BBC Health News

BBC Health News

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

Middle-aged told to walk faster

Health officials warn falling activity rates as people age are putting their health at risk.
5 hours 11 min ago

Lithium in tap water may cut dementia

The naturally occurring element may reduce the risk of the disease.
5 hours 10 min ago

Five tips for the over-40s to get healthy

Experts say middle-aged people need to be doing more exercise.
4 hours 20 min ago

Cracking down

As hospital admissions for allergies rise, what should people reasonably do to protect sufferers?
10 hours 14 min ago

Vaginal seeding after Caesarean 'risky', warn doctors

Swabs of vaginal bacteria, which some say helps the immune system, may be doing more harm than good.
1 day 4 hours ago