UK Health News (supplied by the BBC)
- Crackdown on painkillers amid addiction fears
Pregabalin and gabapentin to be reclassified as class C drugs from April, the government announces. show more
- Children 'should be weighed up to age 18', report says
A report by child health experts warns England is falling behind other countries unless policies change. show more
- Dance lessons for the lonely – on the NHS
GPs in England are to prescribe "social" activities, such as dance and cookery lessons, to tackle loneliness. show more
- Cwm Taf baby deaths: 'My baby is buried 4,000 miles away'
Chioma Udeogu's daughter Favour was stillborn after failings on a Welsh maternity ward. show more
- New checks to crack down on free prescription fraud
Checking eligibility before drugs are issued could halve false claims in England, the government says. show more
- The teen battling cancer and 'living every day as it comes'
Billy White, 16, has cancer for the third time, but he's not letting it get him down. show more
- A day in the life of a 10-year-old patient at Alder Hey
She has cystic fibrosis and shared a day in her life to show what it's like for her. show more
- Billy Monger: 'Why I don't want to compete in disabled sport'
Billy Monger, 19, had a crash 18 months ago which resulted in both his legs being amputated. show more
- Terminal breast cancer patients 'abandoned' in nurse shortage
Thousands of incurable cancer patients are "being denied a dedicated specialist nurse". show more
- Princess Eugenie's dress showed off her scoliosis scar
14-year-old Georgie says Princess Eugenie’s decision to wear a wedding dress that showed off her scoliosis scar was “an inspirational thing to do.” show more
- C-section births surge to 'alarming' rates worldwide – study
A doubling in worldwide cases of the birth procedure in 15 years is "unjustified", a study says. show more
- Princess Eugenie: 'I wanted my wedding dress to show my scar'
Princess Eugenie had major surgery on her back as a child. show more
- NHS waste scandal firm has been 'vilified', boss says
It comes after Healthcare Environmental Services was stripped of NHS waste handling contracts. show more
- Anorexic girl's porridge passion 'saved her life'
The hearty breakfast staple became Madeleine Harris's favourite food during her recovery from anorexia. show more
- Why my bones are crumbling at 27
Lizzie Porter was anorexic throughout her teens, and the years of starvation have left a permanent imprint. show more
- Age boys start puberty 'linked to mothers'
The age at which boys begin puberty is linked to when their mothers started having periods, a study suggests. show more
- Doctors can prescribe medical cannabis from November in UK
The move follows an outcry over two young epilepsy sufferers being denied access to cannabis oil. show more
- Same-sex mice have babies
Scientists break the rules of reproduction, so what does it mean for the future of sex? show more
- 'Obesity discrimination damaged my career'
Kathryn Szrodecki says obese people are passed over for promotion and paid less due to their weight. show more
- Are we living in a 'nanny state'?
Is there a backlash brewing against planned government crackdowns on sugary drinks and fatty foods? show more