UK Health News (supplied by the BBC)
- Shark DNA could help cure cancer and age-related illnesses in humans
A new study maps the DNA of sharks and experts believe their genes could help cure human diseases. show more
- Sepsis: New rapid test 'could save thousands of lives'
Researchers have developed a test they say can detect the condition in minutes. show more
- Meet the women helping fill Russia's rural healthcare gap
After the closure of thousands of clinics in rural Russia, one region has taken matters into its own hands. show more
- What is it like to suffer a stroke at 25?
Emily Cane's dance career was cut short and now she has communication difficulties. show more
- Anorexia recovery: 'I know the darkest of the darkest'
Lara Rebecca, 18, says she knows the "darkest of the darkest" after recovering from her eating disorder. show more
- Brexit: Will Britons living in the EU still get healthcare?
A reader asks about state healthcare for UK nationals in EU countries. show more
- Parents of sick babies need more leave, charity says
Parents of sick babies need more paternity and maternity leave, a neonatal charity says. show more
- Medicinal cannabis: Why has it taken so long to get to patients?
Medicinal cannabis was legalised in November 2018. show more
- Short bursts of intense exercise 'better for weight loss'
Researchers suggest bursts of high intensity workouts, like sprinting, are more effective for weight loss. show more
- Vitiligo: Skin condition brought Kenyan friends closer together
Kenyan friends Julie Asuju and Wangui Njee talk about their experiences of living with Vitiligo. show more
- Tilly Lockey: 'I can paint with my bionic arms'
Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now use a paintbrush and apply make-up. show more
- Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests
Late risers have poorer attention, slower reactions and increased sleepiness, a study suggests. show more
- Most hip and knee replacements 'last longer than thought'
This helps doctors who often struggle to answer questions from patients on how they will last. show more
- Super gonorrhoea: Why your STI could become untreatable
The challenges facing health workers in the fight against the STI. show more
- Call the Midwife: BBC in abortion advice row
As Call the Midwife tackles the issue, BBC Action Line users say there is no advice on abortion. show more
- Chemicals 'repair damaged neurons in mice'
Some early studies in mice suggest drugs can be developed to halt mental decline, say scientists. show more
- Down's syndrome: Parents help Michael and Alison find love
A couple who both have Down's syndrome open up about their relationship. show more
- A&E waits at worst level for 15 years in England
Nearly 330,000 A&E patients waited for more than four hours last month in England. show more
- 'Know your cholesterol like you know your Pin code'
Going for a free health check could flag up early signs of cardiovascular disease, health bodies say. show more
- The hairdressing salon for people who have cancer
The Feel Good Project is a place that people with cancer can go for beauty treatments, community support and specialist advice. show more