BBC Health News

BBC Health News

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

Typhoid vaccine 'works fantastically well'

The jab is being given to nine million children in Pakistan at risk of a dangerous form of the infection.
1 week 4 days ago

Once-a-month oral contraceptive pill in tests

Researchers say the prototype pill could ultimately offer women more contraceptive choice and control.
1 week 4 days ago

UK patient diagnosed with monkeypox

It is believed the patient contracted the infection while visiting Nigeria, Public Health England said.
1 week 4 days ago

Boy born to mothers who carried egg in both wombs

Jasmine Francis-Smith gave birth to a son after the egg had been incubated by her wife Donna.
1 week 4 days ago

General election 2019: How many 'new' NHS hospitals are Conservatives building?

It's not six completely new hospitals - some involve redeveloping existing buildings and sites.
1 week 4 days ago

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