UK Health News (supplied by the BBC)
- Devon mother in fight with NHS for cystic fibrosis drug funding
Sarah Burgwin wants the NHS to pay for Orkambi to treat her six-year-old daughter's cystic fibrosis. show more
- 'I avoid kissing as my peanut allergy could kill me'
Oli Weatherall has to go to extreme lengths to keep himself alive because of a severe peanut allergy show more
- Thousands caught up in 'appalling' cervical screening blunder
More than 40,000 women have not received information after a failure to send out letters. show more
- Shropshire baby deaths: Review cases rise to 215
More than 200 families seek answers about their maternity care amid a review into baby deaths. show more
- Diabetes glucose monitors 'available to thousands more'
The decision comes after patients in some areas of England were denied access to the device. show more
- The beautiful islands that could stop killer diseases
This living laboratory could hold the key to controlling malaria and other conditions. show more
- Fighting heroin addiction: Bobby's story
Bobby was injecting heroin and crack cocaine up to six times a day. He's spoken to the BBC about what made him turn his life around. show more
- Britain's first specialist wound hub to open
Terror attack victims and injured soldiers are to benefit from research at the Birmingham centre. show more
- Rachael Bland's husband on how their son has reacted to his mum's death
BBC presenter Rachael Bland's husband reveals moving words of their son, Freddie, after her death. show more
- Northern Ireland child post-mortem examinations to be done in England
From January 2019 post-mortem examinations on children from Northern Ireland will have to be carried out in Liverpool. show more
- Rugby protective headgear 'cuts impact by almost half'
A new Dundee University study calls for mandatory protective headgear to prevent injuries in the sport. show more
- 'Fake ambulance' pulled over by Swansea police
The estate car was covered in paintwork and logos that made it look like an operational ambulance. show more
- 'I do my school work from my hospital bed'
Ashleigh tells us how she copes with kidney disease show more
- 'I feel really bad when I hurt my mum'
Families with autistic children say they struggle to get support to cope with violent outbursts. show more
- Call for UK ban on 'grotesquely sugary' freakshakes
Action on Sugar surveyed milkshakes on sale in the UK – one contained 39 teaspoons of sugar. show more
- 'Disturbing' self-harm rates and violence at youth prisons
A reform charity says new figures "illustrate in graphic detail why prison is no place for a child". show more
- A 12-year-old boy with Tourette's Syndrome finds animals stop his tics
Malachi Ralph from Cornwall says he feels calmer when he is around animals as his tics reduce. show more
- Fat-clogged cells explain why obesity can cause cancer
A type of cell the body uses to destroy cancer gets clogged by fat and stops working, findings suggest. show more
- Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco
The individual was on holiday in Morocco, a country deemed high risk by public health officials. show more
- Drug firms fear 'wasting' money for a Brexit no-deal outcome
Experts say millions of pounds is being spent in case of a no-deal instead of creating new medicines. show more