BBC News - Health
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4 min ago VIDEO: Mali - 'we can treat Ebola'
Mali has appealed for calm after the death of a toddler was confirmed as its first fatal case of Ebola and has said hygiene, not border closures, will contain the virus.
6 hours ago AUDIO: Ebola health worker's audio diary fears
Dr Geraldine O'Hara, an infectious diseases specialist from Huddersfield, has recorded a series of audio diaries while she is in Sierra Leone.
6 hours ago Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000
The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.
Today 'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl
The authorities in Mali confirm the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl, and say many people were exposed to her.
18 hours ago 'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl
Health officials fear many people have been exposed to Mali's first Ebola victim, a girl who showed symptoms while travelling and has since died.
18 hours ago Cancer-killing cells made in the lab
Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.
Yesterday VIDEO: Security for polio workers in Pakistan
The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.
Yesterday VIDEO: Ashya King 'has really come along'
Ashya King's father said his son "has really come along" while under going proton beam therapy in Prague.
Yesterday 'Millions of Ebola vaccines' in 2015
Millions of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organization has announced.
Yesterday Dozens monitored for Ebola in Mali
Dozens of people are being monitored in Mali after the nation confirmed a two-year-old girl as its first Ebola case.
Yesterday First transplant of 'dead' heart
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
Yesterday Ebola crisis: 'We need help, serious help'
Sierra Leone sailor asks for international help to end the epidemic
Yesterday VIDEO: The frantic race for an Ebola vaccine
The WHO has been holding a meeting to discuss potential vaccines for Ebola. It wants senior figures from the pharmaceutical industry to find ways to speed up testing and production of drugs.
Yesterday VIDEO: Could amputees re-grow lost limbs?
Amputees could one day re-grow their missing limbs, according to researchers at Imperial College London.
Yesterday First Ebola case in Mali confirmed
Mali says a two-year-old girl - believed to have recently visited Guinea - becomes the country's first person to be infected by the deadly virus.
Yesterday NY doctor tests positive for Ebola
A US doctor who returned to New York from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa becomes the first person to test positive for the virus in the city.
Yesterday NY doctor tests positive for Ebola
A US doctor who have worked in the Ebola-hit West African country of Guinea becomes the first person to test positive for the virus in New York.
Yesterday VIDEO: The frantic race an Ebola vaccine
The WHO has been holding a meeting to discuss potential vaccines for Ebola. It wants senior figures from the pharmaceutical industry to find ways to speed up testing and production of drugs.
Oct 23, 2014 Later sunsets 'make kids more active'
Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.
Oct 23, 2014 Ebola blood-therapy team set up
An international team of scientists is set up to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola-survivors as a treatment.
Oct 23, 2014 Six surprising Ebola numbers
Six surprising figures from the frontline
Oct 23, 2014 Can pregnant women ever drink?
Can pregnant women ever safely drink alcohol?
Oct 23, 2014 How not to catch Ebola
As the outbreak rages, here's what we know about stopping it
Oct 22, 2014 VIDEO: In numbers: Treating Ebola patients
BBC News looks at what it takes to treat Ebola patients, in numbers and graphics.
Oct 22, 2014 WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks
The World Health Organization's emergency committee holds talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.
Oct 22, 2014 'Nine million have TB' - WHO report
The World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease.
Oct 22, 2014 Male genes linked to early death
The male Y sex chromosome may have a role in prolonging men's lives and fighting cancer, according to a study.
Oct 22, 2014 WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks
The World Health Organization's emergency committee is holding talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.
Oct 21, 2014 Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'
Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.
Oct 21, 2014 VIDEO: Bondi Beach surfers fight depression
Grant Trebilco started Fluro Fridays on Australia's Bondi Beach to help fight his own bipolar disorder - now more than 100 surfers join him each week.