BBC News - Health
Date PostedArticle
18 hours ago Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola
Most border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading.
21 hours ago Preventing injury and illness in athletes
Preventing injury and illness in athletes
21 hours ago Sun 'can harm sight as well as skin'
How the sun can damage sight as well as skin
21 hours ago Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes'
Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have shown that more bacteria are transferred by shaking hands, than by fist-bumping or high-fiving.
21 hours ago Six seconds 'can transform health'
Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers.
Yesterday 'Nerve centre for appetite control'
Scientists have found a key cluster of nerve cells that can stop food consumption, according to research in mice.
Yesterday VIDEO: Cholera outbreak in South Sudan
A cholera outbreak has spread to nine out of 10 states in South Sudan.
Jul 26, 2014 Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies
A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials tell the BBC.
Jul 26, 2014 Nigeria 'on red alert' over Ebola
Entries into Nigeria are placed on red alert after the authorities confirm the first death from the Ebola virus in the commercial capital Lagos.
Jul 26, 2014 Nigeria 'on red alert' over Ebola
All entries into Nigeria are placed on red alert after the authorities confirm the first death from the Ebola virus in the capital Lagos.
Jul 25, 2014 'New virus' discovered in human gut
Scientists say they have stumbled upon a common virus that has never been described before.
Jul 25, 2014 US manhunt for tuberculosis patient
Authorities in California search for a fugitive homeless man who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious.
Jul 25, 2014 S Leone hunts seized Ebola patient
A hunt is launched in Sierra Leone's capital for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital, as Nigeria registers its first case.
Jul 25, 2014 CAR: Fighting spreads like infection
Trying to save CAR, where fighting spreads like an infection
Jul 25, 2014 AUDIO: Shift work 'increases diabetes risk'
IOSH's Jane White and London Business School's Lynda Gratton discuss new research suggesting Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts.
Jul 25, 2014 S Leone hunts seized Ebola patient
A hunt is launched in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital by her relatives.
Jul 25, 2014 Bedtime light 'may stop cancer drug'
Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research.
Jul 25, 2014 VIDEO: Water ATMs bring clean water to Delhi
The authorities is Delhi are piloting water dispensing machines to bring clean water to residents.
Jul 25, 2014 VIDEO: Yoga all at sea
SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.
Jul 24, 2014 Shift workers 'face diabetes risk'
Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, with effects on waistlines, hormones and sleep increasing the risk, a study suggests.
Jul 24, 2014 VIDEO: The rehydration unit in an Indian slum
An Indian charity has set up a rehydration unit in their health centre to ensure local people get access to oral rehydration therapy
Jul 24, 2014 VIDEO: Clue to antibiotic resistance spread
Scientists trying to understand the rise of antibiotic resistance believe pilgrimages could provide clues to the mechanisms behind its spread.
Jul 24, 2014 Genetic clues to age of first period
The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.
Jul 24, 2014 Paracetamol for back pain questioned
Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.
Jul 23, 2014 Illegal bottom injections on rise in US
The deadly danger of illegal backstreet buttock injections
Jul 23, 2014 Glaxo profits fall hits shares
GlaxoSmithKline shares fall 6% as the drugs company's profits are hit by a slide in sales and a bribery investigation in China.
Jul 23, 2014 Indian boy has 232 teeth removed
Doctors in India extract 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.
Jul 23, 2014 VIDEO: Healthy start for newborns
A new study shows that newborn babies can reap the health benefits of a delay in cutting their umbilical cord - whilst they're safe in their mothers' arms.
Jul 23, 2014 S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected
The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.
Jul 23, 2014 Human body parts dumped in Tanzania
Eight people from a Tanzanian medical institute are arrested after 85 bags containing human body parts are found in the city of Dar es Salaam.