BBC Health News

BBC Health News

The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work

Scientists hail "good news for patients" as analysis finds 21 drugs reduce symptoms of depression.
6 hours 11 sec ago

NHS 'dangerously' short of 100,000 staff

Figures show one in 12 posts in England is unfilled - enough to staff 10 large hospitals.
14 hours 46 min ago

Asthma inhalers recalled in device alert

Specific batches of Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler do not deliver the full dose.
14 hours 28 min ago

Review ordered into epilepsy drug, vaginal mesh and Primodos

The PM wants concerns over a pregnancy test, vaginal mesh implants and an epilepsy drug to be looked at.
16 hours 57 min ago

Red wine compound 'could help tooth decay and gum disease fight'

Polyphenols found in red wine helped fend off harmful bacteria in the mouth, a study finds.
18 hours 2 min ago

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