NHS told 'stop over-medicating'

NHS to stop ‘over-medicating’ people with learning disabilities 14 July 2015 From the section Health NHS England says it is taking urgent measures to tackle the over-medication of people with... Read More

Herbal supplement labels 'misleading'

Herbal food supplement labels ‘can be misleading’ 14 July 2015 From the section Health Some herbal food supplements do not contain what they claim on the label, a study has... Read More

Tax sugary drinks by 20%, say doctors

Tax sugary drinks by 20%, say doctors

Tax sugary drinks by 20%, say doctors By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website 13 July 2015 From the section Health comments An extra 20% tax on sugary drinks... Read More

Breast cancer warning to older women

Breast cancer warning to older women

Breast cancer warning to older women 13 July 2015 From the section Health Many older women are unaware of some of the early warning signs of breast cancer, according to... Read More

Child tooth removal 'at crisis point'

Child tooth removal ‘at crisis point’, doctors warn 12 July 2015 From the section Health Doctors are calling for urgent action to reduce the number of children needing to have... Read More

Fresh guidelines for doctors on FGM

Doctors given fresh guidelines on caring for FGM women 10 July 2015 From the section Health Women who are pregnant and have undergone FGM need appropriate care Fresh guidelines have... Read More

Twitter ad angers epilepsy charity

Epilepsy charity criticises Twitter for flashing ads By Chris Foxx Technology reporter 10 July 2015 From the section Technology The looping ads flashed rapidly between bright colours Twitter has responded... Read More

Smoking 'may play schizophrenia role'

Smoking ‘may play schizophrenia role’ By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website 10 July 2015 From the section Health Smoking could play a direct role in the development of... Read More

Insulin syringe death firms fined

Insulin syringe death firms fined

Insulin-free syringe firms fined over diabetic death 9 July 2015 From the section Sheffield & South Yorkshire Two firms have been fined a total of £550,000 following the death of... Read More

Virus 'partially restores hearing'

Deafness could be treated by virus, say scientists By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website 9 July 2015 From the section Health Scientists say they have taken a significant... Read More