BBC News - Health
Date PostedArticle
3 hours ago Lifeblood for children who need it most
When should children receive blood donations?
3 hours ago 'Cancer made me want mashed potato'
The strange effects of cancer on appetite
21 hours ago Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82
British neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82.
21 hours ago 'Pre-suicide behaviour' identified
Depressed people who display "risky behaviour", agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely to attempt suicide, a study finds.
24 hours ago VIDEO: Study identifies pre-suicide symptoms
An international study says it has identified common behaviour patterns which often precede suicide attempts.
Yesterday VIDEO: Uganda blood transfusion trial begins
Catherine Byaruhanga went to a world-first clinical trial to find a reason behind the high child anaemia rates in Uganda.
Yesterday Paid to poo: Combating open defecation in India
Indian scheme aims to encourage better toilet habits
Yesterday NHS tests implanted sugar monitor
A blood sugar monitor that can stay in the body for five months is being tested on NHS patients with type 1 diabetes.
Aug 28 Drinking water 'no hangover cure'
Snacking or drinking water after a heavy night of drinking alcohol does not prevent a hangover, research on Dutch students suggests.
Aug 27 Young goths 'at risk of depression'
Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.
Aug 27 Brain cells 'burn out' in Parkinson's
Brain cells in Parkinson's disease exhaust themselves and die prematurely, burning out like an "overheating motor", an early study suggests.
Aug 27 VIDEO: A garden that explores synaesthesia
A new garden design explores a trait called synaesthesia, where people's senses are involuntarily joined up.
Aug 27 VIDEO: The gadgets that track workplace fitness
BBC News explains how some employers are trying to keep their staff in the peak of health and fitness - and are even issuing wearable health devices.
Aug 27 NHS should welcome 'citizen whistleblowers'
Why the NHS should listen to people who see something amiss
Aug 26 Blood test 'detects cancer relapse'
Searching blood for fragments of cancer can find tumours that have come back months before symptoms appear, a study shows.
Aug 26 Laser detects brain tumour during surgery
Surgeons in London use lasers to diagnose abnormal tissue during an operation to remove a brain tumour.
Aug 25 Aphantasia: A life without mental images
A life without any visual imagination
Aug 25 VIDEO: 'I can't see pictures in my head'
Niel Kenmuir describes his life with aphantasia - the lack of a mind's eye.
Aug 25 Low vitamin-D genes linked to MS
People genetically prone to low vitamin-D levels are at increased risk of multiple sclerosis, a large study suggests.
Aug 25 Thousands of microbes in house dust
The dust in our homes contains an average of 9,000 different types of fungi and bacteria, a study suggests.
Aug 25 Turning cancer into healthy tissue
Scientists believe they may have found a way to turn cancerous cells back into healthy tissue.
Aug 24 Mums' diet linked to baby heart risk
Women who eat healthily before and during pregnancy may cut the risk of their baby developing a heart problem, researchers believe.
Aug 24 Dementia levels 'are stabilising'
The number of people with dementia is levelling off in parts of Western Europe - and even falling in the UK - according to a report by University of Cambridge scientists.
Aug 24 S Leone discharges last Ebola patient
Sierra Leone releases its last known Ebola patient, according to the World Health Organization.
Aug 24 Universal flu vaccine comes closer
Researchers say they are closer to developing a universal ‘catch all’ flu jab after promising trials in animals.
Aug 24 Ghana medics halt three-week strike
Doctors in Ghana suspend a strike they called to press for better working conditions, while talks continue.
Aug 24 Over-65s drink 'unsafe' alcohol levels
One in five people over 65 who drink is consuming an "unsafe" level of alcohol, a study finds.
Aug 23 Sharing chores 'improves sex lives'
Sharing childcare makes for happier couples with better sex lives, US research suggests.
Aug 22 VIDEO: The dark side of BBQs
One of the deadliest risks from BBQ cooking happens once the flames have gone out.
Aug 20 Vaccine for Mers 'looks promising'
A prototype vaccine against the lung infection MERS coronavirus shows promising results, scientists say.