BBC Health News

BBC Health News

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

Liver transplant 'game changing' treatment approved

It's hoped perfusion machines that "warm livers" will increase the number of viable donated organs.
1 day 34 min ago

Clean air: Do low emission schemes improve children’s lungs?

Children in London and Luton are taking part in a study to measure how their lungs are affected by air pollution.
1 day 1 hour ago

The ultrasound scan you can do yourself

A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555).
1 day 58 min ago

Contact lens recycling scheme launched across UK

The programme will give contact lens wearers the opportunity to recycle their lenses for free.
1 day 10 hours ago

Breast cancer risk test 'game changer'

GPs would use the online calculator to tell women their risk of getting breast cancer, say scientists.
1 day 16 hours ago