BBC News - Health
Date PostedArticle
5 hours ago Nigeria fights back against Ebola
Nigeria's lesson in how to prevent an outbreak
5 hours ago Ebola: Why is it this disease we fear?
Why does Ebola cause more concern than other diseases?
14 hours ago UN chief defends Ebola aid workers
UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".
Yesterday VIDEO: Wine vs doughnut: The hidden calories in booze
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.
Yesterday Ebola: How many people have died?
Why we don't know how many people Ebola has killed
Yesterday VIDEO: The makeshift 'protection' for Ebola
The BBC's Anne Soy reports from Ghana, where health care workers in one hospital serving Liberian refugees have had to use rain coats instead of proper protective gear against Ebola.
Yesterday Suspended between life and death
The wards full of patients suspended between life and death
Yesterday VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India
The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.
Oct 30, 2014 VIDEO: No hugs for Ebola volunteers
The United Nations is appealing for thousands of healthcare workers to volunteer to help in the countries worst affected by Ebola.
Oct 30, 2014 Fly genes hold clue to human illness
Scientists sequence the entire genome of the common housefly in a bid to find cures for human diseases.
Oct 29, 2014 A South Sudanese psychiatrist's Herculean task
Meet one of only two psychiatrists in war-ravaged South Sudan
Oct 29, 2014 Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia'
The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.
Oct 29, 2014 Can you cheat your way to fitness?
Is it really possible to get in shape by just doing the chores
Oct 29, 2014 Ebola: The right to refuse to treat
A doctor's right to refuse to treat
Oct 29, 2014 Drinking milk 'may not protect bones'
Drinking large amounts of milk may not lower the risk of bone fractures, a study in the British Medical Journal suggests.
Oct 29, 2014 Woman finds three-inch leech in nose
A backpacker finds a leech which had been living in her nose for a month after returning from a trip to South East Asia.
Oct 28, 2014 VIDEO: Obama: US 'must support health workers'
President Obama says that the United States must support health workers who are going to "the frontline" of the fight against Ebola.
Oct 28, 2014 World Bank plea for Ebola volunteers
The president of the World Bank appeals for 5,000 medical workers to volunteer and help contain the growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Oct 28, 2014 Google developing a cancer detector
Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.
Oct 28, 2014 World Bank plea for Ebola volunteers
The president of the World Bank makes an emotional appeal for 5,000 medical workers to volunteer and help contain the growing Ebola outbreak.
Oct 28, 2014 Body has 'rush hour' transformation
Two "rush hours" every day profoundly change the way the body works, scientists have discovered.
Oct 28, 2014 The taboo of menstruating in India
The taboo of menstruation in India
Oct 28, 2014 VIDEO: Pakistan polio plan 'a disaster'
The polio vaccination programme in Pakistan has been described as ''a disaster'' by monitors reporting to the World Health Organization.
Oct 27, 2014 VIDEO: Ebola sufferers 'robbed of dignity'
The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, on the devastating impact of Ebola upon its people.
Oct 27, 2014 Tribute to FGM 'warrior' Efua Dorkenoo
The woman who made the world listen
Oct 27, 2014 US Ebola nurse 'plans legal action'
A US nurse held in quarantine in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa says she will challenge her confinement in court.
Oct 26, 2014 US Ebola nurse 'plans legal action'
A US nurse held in quarantine in New York after treating Ebola patients in West Africa says she will challenge her confinement in court.
Oct 26, 2014 Ebola crisis 'may harm malaria fight'
A leading figure in malaria control has warned that efforts to contain the disease could be threatened by the Ebola crisis.
Oct 26, 2014 US envoy condemns Ebola response
The US envoy to the UN begins a visit to Ebola-hit West Africa, criticising nations who offered support but "failed to take responsibility".
Oct 25, 2014 10 things you may not know about laughter
Things you may not have known about being amused