BBC Health News

BBC Health News

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

The pain of Tourette's: 'I'm always covered in bruises'

Charity Tourettes Action has discovered that patients are facing long delays in diagnosis.
13 hours 54 min ago

Carter Cookson: Baby who needed new heart dies

His parents, who lost their first son in 2013, say Carter Cookson has "gained his angel wings".
16 hours 35 min ago

'I wear a mask to prevent cold allergy reaction'

Max Fisher, 23, gets red, itchy welts and swelling when in contact with anything cold.
15 hours 56 min ago

Two dead after pigeon dropping infection at hospital

An investigation is under way after patients contracted a fungal infection associated with pigeon droppings.
21 hours 45 min ago

'Why I wanted a tattoo on my mastectomy scar'

Kris Hallenga was diagnosed with terminal cancer, but beat the odds. Her scar is part of her body art.
1 day 15 hours ago