BBC News - Health
Date PostedArticle
9 hours ago Meet the children orphaned by Ebola
Meet some of the 10,00 children who have lost parents to Ebola
9 hours ago The battle for control of the cigarette packet
How health warnings are changing cigarette packet design
15 hours ago Sink or Swim? The global drowning crisis
Playpens to drones - new ideas to reduce deaths by drowning
18 hours ago VIDEO: Preventing drowning with playpens
Playpens are being used to save thousands of children from drowning in Bangladesh.
Jan 30, 2015 Ebola care centre for pregnant women
First treatment centre specialising in care for pregnant women opens
Jan 30, 2015 Child obesity rates 'levelling off'
The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.
Jan 29, 2015 Child obesity rates 'levelling off'
The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three UK children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.
Jan 29, 2015 Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport'
Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.
Jan 29, 2015 VIDEO: 'New generation' drug research plan
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a research programme to develop a new generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.
Jan 29, 2015 VIDEO: Measles outbreak blamed on parents
The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.
Jan 29, 2015 Ebola virus mutating, scientists say
Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.
Jan 28, 2015 VIDEO: Veteran news anchor reveals he has ALS
Veteran US news presenter Larry Stogner has revealed he has an incurable neurological disease live on air.
Jan 28, 2015 E. coli found in Winnipeg water
Residents in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have been instructed to boil their drinking water after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply.
Jan 28, 2015 The transgender 13-year-old
Is 13 too young for transgender therapy?
Jan 28, 2015 Bank chief warns of pandemic threat
The world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak, the president of the World Bank warns.
Jan 27, 2015 India's illegal market for blood
The desperate patients in India turning to illegal blood donors
Jan 27, 2015 Double-chin jab approval sought
US drug regulators are considering approving an injection designed to combat chin fat.
Jan 27, 2015 In search of a personalised diet
How personalised diets can help slimming
Jan 27, 2015 Oxfam seeks post-Ebola Marshall Plan
Oxfam calls for a multi-million dollar Marshall Plan-type scheme to help West African countries worst affected by Ebola recover from the crisis.
Jan 27, 2015 High cholesterol in mid-life risky
Having even slightly raised cholesterol in midlife significantly increases a person's risk of heart disease, research reveals.
Jan 26, 2015 VIDEO: Care home residents enjoy cocktail party
Cocktail parties in care homes help people relive younger years
Jan 26, 2015 Dementia 'link' to common drugs
A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.
Jan 26, 2015 Egypt doctor 'convicted in FGM case'
An Egyptian doctor is convicted of the manslaughter of a girl who died after undergoing an illegal female genital mutilation procedure, activists say.
Jan 26, 2015 Egypt doctor 'convicted in FGM case'
An Egyptian doctor is convicted in a landmark appeal of carrying out female genital mutilation surgery, a campaign group and lawyer say.
Jan 26, 2015 VIDEO: Stigma of caring for Ebola patients
People who help those with Ebola in West Africa have to overcome not just the danger of that role, but also stigma and social isolation.
Jan 26, 2015 Egypt doctor 'convicted in FGM case'
An Egyptian doctor is convicted in a landmark retrial of carrying out female genital mutilation surgery, a campaign group and lawyer say.
Jan 26, 2015 Deadly dip: baseball's toxic tradition
The fight against baseball's toxic tradition
Jan 26, 2015 VIDEO: War hero's pioneering brain treatment
BBC Inside Out follows injured soldier and Afghanistan war hero Ben Parkinson as he embarks on pioneering oxygen treatment for his brain injury.
Jan 26, 2015 VIDEO: TV ad warns of heartburn-cancer sign
Persistent heartburn could be a sign of cancer, doctors warn, as a new campaign is launched to make people more aware of the signs.
Jan 26, 2015 Umami taste buds 'key to health'
A person's ability to taste umami in food is closely linked to their overall health, particularly in older people, Japanese researchers suggest.