BBC : Health (19)

Three cups of coffee a day 'may have health benefits'

But there is no reason to start drinking coffee for health reasons, the BMJ study found.

Minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland to start in May

The move will raise the cost of the strongest, cheapest alcohol by setting a minimum price of 50p-per-unit.

Young people 'experimenting more in bed'

Study reveals increasing diversity in young people's heterosexual practices.

Breast cancer tumours 'larger' in overweight women

Women with a higher body mass index might need more frequent mammograms, researchers suggest.

Some cancer patients have PTSD years after diagnosis, study finds

A fifth of cancer patients experience post-traumatic stress disorder.

'Hot, old and hyperactive': The menopause in 60 seconds

In 60 seconds three women sum up what is a normal phase for all women.

Why an 'epidemic' of loneliness affects health

A former US surgeon general warns there is a growing "epidemic" of loneliness threatening our health.

Why Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month

Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month to help tackle his depression.

Thousands run in Delhi 'smogathon'

Air pollution levels were eight times the safe level and doctors wanted the half marathon postponed.

Are grandparents spoiling kids?

A study says grandparents tend to give high-sugar snacks as treats - so we tracked some down.

Children join people with dementia in interactive light game

The game sees images projected on to a table that residents and children can interact with.

Dog owners lowers early death risk, study finds

Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.

Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds

Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.

Sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, study finds

Sudden cardiac arrest is linked to sexual activity far more often in men than women, a study finds.

'Urgent need' for football header research

Stirling University scientists call for more studies looking into dementia links following an Alan Shearer documentary.

Why is this baby so overweight?

Luis Manuel, from Mexico, is 10 months old and weighs 28kg.

Grieving mother's plea to teens after daughter's death

Harriet Nicol,16, from Billericay, Essex, took her life earlier this year.

Child cancer survivor fights for better treatment

Vicky Forster beat leukaemia as a child. Now she works as a scientist, trying to change the lives of children with the same disease.

The VR that allows you to become your own therapist

Developers are using virtual reality to try and find ways of easing the stress on mental health services.