BBC News - Health
Date PostedArticle
44 min ago Inside Porton Down
Dr Michael Mosley investigates Britain's most secretive and controversial military research base, Porton Down, on its 100th anniversary.
44 min ago How liquid aspirin could kill brain tumours
Dr Kieran Breen explains how aspirin, in liquid form, could provide a cure for brain tumours
44 min ago Helium discovery a 'game-changer'
Scientists say they have found a large helium gas field in Tanzania, amid concerns global supplies are running out.
44 min ago US Healthcare records offered for sale online
Three US healthcare organisations are reportedly being held to ransom by a hacker who stole data on hundreds of thousands of patients.
13 hours ago Playing card games aids stroke recovery
Playing simple card games, such as snap, can help stroke patients with their recovery, research suggests.
13 hours ago Elite tennis players have 'beefed up'
A Wimbledon win may be down to pumping iron in the gym, according to researchers who say the most successful elite male players of modern times are more muscular.
16 hours ago Rio 2016 boss: Zika 'blown out of proportion'
The CEO of the 2016 Olympics has addressed concerns about Zika, the economy and the impact of the games on Brazil.
22 hours ago Orlando medic: 'I can still see victims’ faces'
A doctor who treated victims of the Orlando massacre talks of the mental scars left by what he experienced.
Yesterday Office cake culture is 'danger to health'
Having cake at work to celebrate colleagues' birthdays, engagements or just surviving the week is a danger to health, warns a senior dentist.
Yesterday High sport drink use among young teens 'risk to health'
High numbers of younger teenagers are risking tooth decay and obesity by regularly having high-sugar sport drinks, dental experts say.
Yesterday Euro 2016: Football alcohol adverts seen 'once a minute'
People who watched Wales' Euro 2016 game against England on television saw alcohol marketing almost once every minute during play, a study finds.
Yesterday Unpaid carers support group launched
A support group for unpaid carers is set up so people can finally know their rights.
Jun 25 The mosquito menace
Why the mosquito that spreads the Zika virus is flourishing in the urban environment.
Jun 25 'The worst day of my life'
The threat of the Zika virus has now become international, but the alarm was raised in Brazil last year when a growing number of cases of microcephaly began to emerge.
Jun 25 What you need to know
An alarming and disturbing infection linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains is spreading through the Americas.
Jun 25 Key unanswered questions
What we still don't know about the Zika virus and microcephaly.
Jun 25 Pregnancy vaccines
Vaccinating pregnant women is crucial, and a way of plugging the "immunisation loophole" and protecting their unborn babies, says Lord Ara Darzi, writing for the BBC News website.
Jun 25 Ali's battle with Parkinson’s
Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali died decades after developing the degenerative brain disease Parkinson's, but what is the condition and how does it develop?
Jun 25 Infecting with HIV
More than 2,000 Indians have contracted HIV while receiving blood transfusions in hospitals in the past 17 months because of the country's poor blood safety standards, writes Chapal Mehra.
Jun 25 Nothing for nothing
In an interview with the BBC News website, AstraZeneca boss Pascal Soriot talks about how it is an exciting time for the cancer drugs world, but says there is no point giving free drugs to Africa.
Jun 25 The twists and turns of naming diseases
For centuries diseases have been named after people and places - but do these names honour or offend?
Jun 25 The pigeon doctor will see you now
Rats, dogs and cows are just some of the animals that are advancing the diagnosis and treatment of disease in humans.
Jun 25 Health Check: Treating medical emergencies in space
A major medical emergency has never occurred on the International Space Station - but what would happen if it did?
Jun 22 Abortion demand 'soars' over Zika
Fears over the Zika virus have contributed to a "huge" increase in number of abortions in Latin America, researchers suggest.
Jun 22 Ginger and acupressure 'options for morning sickness'
Taking ginger or using acupressure on the wrist may help some women with mild morning sickness, experts say.
Jun 21 Battle for survival
BBC Brasil's Camilla Costa reports on the babies born with microcephaly one year ago and how they are faring now.
Jun 21 Virtual doctors
Health services for a million people in Zambia are being connected to UK doctors, using a smartphone app.
Jun 21 Ginger and acupressure 'options for morning sickness'
Taking ginger or using acupressure on the wrist may help some women with morning sickness, experts say.
Jun 21 Butterfly effect
How a mother campaigns to get people talking about babies who die.
Jun 21 Yellow fever fight
Angola is struggling to contain a yellow fever outbreak that has killed more than 300 people since December and is threatening other countries.