BBC Health News

BBC Health News

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

Quit smoking campaign Stoptober backs e-cigs for first time

Stoptober promotes vaping for the first time, as studies suggest a record for successful quit attempts.
1 hour 43 min ago

Court ruling not needed to withdraw care, judge says

Court consent will not be needed to remove nutrition from patients in a permanent vegetative state.
4 hours 39 min ago

Nine in 10 GPs rated good or outstanding

Inspectors praise innovation by GPs as they outperform hospitals, mental health and social care in ratings.
1 hour 43 min ago

Chronic fatigue therapy 'could help teenagers', study says

But ME charities said using children and young people in trials like this could damage their lives and health.
1 hour 43 min ago

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

Understanding the first moments of life could lead to better IVF and explain why women miscarry.
8 hours 33 min ago