BBC News - Health
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1 hour ago India transfusions infect many with HIV
At least 2,234 people contracted HIV while getting transfusions using contaminated blood in hospitals in India in the past 17 months.
10 hours ago India transfusions infect many with HIV
At least 2,234 people in India contracted the deadly HIV virus while getting blood transfusions in hospitals in the past 17 months.
Today Cigarette plain packs to 'go global'
Plain packaging for cigarettes is about to "go global" in a move that will have a "huge impact" on health, the World Health Organization says.
Today India transfusions infect many with HIV
At least 2,234 people in India contract the deadly HIV virus while getting blood transfusions in hospitals in the past 17 months.
Today The power of vaccinating pregnant women
Why they are vital for plugging the "immunisation loophole"
Today Care home scandal families' plea to PM
Families of victims of the Winterbourne View scandal write to the prime minister demanding he shuts outdated care home institutions.
Yesterday VIDEO: Staying still at work 'as bad as smoking'
New data suggests more than half of us only go for a walk at work when we need the toilet.
May 29 'Cancer made me want mashed potato'
The strange effects of cancer on appetite
May 28 WHO seeks to allay Zika Olympics fears
The World Health Organization plays down concerns that the Rio Olympics will spread the Zika virus, amid calls for the Games to be postponed.
May 28 WHO seeks to allay Zika Olympics fears
The World Health Organization plays down concerns over the spread of the Zika virus, amid calls for the Rio Olympics to be postponed.
May 28 VIDEO: Call for Olympic Games move over Zika
The World Health Organization has dismissed calls for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved because of the Zika outbreak in Brazil.
May 27 VIDEO: Dr Heimlich saves choking woman
Dr Henry Heimlich has used the Heimlich manoeuvre to save a choking woman at his retirement home.
May 27 Dr Heimlich saves choking woman
The 96-year-old man behind the Heimlich manoeuvre has used the technique to save a woman choking at his retirement home.
May 27 Scots Ebola nurse 'may never run again'
The Scottish nurse who survived Ebola says she has been left with permanent weakness in her leg and will probably never run again.
May 27 Infections resist 'last antibiotic' in US
The first case of an infection that can resist the antibiotic of last resort - colistin - has been detected in the US.
May 27 Teen cancer death rate causes alarm
Too many teenagers and young adults are dying of some types of cancer, a Europe-wide report warns.
May 26 Why I wrote about my wife's miscarriage
A husband's online account of fertility problems strikes a chord
May 26 Disgust junkies: The craze for cyst bursting videos
Why are videos of cysts being burst so popular?
May 26 Do you inherit your parent's mental illness?
Do you inherit your parent's mental illness?
May 25 Zika: Africa 'reasonably well prepared'
Africa braces for Zika virus
May 25 VIDEO: How this pig helped a man to see again
Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig's cornea into his eye.
May 25 Zika may cause baby eye problems
Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil are becoming increasingly concerned the virus may cause eye damage in babies.
May 25 NHS should welcome 'citizen whistleblowers'
Why the NHS should listen to people who see something amiss
May 24 Diabetes surgery 'missed by thousands'
Thousands of people with type-2 diabetes in the UK are missing out on obesity surgery that would slash blood sugars and even lead to remission in some cases, a team of experts say.
May 24 NHS doctor joined Islamic State group
An NHS doctor left his family in the UK and joined the Islamic State group in Syria, the BBC learns from leaked IS recruitment papers.
May 24 VIDEO: How a pig helped this man to see again
Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig's cornea into his eye.
May 24 Malaria drug 'should stop for troops'
Anti-malarial drug Lariam, which can cause severe side-effects, should be the "drug of last resort" for UK troops, MPs on the defence committee say.
May 23 VIDEO: Chinese man given pig's cornea
Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig's cornea into his eye.
May 23 Can vegans push themselves to physical extremes?
Can vegans push themselves to physical extremes?
May 23 VIDEO: Wilko Johnson on surviving 'terminal' cancer
Rock legend Wilko Johnson on the chance meeting that led to him being cured of cancer, which he had previously been told was terminal.