Women's frozen eggs 'should be stored for longer'
The 10-year limit for keeping a woman's frozen eggs is arbitrary and does not reflect current technology, campaigners say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The pain of Tourette's: 'I'm always covered in bruises'
Charity Tourettes Action has discovered that patients are facing long delays in diagnosis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I wear a mask to prevent cold allergy reaction'
Max Fisher, 23, gets red, itchy welts and swelling when in contact with anything cold. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carter Cookson: Baby who needed new heart dies
His parents, who lost their first son in 2013, say Carter Cookson has "gained his angel wings". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two dead after pigeon dropping infection at hospital
An investigation is under way after patients contracted a fungal infection associated with pigeon droppings. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Health: Tougher checks before Superdrug Botox
High Street store to check mental health of customers before giving Botox or fillers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Differences in GP access across England 'shocking'
A BBC analysis suggests there is a shocking variation in access to GPs across England, doctors' leaders say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Why I wanted a tattoo on my mastectomy scar'
Kris Hallenga was diagnosed with terminal cancer, but beat the odds. Her scar is part of her body art. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IVF dad 'floored' over baby he did not consent to
The man sued an IVF clinic after his ex-partner forged his signature to use frozen embryos. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IVF couple have triplets after sex mistake
Betty Bienias said she was shocked to find out she was expecting triplets - two of which had been conceived naturally. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carter Cookson 'has hours to find new heart'
Doctors say Carter Cookson, who is on life support, needs an organ transplant as soon as possible. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacists warn of a 'surge' in shortage of common medicines
This is leaving patients struggling to get hold of drugs such as painkillers and anti-depressants. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Arab country turning to 'female Viagra'
Egypt is the first Arab country to authorise the sale of flibanserin - but how well is it going down? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'My son's severe asthma is very distressing'
Every three seconds in the UK, someone has an asthma attack which could be life-threatening, a charity says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Haemochromatosis 'bigger threat than we thought'
Genetic disorder Haemochromatosis can cause liver failure, diabetes and severe arthritis if untreated. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I wanted a black belt at the age of 75'
This group of high kicking, power-punching pensioners prove "it's never too late to learn". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Haemochromatosis: 'Most common' genetic disorder test call
Jenny Lees, whose son had haemochromatosis and died, wants to see routine testing for the disorder. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenage cancer survival 'on the up' in England, report finds
But youngsters living in poorer areas of England had lower chances of survival, cancer data found. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World's coffee under threat, say experts
Of 124 coffees in the world, we only drink two, but we need to protect all of them, say scientists. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A bit of meat, a lot of veg - the flexitarian diet to feed 10bn
And you don't have to be vegan to follow the "planetary health diet". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?
And you don't have to be vegan to follow the "planetary health diet". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity overtaking smoking as biggest Welsh health risk
Wales' first obesity strategy wants to make eating healthier food and staying active "normal and easy". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Footballers in new concussion study
Premier League footballers are taking part in a "ground-breaking" new concussion study this season that could lead to pitch-side diagnosis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I’m just ill – respect me for who I am'
An Edinburgh student is urging people to be more mindful when they interact with people with disabilities. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved
It's hoped perfusion machines that "warm livers" will increase the number of viable donated organs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The ultrasound scan you can do yourself
A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555). (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clean air: Do low emission schemes improve children’s lungs?
Children in London and Luton are taking part in a study to measure how their lungs are affected by air pollution. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contact lens recycling scheme launched across UK
The programme will give contact lens wearers the opportunity to recycle their lenses for free. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Becca Henderson: Transplant hope for rucksack heart woman
Scans show Becca Henderson has been clear of cancer for a year and is now eligible for a donor heart. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rebecca Henderson: Transplant hope for rucksack heart woman
Scans show Rebecca Henderson has been clear of cancer for a year and is now eligible for a donor heart. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family bids to get premature baby home to Wales from Vietnam
The mother of a baby girl born at 27 weeks says coming home is "the only thing keeping me going". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer risk test 'game changer'
GPs would use the online calculator to tell women their risk of getting breast cancer, say scientists. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the right age to lose your virginity?
More than a third of women and a quarter of men think they got it wrong, research suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student makes bucket list after cancer diagnosis
Laura Nuttall had just started university when a routine eye test discovered several brain tumours. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life-extending drug Perjeta approved for secondary breast cancer
The drug can prolong the lives of incurable breast cancer patients by up to 16 months. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overstretched 'sandwich carers' trying to help parents and children
Carers looking after elderly parents and children face depression and stress. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Royal Papworth Hospital marks heart transplant anniversary
The hospital's first such procedure was carried out on a 44-year-old patient on 14 January 1979. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lens replacement led to 'blind patches', says artist
Landscape painter Denise De Batista is considering legal action against lens manufacturer Oculentis (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What does air pollution do to our bodies?
David Shukman examines the effect that air pollution has on our bodies. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intersex surgeries: Is it right to assign sex to a baby?
Attitudes are changing to the medical practice, with some calling them limiting and unnecessary. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wood burners and open fires face restrictions in new clean air plan
Ministers hail the UK's "world leading" pollution plan, but green groups call it a missed opportunity. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government promises 'bold new goal' to tackle dirty air
Ministers hail the UK's "world leading" pollution plan, but green groups call it a missed opportunity. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy eating: What is a correct food portion?
British Nutrition Foundation launches new 'handy' guide to stop people cooking and eating too much. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

James Watson: Scientist loses titles after claims over race
Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has repeated remarks about race and intelligence. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical waste 'backlog' pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres
Photographs show piles of clinical waste following the collapse of processing firm HES in North Lanarkshire. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FOP: Instagram and my one-in-a-million illness
Zoe Buxton is a fashion and lifestyle blogger whose body is slowly turning to bone. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical students: More needed to meet demand for doctors
Northern Ireland needs at least 100 more medical students a year to meet the increasing demand for doctors. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global fight against killer diseases seeks £11bn
The money would be spent on medicines, treatments and mosquito nets to reduce deaths from disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Royal Marsden's leading cancer expert Martin Gore dies
The Royal Marsden's Martin Gore is called an "inspiration" after his death at the age of 67. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ella Kissi-Debrah 'pollution' death: Backing for new inquest
Attorney general backs new look at whether air pollution was to blame for nine-year-old girl's death. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news