BBC Health News

BBC Health News

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

Patients who cannot eat food 'fear for lives'

Problems making "liquid nutrition" have led to a national emergency, the NHS says.
1 day 23 hours ago

'Hundreds' seek private clinics for medical cannabis

Private cannabis clinics have now opened in the UK, charging up to £800 per month for prescriptions.
1 day 23 hours ago

Nuneaton man loses 14 stone after refusing surgery

Jason Anderson had high blood pressure and was offered a gastric band but refused.
2 days 7 hours ago

Drug deaths soar to highest level on record

A government adviser blames cuts to treatment programmes as the death toll hit 2,917 in 2018.
2 days 12 hours ago

Dental surgeons urge England's schools to go sugar-free

They say tackling tooth decay - which affects a quarter of five-year-olds - is a priority.
2 days 22 hours ago