BBC Health News

BBC Health News

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

Laxative sales may be restricted under government review

The government is considering action amid fears they are being abused by people with eating disorders.
6 hours 18 min ago

Contaminated blood scandal: Inquiry 'must uncover truth'

A public inquiry into the scandal that left nearly 3,000 people dead is due to begin.
17 hours 38 min ago

Obesity 'to be linked to more female cancers' than smoking

Cancer Research UK predicts excess weight will be linked to more cancers in women than tobacco in 25 years.
11 hours 30 min ago

Women seeking sperm donor online harassed

One woman says a potential donor turned out to be married and had undergone a vasectomy.
11 hours 56 min ago

Mental health: Five hour journey for anorexia help

One teenage girl has to travel five hours to London to get treatment for anorexia due to a lack of Welsh services.
11 hours 18 min ago