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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus chosen as new boss of the World Health Organization

 

Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust

Monday 22nd May 2017

Essex police are looking into about 20 deaths, according to the mother of one of those who died.

 

Doctor in the house

Monday 22nd May 2017

As part of the fight against mental health problems we have a very much underutilised tool - food.

 

Top doc

Sunday 21st May 2017

The World Health Organization is recruiting a boss...

 

Instagram 'worst for young mental health'

Thursday 18th May 2017

Users were asked to score social media platforms on issues including anxiety, loneliness, and body image.

 

Union condemns cuts to school nurses

Tuesday 16th May 2017

The Royal College of Nursing voices concern over drops in school nurse and health visitor numbers.

 

US teen died after drinking caffeine too quickly, coroner says

Tuesday 16th May 2017

A coroner says the healthy 16-year-old drank several highly-caffeinated drinks too quickly.

 

Jeremy Hunt: 'Lessons will be learnt' from NHS cyber-attack

Monday 15th May 2017

The Health Secretary told the BBC that some parts of the NHS IT network were vulnerable.

 

Gene genie

Monday 15th May 2017

DNA-testing kits for health and fitness are growing in popularity, but is it all hype?

 

Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo

Friday 12th May 2017

The World Health Organization says at least one person is confirmed to have died from the virus.

 

Daughter treated for mental health 200 miles from home

Friday 12th May 2017

Chloe Hodge from Cornwall received treatment in Pontypridd, 200 miles away.

 

'Avocado hand' health warning

Thursday 11th May 2017

It's a real thing- if you live in Chelsea.

 

Teenagers ill after taking prescription drug Xanax

Tuesday 9th May 2017

Young people have been "deliberately risking their health", Wiltshire Police says.

 

Southern Health faces Connor Sparrowhawk drowning charges

Tuesday 9th May 2017

Connor Sparrowhawk drowned after suffering an epileptic fit in July 2013.

 

General election 2017: NHS pay cap 'must be lifted'

Monday 8th May 2017

NHS bosses urge the next government to look at lifting the pay cap on health staff.

 

More than half of UK vapers 'have given up smoking'

Monday 8th May 2017

More than a third of smokers have still never tried "safer" e-cigarettes, health charity says.

 

General election 2017: Labour proposes junk food ad ban

Monday 8th May 2017

Measures to boost child health would see all TV shows before the watershed covered by restrictions.

 

Smoking may be banned in new council homes, says health expert

Monday 8th May 2017

Public health officials say it could protect vulnerable children, but how would it work?

 

General election 2017: Conservatives pledge to end mental health 'injustice'

Sunday 7th May 2017

They want to tackle discrimination and put 10,000 more staff into mental health services by 2020.

 

General election 2017: Labour proposes junk food ad ban

Sunday 7th May 2017

Measures to boost child health would see all TV shows before the watershed covered by restrictions.

 

Lib Dems pledge 1p income tax rise to fund NHS

Saturday 6th May 2017

The party says the move would raise around £6bn a year for health and social care costs.

 

France bans extremely thin models

Saturday 6th May 2017

Models will need to provide a doctor's certificate showing their body mass index is healthy.

 

General election 2017: Conservatives pledge to end mental health 'injustice'

Saturday 6th May 2017

Party wants to tackle discrimination and put 10,000 more staff into mental health services by 2020.

 

Student mental health costs should be free, according to the Royal College of GPs

Thursday 4th May 2017

The Royal College of GPs tells Newsbeat that students with mental health problems should receive free prescriptions.

 

Female shop mannequins are 'medically unhealthy' and 'unrealistic'

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

The bodies of female shop mannequins are "unrealistic", a new study suggests, and humans that size would be "considered medically unhealthy".

 

Health of children with diabetes improving, report shows

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

But the number of people with diabetes is increasing, with 1,400 people under 19 having the disease.

 

The gym class where nodding off is the new working out

Friday 28th April 2017

The health clubs offering exhausted parents the chance to sleep for 45 minutes.

 

Councils and health boards dispute £250m care costs

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Law lords must decide who pays for nurses delivering social care in residential homes.

 

Mental health care cuts in England 'to total £4.5m'

Tuesday 25th April 2017

Data from 127 clinical commissioning groups also suggests total spending will rise by 4...

 

NHS contaminated blood was 'criminal cover-up' - Burnham

Tuesday 25th April 2017

Former Health Secretary Andy Burnham calls for a "Hillsborough-style inquiry" into the claims.

 

'The grief can damage your mental health'

Monday 24th April 2017

Survivors say the pain of bereavement can easily push people into mental illness without proper support.

 

Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals

Friday 21st April 2017

The NHS in England wants to reduce sugar intake by patients and staff to reduce health problems.

 

Global plan to wipe out hepatitis

Friday 21st April 2017

Viral hepatitis is killing as many people worldwide as HIV and TB, says the World Health Organization.

 

Princes open up about Diana for mental health campaign

Friday 21st April 2017

Prince William, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge spoke frankly about Diana's death.

 

Tennant and Colman support selfie mental health campaign

Thursday 20th April 2017

The stars of Broadchurch are among celebrities posting selfies to support a mental health initiative.

 

Prince William says keeping a stiff upper lip can damage health

Tuesday 18th April 2017

The Duke of Cambridge says he wants his children to grow up able to talk about their feelings.

 

More NHS mental health patients treated privately

Tuesday 18th April 2017

NHS spending on private mental health inpatient beds is rising, BBC freedom of information requests show.

 

Prince William and Lady Gaga discuss mental health

Tuesday 18th April 2017

Watch an excerpt of their video conversation from their homes in London and Los Angeles.

 

Dairy-free diets warning over risk to bone health

Wednesday 12th April 2017

Young people are being warned that some eating trends could lead to an increased risk of fractures.

 

Jeremy Hunt orders investigation into baby death cluster

Wednesday 12th April 2017

The health secretary orders an investigation into the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

 

'Poor children are overweight' - Emily Thornberry defends free school meal plan

Sunday 9th April 2017

Free school meals would teach children about healthy eating, the shadow foreign secretary says.

 

Patients with learning disabilities missing out on health checks

Friday 7th April 2017

Fewer than 50% of patients with learning disabilities receive an annual health check, NHS data says.

 

'Electronic skin' to monitor your health

Tuesday 4th April 2017

Researchers in Japan have developed electronic skin with an organic circuit that can be worn on the human body.

 

More than 20 million Britons 'physically inactive'

Monday 3rd April 2017

They are risking their health by failing to do enough exercise, says the British Heart Foundation.

 

More than 20 million Britons 'physically inactive'

Sunday 2nd April 2017

They are risking their health by failing to do enough exercise, says the British Heart Foundation.

 

NHS operations: Waiting times to rise in 'trade-off', boss says

Friday 31st March 2017

Cancer care and A&E to be prioritised as health service leader in England says something has to give.

 

The 999 call-out that changed a paramedic's life

Thursday 30th March 2017

Paramedic Dan Farnworth felt unable to talk about his mental health problems, caused by a 999 call.

 

Medic suspended for 'dishonesty' over Ebola temperature

Thursday 30th March 2017

Dr Hannah Ryan has been suspended for a month after misleading health experts over an Ebola nurse's temperature.

 

999 call-out trauma

Thursday 30th March 2017

Paramedic Dan Farnworth felt unable to talk about his mental health problems, caused by a 999 call.

 

The 999 call-out that changed a paramedic's life

Wednesday 29th March 2017

Paramedic Dan Farnworth felt unable to talk about his mental health problems, caused by a 999 call.