BBC News - Health
Date PostedArticle
48 min ago From Oxy to pot
An ex-pharmaceutical executive explains why he now banks on Canada's medical marijuana industry.
7 hours ago Legally dead?
Jewish people are traditionally wary of signing up to organ donation - but that may be changing.
7 hours ago Smoke and mirrors
One of the most repressive states in the world is trying to become one of the healthiest.
10 hours ago 'It's life-changing'
Twenty-two-year old photographer James is terminally ill and struggles to use a camera alone, so a designer has come up with a way to help.
Yesterday Bumper load of new viruses identified
Scientists looking into invertebrate animals discover nearly 1,500 new viruses - the largest number documented in any one study.
Yesterday Man persuaded to get cancer test at MoT
Thomas was diagnosed with prostate cancer after Errol McKellar - mechanic and cancer survivor - persuaded him to get a test during a visit to his garage.
Dec 9 Changing paths
Um-Yehia, a nurse and mother of four living in Aleppo, talks to the BBC's 100 Women season about life in a war zone.
Dec 9 Seeing the light
A young newsreader suffering from cancer has taken the unusual step - for Japan - of blogging about her illness. If she dies, she says, she doesn't want pity.
Dec 8 Man persuaded to get cancer test at MOT
Thomas was diagnosed with prostate cancer after Errol McKellar - mechanic and cancer survivor - persuaded him to get a test during a visit to his garage.
Dec 8 Two women's different stories of fat shaming
One woman tells the BBC's World Have Your Say how fat shaming helped her to change her lifestyle, while another said abuse made her suicidal.
Dec 8 'If I didn't meet you, I'd be dead in a year'
Thomas was diagnosed with prostate cancer after Errol McKellar - mechanic and cancer survivor - persuaded him to get a test during a visit to his garage.
Dec 8 Up or down?
Dementia is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales, but the proportion of people with dementia is falling. How is this explained?
Dec 7 India doctor to operate on '500kg' Egyptian woman
An Egyptian woman, said to weigh 500kg, is to be airlifted to India for weight reduction surgery.
Dec 7 'Flashing light therapy' for Alzheimer's
A flashing light therapy might help ward off Alzheimer’s, say scientists after successful trials in mice.
Dec 7 Pfizer fined record £84.2m for overcharging NHS
Drugs giant Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2m by the regulator for overcharging the NHS.
Dec 7 Australian court approves intersex child's surgery
A five-year-old child born genetically male will grow up as a sterilised female after a court ruling.
Dec 6 Reluctantly casting doubt on 'life-saving' stoves
Research casts doubt on a global mission to use cleaner-burning stoves, to prevent pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children.
Dec 6 Kenya strike: Patient's brother says strike is "inhumane"
The brother of a patient in a Kenyan hospital tells the BBC's World Have Your Say he thinks the doctors' strike over pay is "inhumane".
Dec 6 Bucket list student Matt Greenwood 'overwhelmed by support'
A 21-year-old bone cancer patient says he's been overwhelmed by the support of friends who've raised more than £56,000 to help him achieve his bucket list.
Dec 6 Egypt arrests 'organ trafficking ring'
Egypt arrests 25 people, including doctors and nurses, accused of illegal organ trafficking.
Dec 6 'Exercise boosts men's sperm count'
Doing half an hour of exercise three times a week may boost men's sperm count, scientists have found.
Dec 5 Pubic hair grooming 'STI risk linked to skin tears'
People who regularly trim or remove all their pubic hair are at greater risk of STIs, research suggests.
Dec 5 Caesarean births 'affecting human evolution'
The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.
Dec 5 UK pushes ahead with sugar tax
The UK government publishes draft legislation for a tax on sugary drinks to begin from April 2018.
Dec 5 'It's lovely to find out about their lives'
A young care home worker describes the positive side of her role.
Dec 5 Nairobi striking doctors tear-gassed as patients 'walk out'
Police disperse hundreds of striking doctors as many mental health patients reportedly walk out.
Dec 5 Platypus venom paves way to possible diabetes treatment
Australian researchers say platypus venom could pave the way for new type 2 diabetes treatments.
Dec 5 What you need to know
An alarming and disturbing infection linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains is spreading.
Dec 4 Pill could reduce HIV risk by 86%
A drug that reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will be given to NHS patients in England.
Dec 3 HIV 'game-changer' now on NHS
A drug that dramatically reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will now be given to patients by the NHS in England.