BBC News - Health
Date PostedArticle
7 hours ago The battle for control of the cigarette packet
How health warnings are changing cigarette packet design
7 hours ago Liberia releases last Ebola patient
Liberia has released its last Ebola patient after going a week without any new cases for the first time since May 2014, according to health officials.
19 hours ago Billions 'have untreated tooth decay'
Billions of people have untreated tooth decay across the globe, an international study has found.
Yesterday VIDEO: Fears for future of Ebola orphanage
There is growing concern about the future of an orphanage run by a British charity in Sierra Leone, after one member of staff died last week from Ebola.
Yesterday Adults get flu 'every five years'
Adults catch real flu about once every five years, while children get it every other year, scientists calculate, based on a field study in China.
Mar 3, 2015 Tablet video game combats lazy eye
Video games firm Ubisoft is working on a title that it believes can treat lazy eye, a condition that can result in reduced vision.
Mar 3, 2015 VIDEO: Painful legacy of Ebola in Liberia
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed almost 10,000 people, but it appears the number of people dying from the virus is finally slowing down.
Mar 3, 2015 VIDEO: How much coffee is good for you?
BBC News asks whether coffee really is healthy after a study appeared to show that moderate consumption may help people avoid heart disease.
Mar 3, 2015 The art of before-and-after pictures
Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?
Mar 3, 2015 Ebola nations 'need huge aid plan'
Liberia's president calls for an aid package for the Ebola-affected countries of West Africa along the lines of the post-WWII Marshall Plan.
Mar 2, 2015 Pakistan anti-vaccine parents held
Hundreds of parents are arrested in north-west Pakistan for refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated against polio.
Mar 2, 2015 Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.
Mar 2, 2015 VIDEO: Hidden victims of the Ebola crisis
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed almost 10,000 people, but it appears the number of people dying from the virus is finally slowing down.
Mar 2, 2015 Liberia looks forward to end of Ebola
On the verge of achieving "a miracle" in Liberia
Mar 2, 2015 Concern over online gonorrhoea care
Some websites offering treatment for gonorrhoea are putting patients at risk by failing to follow national guidelines, BBC 5 Live Investigates finds.
Mar 2, 2015 S Leone vice-president in quarantine
The vice-president of Sierra Leone puts himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards dies from the Ebola virus.
Mar 2, 2015 Are humans getting cleverer?
Why are people getting better at intelligence tests?
Feb 27, 2015 Why Sam's 'wobbly brain' is important
Why everyone should be aware of Sam's symptoms
Feb 27, 2015 VIDEO: Improving palliative care in Mexico
The fight to bring pain relief and comfort to terminally ill patients in Mexico.
Feb 27, 2015 Distinct ME stages found, says study
Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment.
Feb 27, 2015 Age-related leukaemia cases may soar
It is "almost inevitable" that your blood will take the first steps towards leukaemia as you age, researchers show.
Feb 27, 2015 Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO
People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests.
Feb 27, 2015 VIDEO: 'Bionic eye' allows man to see wife
An optical implant allows a man to see his wife again for the first time in years, and other technology highlights.
Feb 27, 2015 Wine-tasting without a larynx
The winemaker forced to relearn how to taste and smell
Feb 26, 2015 VIDEO: Do babies sleeping outside sleep longer?
The Nordic tradition for sub-zero naps.
Feb 26, 2015 Putting fitness trackers to the test
Why activity trackers fail to match up
Feb 26, 2015 Why is organ donation taboo in Africa?
Why many Africans shun organ donation
Feb 26, 2015 'Focus on fitness not fatness'
Has the focus on obesity overshadowed inactivity?
Feb 26, 2015 Food fight: Row over fat advice
How much saturated fat should you eat?
Feb 25, 2015 India urges calm on deadly swine flu
The Indian health minister urges the public not to panic as the number of deaths so far this year from swine flu passes 900 from 16,000 cases.