BBC News - Health
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14 hours ago VIDEO: Military healthcare worker free of Ebola
Cpl Anna Cross, the British military healthcare worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, is now free of the disease, as Hugh Pym reports.
20 hours ago Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown
The authorities in Sierra Leone enforce a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray.
Yesterday Office workers 'too sedentary'
Office workers need to get up and move around more, according to a new campaign.
Yesterday Indiana emergency for HIV 'epidemic'
The governor of Indiana has declared a public health emergency and authorised a needle exchange programme, after an HIV outbreak "reached epidemic proportions" in part of the state.
Yesterday Fitness linked to lower cancer risk
Very fit men in their late 40s are less likely to get lung cancer and colorectal cancer than unfit men, a study in JAMA Oncology suggests.
Yesterday Sierra Leone in Ebola lockdown
The authorities in Sierra Leone are enforcing a three-day national lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, except for short windows to pray.
Yesterday Office workers 'too sedentary'
Office workers need to get off their backsides and move around more, according to a new campaign.
Yesterday Indiana emergency for HIV 'epidemic'
The governor of Indiana has declared a public health emergency and authorised a needle sharing programme, after an HIV outbreak "reached epidemic proportions" in part of the state.
Mar 26 First Europe non-beating heart swap
Surgeons in Cambridgeshire perform the first heart transplant in Europe using a non-beating heart.
Mar 26 DNA of 'an entire nation' assessed
The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.
Mar 26 HRT-users 'may risk clots and stroke'
Women taking HRT pills for the menopause should be aware there is a small chance it could increase their risk of blood clots and possibly stroke, a study suggests.
Mar 25 Ebola 'more deadly' in young children
Ebola is more deadly for young children than adults, an analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests.
Mar 25 Why I consumed my own blood
Unlocking the power of blood
Mar 24 Preventive surgery for cancer genes
How would you weigh a lifetime risk of developing cancer against the trauma of surgery?
Mar 24 Has Ebola focus led to other killer diseases being ignored?
Has Ebola caused other killer diseases in Africa to be ignored?
Mar 24 VIDEO: How one US school is battling obesity
Newsround reporter Ricky visited the United States to see how a school in Philadelphia is tackling obesity.
Mar 24 'Eat rice cold for fewer calories'
Scientists believe they have found a way to make rice less calorific - boil it with coconut oil and refrigerate before eating.
Mar 23 The big lives of women with small feet
China's last foot-bound women
Mar 23 VIDEO: Could cannabis oil cure cancer?
Growing evidence suggests cannabis could cure serious diseases like cancer, but opinions are divided.
Mar 23 VIDEO: Robotic glove used for stroke rehab
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have been working on a robotic glove that could help stroke patients.
Mar 23 Ashya King 'free of brain cancer'
The parents of five-year-old Ashya King, who were detained after taking him abroad for treatment for a brain tumour, say their son is now free of cancer.
Mar 23 Warning of UK mosquito disease threat
Mosquitoes could bring diseases such as dengue fever and West Nile virus to the UK within the next few decades, disease experts are warning.
Mar 23 Ebola 'over by August' says UN
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa will be over by August, the head of the United Nations Ebola mission has told the BBC.
Mar 23 VIDEO: Charity slams global Ebola response
The delayed global response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa "increased the spread" of the virus, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres claims.
Mar 23 'Cancer made me want mashed potato'
The strange effects of cancer on appetite
Mar 23 Ashya King 'free of brain cancer'
The parents of five-year-old Ashya King, who were jailed after taking him abroad for treatment for a brain tumour, say their son is now free of cancer.
Mar 23 How Ebola changed the world
How Ebola changed the world
Mar 23 Disease-carrying mosquitoes warning
Mosquitoes could bring diseases such as dengue fever and West Nile virus to the UK within the next few decades, disease experts are warning.
Mar 23 Early call for Ebola help 'ignored'
A "global coalition of inaction" contributed to world's deadliest-ever Ebola outbreak, the medical charity MSF says a year after it was declared.
Mar 22 Asia's deadly secret: The scourge of the betel nut
The cancer legacy of Asia's mind-altering nuts