cheap and easy to obtain, the painkiller Tramadol has millions of Egyptians hooked on getting high. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small NHS funding rise would be 'disastrous'
Health committee chair Sarah Wollaston says rise of 3% will 'not be high enough' (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Collapsed carrot? Pathetic potato? Tips to keep food fresh beyond 'best before' date
Five tricks to help perishables last longer than their recommended 'best before' date. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bank holiday warning over gardening and DIY accidents
Surgeons say this time of year can bring a spike in accidents with gardening and DIY equipment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tax rises needed 'to prevent NHS misery'
Influential economists argue 4% extra a year is needed - and tax rises are the only way to pay for that. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Water resistant sunscreen claims ‘meaningless’, says Which?
The creams work much less well after they have been worn in the sea, warns consumer group Which?. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High levels of screen time linked to cancer and heart disease
Researchers in Glasgow analysed the amount of time 390,000 people spent looking at TV and computer screens. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: Patients 'taken to church'
Two of the three patients who were taken from the treatment centre for prayers have died. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mum helps stop daughter being bullied for birthmark
Sophie Parker shares her story of being bullied for having a birthmark on her face. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Campaigners in court over NHS policy
Group - backed by Prof Stephen Hawking before his death - are challenging creation of new health management bodies. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs call for more help to tackle 'epidemic of loneliness'
Doctors in Northern Ireland say loneliness has become a "public health epidemic". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is UK biggest exporter of legal cannabis?
The families of two children are seeking medical cannabis to help stop their seizures. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddlers to help dementia patients in Conwy restore memories
Toddlers spend time with dementia patients in Colwyn Bay to test the potential for restoring memory. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

London Ambulance Service taken out of special measures
A watchdog says "innovative changes" helped boost London Ambulance Service's performance. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?
Artificial sweeteners offer a sweet taste without the calories, but are they healthy? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are we using too much Calpol?
Thousands of litres are sold in the UK every year but do we use it at the right times? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

£13.4m claw back over NHS Wales waiting time failures
Three health boards fail to qualify for a share of £50m extra cash for improving waiting times. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blitz on sweet treats sees slow start
The sugar hit in puddings, biscuits and chocolate remains high despite a crackdown. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lini Puthussery: India's 'hero' nurse who died battling Nipah virus
Lini Puthussery is among 10 people who died in the viral outbreak in India's southern Kerala state. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds of ambulance staff work days lost due to abuse
There have been 2,278 reported incidents of abuse on ambulance staff since 2012/2013, figures show. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia-friendly lunches served at Norwich restaurant
A restaurant aims to give diners with dementia and their carers the "best possible time". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors explain Michael Jackson's impossible dance move
Spine experts reveal the improbable dynamics of the "Smooth Criminal" lean. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An egg a day to keep the doctor away?
A study in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of a stroke (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly
A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be deadly killer of humans. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug addicts in Scotland 'waiting up to six months' for treatment
Experts say more people with drug and alcohol problems should be fast-tracked for treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer
Early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia, says a UK scientist. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Germ clue to childhood cancer
Researcher believes early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BBC presenter Rachael Bland reveals 'incurable' cancer
Cancer blogger Rachael Bland says she is now a 'lab rat', as her hopes rest on clinical trials. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations begin in DR Congo
Some 4,000 vaccines are being used to try to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 26 people. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi
At least 11 die and 800 fall ill after eating the deadly fungi in the west of the country. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients lose hip replacement court case
Judge finds disputed metal-on-metal hip replacement 'not defective' in group action at High Court. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India
Nipah is "top of the list" of 10 priority diseases the WHO has identified for the next major outbreak. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations to begin in DR Congo
Some 4,000 vaccines will be used to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 25 people. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘My hip replacement left me in constant pain'
More than 300 people have taken the manufacturers of allegedly faulty hip replacements to the High Court. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercising regularly 'can keep heart and arteries young'
Four to five sessions a week are needed to stop the main arteries to the heart from furring up. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nanoparticles from tea leaves 'destroy lung cancer cells'
Scientists found tiny nanoparticles from the leaves destroyed 80% of cells they were applied to. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pepe's story: How I survived Spanish flu
José Ameal is believed to be the oldest Spanish survivor of the pandemic which followed World War I. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Period power brings free sanitary towels to school
Pupils at a school where free sanitary products are available tackle the stigma around periods. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say
Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comfort box gives Norfolk cancer patients a 'little lift'
The kindness in a box that is making a huge difference to women undergoing chemotherapy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?
Is when we eat clashing with our circadian rhythms and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Health Awareness Week: 'My camera helped me beat anxiety'
A photographer's portraits of strangers helped him to overcome his mental health problems. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news