BBC News - Health
Date PostedArticle
May 1 Crush syndrome: Saving life in Nepal
What medical supplies does quake-hit Nepal most need?
May 1 VIDEO: 'Obesity killed my son'
Satish Appleby speaks about the death of her overweight son.
May 1 3D windpipe 'saves children's lives'
Three babies have been saved from a life-threatening condition by using 3D printed windpipe splints to help them breathe, a pilot study reveals.
May 1 'First natural birth' for diabetic
A diabetic woman is the first in the world to give birth naturally after using an artificial pancreas while pregnant, experts say.
May 1 US says 'No' to modifying embryo DNA
Modifying the DNA of embryos is a "line that should not be crossed" and poses serious safety and ethical issues, a leading figure in US research says.
Apr 30 S Africa court backs 'right to die'
A South African court grants a terminally ill man the right to die, in a landmark ruling on assisted suicide.
Apr 30 US says no to modifying embryo DNA
Modifying the DNA of embryos is a "line that should not be crossed" and poses serious safety and ethical issues, a leading figure in US research says.
Apr 29 Rubella eradicated from Americas
North and South America become the first regions to completely eradicate rubella, or German measles, after no cases in five years
Apr 29 Ruling on French gay blood donor ban
A ban on gay men giving blood in France may be justified but only if there are no alternatives, the EU's top court says.
Apr 29 Antibiotics 'not being protected'
Three-quarters of countries do not have plans in place to preserve antimicrobial medicines, the World Health Organization says.
Apr 29 How did Rwanda save 590,000 children?
How did Rwanda save 590,000 children?
Apr 29 A silence that kills men
Why do so many fortysomething men kill themselves?
Apr 29 Pregnant at 65: Miracle of medicine
How is that medically possible?
Apr 29 Can 'supergeeks' save Kenya's babies?
Can innovation save lives in Kenya's maternity wards?
Apr 28 Third of drug deaths were parents
More than a third (36%) of drug-death victims in 2013 were parents or parental figures, according to analysis of official figures.
Apr 28 Court grants assisted suicide review
Disability rights campaigners who say assisted suicide policy in England and Wales is too "liberal" win permission to bring a legal challenge.
Apr 28 'Fattest man' ready for operation
A man once dubbed the world's fattest speaks of his new "responsibility" as he awaits life-changing weight loss surgery.
Apr 28 Diet swap study shows junk food harm
A two-week diet swap experiment hints at just how damaging a junk food diet might be to our guts.
Apr 27 Pepsi to ditch artificial sweetener
A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US following consumer concerns about its safety.
Apr 27 HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK
The first HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a fast result at home has gone on sale in England, Scotland and Wales.
Apr 27 From Stratford to Rio: using Shakespeare to treat mental illness
The Brazilian medic using Shakespeare to help his patients
Apr 27 VIDEO: Drama therapy in Rio
Doctor and director Vitor Pordeus believes his unique drama therapy can cure his patients mental health problems.
Apr 27 Tinnitus mapped inside human brain
For the first time, brain signals relating to the constant ringing noise of tinnitus have been mapped across a wide area inside a patient's brain.
Apr 27 HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK
The first HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a fast result at home has gone on sale in the UK.
Apr 27 No life-saving surgery 'for billions'
Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet.
Apr 26 VIDEO: Creating food from plant proteins
The biotech start-ups looking at ways to change the way we make food.
Apr 26 VIDEO: Being overweight 'cuts dementia risk'
Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation into the relationship.
Apr 26 Mitochondria editing tried in mice
Researchers develop a technique to edit out bits of mitochondrial DNA that could otherwise pass on incurable diseases, a study in mice shows.
Apr 25 The allure of the good-looking runner
Why good-looking runners attract more donations
Apr 25 VIDEO: The life-saving shipping container
A charity in Peru is tackling high rates of multi-drug resistant TB with the help of a shipping container.