Allied Healthcare to transfer care contracts
The home care provider was warned this month by the care regulator about its financial sustainability. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insomnia: 'No link' between sleepless nights and early death
A new report says there's no link between lack of sleep and early death, but does that come as any comfort? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

YouTube stunts lead to rise in Swansea hospital burns victims
Surgeons issue a warning as more young people suffer injuries performing stunts for social media. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu vaccine delays for over-65s 'resolved by weekend'
Patients and GPs have been frustrated by shortages caused by the staggered supply of the new vaccine. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS bosses look to overhaul cancer screening
The announcement comes the day after an "appalling" cervical-screening blunder hits more than 40,000 women. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'New mums need to be given better health education'
George Roach's wife Michelle died from a pulmonary embolism six weeks after giving birth. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pollution linked to 'stunted lung capacity' in London schoolchildren
Exposure to diesel fumes was linked to an approximate 5% reduction in lung capacity in London children. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should we pay people for donating blood?
Worldwide sales of blood plasma are increasingly strongly, but is it ethically right that people should be paid to donate it? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I avoid kissing as my peanut allergy could kill me'
Oli Weatherall has to go to extreme lengths to keep himself alive because of a severe peanut allergy (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands caught up in 'appalling' cervical screening blunder
More than 40,000 women have not received information after a failure to send out letters. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shropshire baby deaths: Review cases rise to 215
More than 200 families seek answers about their maternity care amid a review into baby deaths. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Devon mother in fight with NHS for cystic fibrosis drug funding
Sarah Burgwin wants the NHS to pay for Orkambi to treat her six-year-old daughter's cystic fibrosis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The beautiful islands that could stop killer diseases
Might this living laboratory hold the key to controlling malaria and other conditions? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting heroin addiction: Bobby's story
Bobby was injecting heroin and crack cocaine up to six times a day. He's spoken to the BBC about what made him turn his life around. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes glucose monitors 'available to thousands more'
The decision comes after patients in some areas of England were denied access to the device. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rachael Bland's husband on how their son has reacted to his mum's death
BBC presenter Rachael Bland's husband reveals moving words of their son, Freddie, after her death. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rachael Bland's husband discusses loss
BBC presenter Rachael Bland's husband reveals moving words of their son, Freddie, after her death. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Northern Ireland child post-mortem examinations to be done in England
From January 2019 post-mortem examinations on children from Northern Ireland will have to be carried out in Liverpool. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rugby protective headgear 'cuts impact by almost half'
A new Dundee University study calls for mandatory protective headgear to prevent injuries in the sport. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Fake ambulance' pulled over by Swansea police
The estate car was covered in paintwork and logos that made it look like an operational ambulance. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I do my school work from my hospital bed'
Ashleigh tells us how she copes with kidney disease (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's first specialist wound hub to open
Terror attack victims and injured soldiers are to benefit from research at the Birmingham centre. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I feel really bad when I hurt my mum'
Families with autistic children say they struggle to get support to cope with violent outbursts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call for UK ban on 'grotesquely sugary' freakshakes
Action on Sugar surveyed milkshakes on sale in the UK - one contained 39 teaspoons of sugar. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Disturbing' self-harm rates and violence at youth prisons
A reform charity says new figures "illustrate in graphic detail why prison is no place for a child". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 12-year-old boy with Tourette's Syndrome finds animals stop his tics
Malachi Ralph from Cornwall says he feels calmer when he is around animals as his tics reduce. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer
A type of cell the body uses to destroy cancer gets clogged by fat and stops working, findings suggest. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welsh city and town centre smoking ban proposed by Mark Drakeford
A contender to be the next Welsh Labour first minister says he wants to extend the smoking ban. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco
Officials say the victim became infected after being bitten by a cat in Morocco. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug firms fear 'wasting' money for a Brexit no-deal outcome
Experts say millions of pounds is being spent in case of a no-deal instead of creating new medicines. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer treatment patients get beauty workshops
Beauticians are giving cancer patients free workshops to help with the side effects of treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stillbirth: 'How I chose an outfit for my baby'
How do you go about dressing your baby for their final resting place when conventional clothes don't fit? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia risk: Five-minute scan 'can predict cognitive decline'
Scientists hope the test may offer a new way to spot those at risk of dementia, before symptoms show. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Premature baby parents 'need extra maternity leave'
The mum of a premature baby explains why maternity leave is inadequate for parents like her. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenager Chloe Bellerby's 200 mile walk for mental health
Why one teenager walked from Leeds to London to raise awareness of mental health. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michelle Keegan vlogs about her cervical cancer screening
The Our Girl star admits putting off cervical cancer screening but tells women it was not painful. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lynette Mchendry 'asked to sign cancer death warrant'
Lynette Mchendry is one of 100,000 NI claimants being reassessed for disability or illness benefits. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I was in excruciating pain from excess iron'
Too much iron in the blood, or haemochromatosis, is a little-known, debilitating condition, often undiagnosed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spinal injury garden legacy of boy killed by bear
The mother of a boy killed by a polar bear, has created a garden inspired by his idea. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conjoined twins: Bhutanese girls separated in six-hour surgery
The 15-month-old girls from Bhutan are "doing very well", Australian surgeons say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I was told I'd die if I had a baby'
Babies are being born at the world's first clinic to help woman who have a baby after being heart attack survivors. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS outpatients service 'stuck in the 18th Century'
Doctors says the system of running outpatient appointments is outdated and frustrates their patients. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conjoined twins: Australian surgeons try to separate Bhutanese girls
The 15-month-old girls from Bhutan may share more than one organ, Australian surgeons say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates
Nearly half of countries are producing too few babies to maintain their populations, say researchers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newcastle robot surgery inquest: 'Risk of further deaths'
Stephen Pettitt died as a "direct consequence" of robotic heart surgery, a coroner concludes. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes prescriptions now cost NHS £1bn, figures show
Experts say the costs reflect a huge rise in the number of people with type 2 diabetes. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dying baby's parents denied time with son by York council failings
The couple were not allowed to see their son unsupervised after social workers launched an investigation. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People with type 1 diabetes 'missing out on life-changing glucose monitors'
A quarter of local NHS groups in England are not recommending the devices, data suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People with type-1 diabetes 'missing out on life-changing glucose monitors'
A quarter of local NHS groups in England are not recommending the devices, data suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type-1 diabetics 'missing out on life-changing glucose monitors'
A quarter of local NHS groups in England are not recommending the devices, data suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news