Light and the circadian rhythm: The key to a good night's sleep?
Getting enough sleep is fundamental to our wellbeing, but one key factor is often overlooked. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Markus Birdman talks about his stroke in his comedy routine
Comedian Markus Birdman had a stroke at 40, and talks about the experience in his stand-up routine to raise awareness. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicki Chapman praised for sharing tumour diagnosis
Nicki Chapman will not host the Chelsea Flower Show following surgery to remove a brain tumour. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electrotherapy warning over bogus psychiatrist Zholia Alemi
Scotland's chief medic says Zholia Alemi may have prescribed ECT and wrongly detained mental health patients. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What does the menopause do to the body?
The brain, heart, bones and skin can all be affected by the hormonal changes brought on by the menopause. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health: The radio station helping its listeners
The mental health DJ who says he has helped his listeners out of "very dark places". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical cannabis: Breaking the law to help our child
The parents of a young girl with epilepsy have to travel from the UK to the Netherlands for medical cannabis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons operate on baby inside womb
Surgeons at King's College Hospital have corrected spina bifida in an unborn baby. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simon Thomas sets up blood cancer fund in memory of wife Gemma
Former Sky Sports and Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas says he "can't sit around and do nothing". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spina bifida: Keyhole surgery repairs baby spine in womb
Doctors say the surgery could be the difference between some children learning to walk or not. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer rates rising 'among young adults'
If the trend continues, age screening guidelines may need to be reconsidered, researchers say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles: Experts call for compulsory vaccination
Misleading campaigns claiming jabs are dangerous have left countries vulnerable, researchers say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cow's milk allergy: 'Going to a coffee shop could kill my child'
Five-year-old Evie Kinsella's cow's milk allergy is so severe she reacts to milk particles in the air. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS 'should not prescribe acne drug'
Patients unable to have sex are calling for the NHS to stop prescribing acne drug Roaccutane. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultra-processed foods 'make you eat more'
The first trial of ultra-processed foods suggests they lead people to eat more and put on weight. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer patient scans cancelled over equipment problems
The PET scans are used to investigate the spread of cancer and how it is responding to treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Bodybuilding helped me overcome my depression'
How Sheetal "Strong" Kotak from Kenya used bodybuilding to help overcome her depression. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Body building helped me overcome my depression'
How Sheetal "Strong" Kotak from Kenya used bodybuilding to help overcome her depression. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescribing deer dung and pigeon slippers
Cambridge historians are digitising some unusual medical records from the 17th Century. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer: Breakthrough treatments to target drug resistance
The first treatments could be available within a decade, say scientists setting up a research centre. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ex-bodybuilder on how she became obsessed about weight
A former bodybuilder has spoken about how she became obsessed by her weight and body image. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'How to be body positive as a trans person'
Being body positive while transitioning is important for Bristol artist Jessica Fletcher and her mental health. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cord blood: Rise in parents paying for private banking
Frozen stem cells from umbilical cord blood and tissue can be used if babies get ill in the future. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snakebites: Like having my hand smashed by a hammer'
The bites are a "hidden" health crisis causing a death every four minutes, says World Health Organization (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What we wished we'd known about the menopause
A group of women who've gone through the menopause share what they wish they'd known before it started. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe pregnancy sickness: 'I thought I was dying'
Hannah is one of 5,000 UK women to share their experience of extreme pregnancy sickness with BBC News. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alabama passes bill banning abortion
If approved, the law - which has sparked protests - would outlaw abortion almost entirely. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors used as 'guinea pigs' in opioid painkiller promotion
Drug companies are accused of "targeting doctors" to market opioids. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thyroid disease 'being over-treated'
Hormone treatment for mild underactive thyroid problems will not benefit most patients, experts say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stevenage pupil taking GCSEs using eye movement
Being unable to talk or write is not holding back Will from taking his GCSEs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spinal muscular atrophy: Spinraza approval delights family
A drug that can slow the effects of spinal muscular atrophy is approved for use on the NHS. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glucosamine supplements 'may cut heart risk'
Findings from thousands of UK people suggest a possible benefit, although more studies are needed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frail elderly 'failed by care deserts'
Research indicates 30% of areas have no residential care home beds and 60% no nursing home beds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD: ‘The web comics that show what my life is like’
Dani Donovan's drawings, showing what it's like to have ADHD, have resonated with many online. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a personal trainer learnt to live with cystic acne
Emily thinks people should be given more support to deal with the psychological impact of cystic acne. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet pills sold to teenager by UK stores, BBC report finds
Boots, Superdrug and Holland & Barrett allowed a 17-year-old to buy diet pills, a BBC investigation finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bed bugs found in King's College Hospital postnatal ward
King's College Hospital says staff are wearing protective clothing while deep cleaning is carried out. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hollywood tech helps injured military personnel
The cutting edge Hollywood technology being used to help rehabilitate injured military personnel. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why I paint vulvas in public toilets instead of penises
A 23-year-old artist is promoting body positivity by painting vulvas in public toilets. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals to test mums-to-be for risky group-B strep
A pilot study will compare two tests with the current approach of testing only "high risk" pregnant women. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health spending varies widely across England
Campaigners warn services will be affected as some areas of England spend much less than others. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS fines for 1.7 million people overturned, watchdog finds
A watchdog finds £188m incorrect penalties by the NHS in England for dental treatment and prescriptions. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare protein allergy would give PKU sufferer 'brain damage'
Mark Edwards can only eat 6g of protein a day due to a condition affecting one in 10,000 people. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare protein allergy PKU sufferer 'can't really eat'
The rare condition affects one in 10,000 babies and changes "every aspect" of people's lives. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Giving birth in the UK vs US: What happens next?
The experiences of giving birth on either side of Atlantic can be very different. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health cut-off: Why sling me out of CAMHS at 18?
Kirsty was being treated by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) - but then she turned 18. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiff cyclist's eating disorder warning
A Wales Academy cyclist says obsession with body image and losing weight took him to a "pretty dark" place. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS staff shortage: How many doctors and nurses come from abroad?
Could the NHS endanger health services in poorer countries by recruiting overseas? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Body image concerns 'making people suicidal'
Mental health experts say the issue is too often overlooked but is causing people real distress. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ramadan bootcamp: Getting fit for the fast
A gym class for Muslim women in Leicestershire has been preparing them for the holy month. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news