BBC News - Health

    Self-injecting fillers 'a slippery slope'

    Self-injecting fillers 'a slippery slope'


    A campaign to highlight the dangers of cosmetic procedures is to be launched shortly by the government in...

    A campaign to highlight the dangers of cosmetic procedures is to be launched shortly by the government in England.
    Campaign to tackle 'botched' cosmetic procedures

    Campaign to tackle 'botched' cosmetic procedures


    The use of self-injected dermal and lip fillers is rising, along with dangerous cosmetic...

    The use of self-injected dermal and lip fillers is rising, along with dangerous cosmetic surgery.
    Athletes risking their health by 'under-fuelling'

    Athletes risking their health by 'under-fuelling'


    Distance runner Gina Paletta warns how "under-fuelling" during training left her on...

    Distance runner Gina Paletta warns how "under-fuelling" during training left her on crutches.
    Parkinson's results beyond researchers' wildest dreams

    Parkinson's results beyond researchers' wildest dreams


    Previously housebound patients are now able to walk more freely as a result of electrical stimulation to their spines. Researchers say the small trial of the treatment has gone 'beyond their wildest...

    Previously housebound patients are now able to walk more freely as a result of electrical stimulation to their spines. Researchers say the small trial of the treatment has gone 'beyond their wildest dreams'.
    How making bars of soap 'started my life again'

    How making bars of soap 'started my life again'


    Meet the people behind the soap company that help people with disabilities into the...

    Meet the people behind the soap company that help people with disabilities into the workplace.
    Breast cancer surgeon who got breast cancer

    Breast cancer surgeon who got breast cancer


    Liz O'Riordan had to stop working as a breast cancer surgeon because of her own cancer. How did she move...

    Liz O'Riordan had to stop working as a breast cancer surgeon because of her own cancer. How did she move on?
    Are plants a necessity or a luxury?

    Are plants a necessity or a luxury?


    A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental...

    A new campaign says we should pay less tax on plants because they are good for the environment and mental health.
    Targeted checks 'prevent one-in-10 heart attacks'

    Targeted checks 'prevent one-in-10 heart attacks'


    Around 5,000 heart attacks and strokes a year could be prevented by personalising heart health...

    Around 5,000 heart attacks and strokes a year could be prevented by personalising heart health checks.
    Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella

    Sore knee? Maybe you have a fabella


    A little bone scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say...

    A little bone scientists thought was being lost to evolution seems to be making a comeback, say experts.
    Mother 'felt suicidal' after baby death news reports

    Mother 'felt suicidal' after baby death news reports


    Holly Eastall says she felt suicidal after being falsely accused of abuse following her baby's...

    Holly Eastall says she felt suicidal after being falsely accused of abuse following her baby's death.
    'The doctor wrote a question mark for my child's sex'

    'The doctor wrote a question mark for my child's sex'


    A child known as Baby A became the subject of a high court case that has prompted Kenya to start changing its approach to intersex...

    A child known as Baby A became the subject of a high court case that has prompted Kenya to start changing its approach to intersex children.
    'I helped test a wonder drug - then I was denied it'

    'I helped test a wonder drug - then I was denied it'


    When Louise Moorhouse took part in a drug trial she was able to eat normally for the first time in her...

    When Louise Moorhouse took part in a drug trial she was able to eat normally for the first time in her life.
    How we became part of a kidney swap chain

    How we became part of a kidney swap chain


    Mandy Murray's husband Graham gave his kidney to someone in Belfast so his wife got a transplant in...

    Mandy Murray's husband Graham gave his kidney to someone in Belfast so his wife got a transplant in return.
    Is it really worth injecting vitamins?

    Is it really worth injecting vitamins?


    There is a growing trend for intravenous "vitamin" drips - but what are the risks? And do they even...

    There is a growing trend for intravenous "vitamin" drips - but what are the risks? And do they even work?