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NHS tests ‘plaster’ patient-monitor

22 July 2014 Last updated at 06:01 By Adam Brimelow Health Correspondent, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Adam Brimelow explains how the patch works. The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch. … Continue reading

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‘Exciting’ drug flushes out HIV

22 July 2014 Last updated at 05:31 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Scientists say they have made an “exciting” step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of hiding. HIV can become part of someone’s DNA … Continue reading

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NHS staff balloted over strike action

22 July 2014 Last updated at 16:28 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay. Unison, the Royal … Continue reading

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‘Large gene find in schizophrenia’

22 July 2014 Last updated at 04:48 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter Researchers from more than 30 countries investigated the genes linked to schizophrenia Scientists have uncovered 80 previously unknown genes which may put people at risk of developing schizophrenia, … Continue reading

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Health unions to ballot on strikes

22 July 2014 Last updated at 11:11 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Three key health unions are to ballot their members in England on industrial action, including strikes, over pay. Unison, the Royal College of Midwives and Unite … Continue reading

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Three person IVF plans ‘progress’

22 July 2014 Last updated at 12:35 The UK fertility regulator said there was no evidence that it would be unsafe, but called for extra checks The creation of babies using sperm and eggs from three people has moved a … Continue reading

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‘Plight’ of some rural GP surgeries

21 July 2014 Last updated at 09:44 By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News Dr Kaye Ward outside her dilapidated surgery in Cumbria GPs running small practices in isolated rural parts of the UK say they fear for their future. … Continue reading

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AUDIO: UK mum ‘spent £20,000′ to have girl

A British mother has revealed that she spent over £20,000 on gender selection treatment in order to have a baby girl. The mother of two boys became pregnant with a daughter after visiting a Californian clinic where the process is … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Do disabled children miss out on PE?

PE provision for children with disabilities in mainstream schools is lacking and could damage Britain’s Paralympic prospects in the future, according to a survey carried out by the Youth Sport Trust. John Maguire has been to visit a school in … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Do disabled children miss out on PE?

PE provision for children with disabilities in mainstream schools is lacking and could damage Britain’s Paralympic prospects in the future, according to a survey carried out by the Youth Sport Trust. John Maguire has been to visit a school in … Continue reading

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