BBC News - Health
Date PostedArticle
3 hours ago Five Ebola cases per hour in S Leone
Save the Children says healthcare demands are far outstripping supply in Sierra Leone and warns that the Ebola outbreak there is getting worse.
6 hours ago The plight of Moldova's orphanage children
Plight of Moldova's orphanage children
6 hours ago Surviving childhood in Africa
Why are more children in Africa living beyond five?
12 hours ago Ebola: 'Five S Leone cases per hour'
Save the Children says healthcare demands are far outstripping supply in Sierra Leone and warns that the Ebola outbreak there is getting worse.
15 hours ago VIDEO: Texas children 'monitored for Ebola'
More information has come to light about the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States.
15 hours ago Smell test 'may predict lifespan'
US researchers say a simple smell test could help predict how likely someone is to be alive in five years' time.
18 hours ago VIDEO: Hunt for US Ebola victim contacts
The United States has confirmed the first case of a patient developing the Ebola virus on US soil.
18 hours ago Texas children 'monitored for Ebola'
Children have come into contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola on US soil and are being monitored, the Texas governor says.
24 hours ago VIDEO: US Ebola patient 'critically ill'
A man has become the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed on US soil, as health officials try to trace everyone he was in contact with.
Yesterday Norway best country for older people
Norway is the best place to be old, according to an index of the quality of later life in published on the UN's International Day of Older Persons.
Yesterday First Ebola case diagnosed in the US
A man who travelled from Liberia nearly two weeks ago is the first confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on American soil.
Yesterday Cancer gene test 'would save lives'
Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers.
Yesterday Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned'
At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says.
Sep 30, 2014 Children hit by tooth decay at three
More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.
Sep 30, 2014 Ebola: Why is it this disease we fear?
Why does Ebola cause more concern than other diseases?
Sep 30, 2014 Antibiotic 'link to child obesity'
A large American study suggests young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are more likely than those given fewer drugs to be obese.
Sep 29, 2014 Suspended between life and death
The wards full of patients suspended between life and death
Sep 27, 2014 Liberia chief doctor in quarantine
Liberia's chief medical officer puts herself under quarantine for 21 days, after a colleague was killed by the deadly Ebola virus.
Sep 27, 2014 VIDEO: Dementia friendly design
Well designed surroundings can make a big difference to the lives of people with dementia, so one school teaches simple techniques to make homes dementia friendly.
Sep 26, 2014 Ebola virus: Busting the myths
Milk and onions cannot stop you getting Ebola
Sep 26, 2014 W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000'
The death toll from the world's worst Ebola outbreak, in West Africa, passes 3,000, the World Health Organization says.
Sep 26, 2014 VIDEO: Brazil releases 'good' mosquitoes
Brazilian researchers release thousands of mosquitoes infected with a bacterium that suppresses Dengue fever into the environment in Rio de Janeiro.
Sep 26, 2014 Curry spice 'helps brain self-heal'
An early study in rats suggests the spice turmeric may help boost the brain's ability to repair and regenerate itself.
Sep 26, 2014 VIDEO: France launches cigarette crackdown
The French government has unveiled controversial new measures to cut the number of smokers, including introducing plain cigarette packaging.
Sep 25, 2014 VIDEO: US: Ebola 'threat to global security'
President Barack Obama told the UN than the spread of Ebola in Africa represented a "threat to regional and global security".
Sep 25, 2014 French launch crackdown on smoking
The French government has unveiled controversial new measures to cut the number of smokers, including introducing plain cigarette packaging.
Sep 25, 2014 Sierra Leone widens Ebola quarantine
Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma widens a quarantine to include another one million people in an effort to curb the spread of Ebola.
Sep 25, 2014 Brazil releases 'good' mosquitoes
Brazilian researchers release thousands of mosquitoes infected with a bacteria that suppresses dengue fever into the environment in Rio de Janeiro.
Sep 25, 2014 VIDEO: Brazil releases 'good' mosquitoes
Brazilian researchers release thousands of mosquitoes infected with a bacteria that suppresses Dengue fever into the environment in Rio de Janeiro.
Sep 24, 2014 In pictures: Mali’s motorbiking eye surgeons
Motorbiking eye surgeons battle preventable blindness in Mali