BBC News - Health
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5 min ago China's first Zika case confirmed
A 34-year-old man who recently travelled to South America has become China's first confirmed case of Zika virus infection, reports state media.
5 min ago Pregnant Queensland woman has Zika
A pregnant woman living in Queensland, Australia has tested positive for the Zika virus, say health authorities.
Yesterday Kenya could miss Rio over Zika fears
Kenya could pull out of the Rio Olympics if the Zika virus reaches epidemic levels, says the president of their Olympic committee.
Yesterday Kenya could miss Rio over Zika fears
Kenya could pull out of the Rio Olympics if the Zika virus in Brazil reaches epidemic levels, says Kenya's Olympic committee.
Yesterday No safe way to suntan, experts warn
There is no safe or healthy way to get a tan from sunlight, new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) warns.
Yesterday Mutant sperm-factories spread in testes
Mutant sperm-factories spread in men's testicles as they age to increase the risk of children with genetic diseases, researchers have shown.
Yesterday Flashes of light may stop jet lag
Exposure to short flashes of light at night could help travellers adjust to new time zones and avoid jet lag, according to scientists.
Yesterday Obama to request $1.8bn to fight Zika
The White House says it will ask US Congress for $1.8bn (£1.25bn) in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus, which is spreading through the Americas.
Feb 8 VIDEO: Smartpatch aims to put snoring to bed
The Silent Partner claims to have come up with a solution for those sleeping with someone who snores.
Feb 8 FGM victims to get mental health care
Mental health services will be developed for victims of female genital mutilation in England, the government says.
Feb 8 Cosmetic surgery ops on the rise
There was a sharp increase in the popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK in 2015, figures show.
Feb 7 'Cancer made me want mashed potato'
The strange effects of cancer on appetite
Feb 6 Can you save lives with 'big data'?
Can you save lives by analysing huge amounts of data?
Feb 6 India cancer survivor brings joy to destitute children
The cancer survivor bringing joy to destitute children
Feb 6 Zika virus fails to spoil carnival
Millions of people celebrate the first day of the annual carnival festivities across Brazil despite concerns about the recent Zika virus outbreak.
Feb 6 Recovering from an acid attack
How Natalia's confidence was rebuilt after an acid attack
Feb 5 Hollywood tackles concussion head-on
New Will Smith movie tackles head injuries in sport
Feb 5 Do e-cigarettes make it harder to stop smoking?
Is it really harder to stop smoking if you use e-cigarettes?
Feb 5 Zika 'linked to nerve disorder deaths'
Colombia says three people have died after contracting the Zika virus and developing a rare nerve disorder.
Feb 5 Active Zika found in saliva and urine
Active Zika virus has been detected in the saliva and urine of patients, Brazilian scientists say.
Feb 4 First Zika pregnancy case in Europe
Spain confirms that a pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus - the first such case in Europe.
Feb 4 How unhealthy is three-and-a-half years indoors?
How unhealthy is three-and-a-half years indoors?
Feb 4 Zika situation declared an emergency
Zika poses a global public health emergency requiring a united response - WHO.
Feb 4 US has 'sexually transmitted' Zika case
A rare case of the Zika virus being sexually transmitted has been reported in Texas.
Feb 4 'Suicide prevention app' trial
An NHS mental health trust is working with US researchers to develop an app that may stop people from killing themselves.
Feb 4 Bed-bug DNA scanned for vulnerabilities
Scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the bed bug to help work out how to eliminate the pest, which has been developing resistance to existing insecticide sprays.
Feb 3 VIDEO: Colombia - Zika infections will rise
Zika infections will rise, plateau and then fall in Colombia, says President Juan Manuel Santos.
Feb 3 Brazil declares 'war' on Zika virus
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff declares war on mosquitoes responsible for spreading the Zika virus in a recorded TV message to the nation.
Feb 3 President Carter vs Guinea Worm
Could the disease soon be wiped out?
Feb 3 NHS should welcome 'citizen whistleblowers'
Why the NHS should listen to people who see something amiss