BBC Health News

BBC Health News

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

Why NHS costs just keep going up

Economists warn the NHS will need an extra 4% a year - £2,000 per UK household - for the next 15 years.
9 hours 19 min ago

'I took 57 painkillers a day to get high'

Cheap and easy to obtain, the painkiller Tramadol has millions of Egyptians hooked on getting high.
15 hours 7 min ago

Breast screen error 'could have been spotted earlier'

A leading cancer expert says the problems date back to 2005, but no one was properly checking the data.
14 hours 59 min ago

Cancer patient feels 'privileged to be alive' after NHS trial treatment

Taking part in clinical trials can bring enormous benefits, but few people are signing up
14 hours 58 min ago

Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola

Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, DR Congo is confident that it can contain the current outbreak of Ebola, which is thought to have killed 27 people.
15 hours 3 min ago

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