BBC Health News

BBC Health News

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

Tax cuts sugar in drinks, but we still eat more

Soft drinks have 29% less sugar on average since a levy was imposed, but we're eating more sugary food.
8 hours 55 min ago

Children being denied new cancer drugs

Doctors say the rules are "too cautious" for giving innovative medicines to children.
20 hours 30 min ago

Antidepressant works 'by reducing anxiety symptoms first'

A study of patients taking the common antidepressant sertraline throws new light on how it works.
20 hours 27 min ago

MPs demand action over wrongly-issued NHS fines

"Vulnerable" people are being fined over claims for free treatment at dentists and doctors, say MPs.
20 hours 40 min ago

Hospitals relying on 'emergency' loans to cover costs

NHS trusts are paying back millions of pounds to the government each year in interest.
20 hours 41 min ago