BBC News - Health
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3 hours ago VIDEO: Keeping track of HIV in Malawi
People living with HIV in Malawi are being given access to vital tests thanks to a simpler way of transporting blood.
Yesterday HIV flushed out by cancer drug
HIV can be flushed out of its hiding places in the body using a cancer drug, researchers show.
Yesterday Ebola vaccine results 'remarkable'
A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection in a pioneering trial described as a "potential game-changer".
Jul 30 'Abortion pill' legalised in Canada
Canadian health authorities have approved the drug RU-486, commonly known as the abortion pill.
Jul 30 Ebola: 'Isn't that over yet?'
Ebola deaths have fallen in West Africa - but that doesn't mean that the hard work is done
Jul 30 Prostate cancer: Five types 'found'
Scientists identify five types of prostate cancer, each with a distinct genetic signature.
Jul 30 'Cancer made me want mashed potato'
The strange effects of cancer on appetite
Jul 29 VIDEO: Leaders set out future health goals
As the Millennium Development Goals become Sustainable Development Goals, how much progress has been made?
Jul 29 VIDEO: Boy, 8, has double hand transplant
An eight-year-old boy in America becomes the youngest recipient of a double hand transplant.
Jul 28 South Korea declares 'end' to Mers
South Korea's PM Hwang Kyo-ahn declares a "de facto end" to the Mers virus outbreak, after no new infections are reported for 23 days.
Jul 26 VIDEO: Inside Liberia Ebola medical facility
Nearly two months after Liberia was declared Ebola-free, five new cases have raised questions about the programme to eradicate the disease. The BBC's Anne Soy reports from the medical facility where they are being treated.
Jul 26 VIDEO: The dangerous health legacy of war
Childhood vaccinations missed due to the conflict in Bosnia has now led to a huge rise in the numbers of measles cases.
Jul 26 How speaking up can save lives
How speaking out can save lives
Jul 25 NHS should welcome 'citizen whistleblowers'
Why the NHS should listen to people who see something amiss
Jul 24 VIDEO: How and why a mosquito bites you
Malarial mosquitoes are posing a new threat - they have started biting during the day in some parts of Africa
Jul 24 Malaria vaccine: How good is good enough?
Pros and cons of using first licensed malaria vaccine
Jul 24 Malaria vaccine one step closer
The world's first malaria vaccine has cleared one of the final regulatory hurdles prior to being used to immunise children in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jul 23 Cheap drugs cut breast cancer deaths
Cheap drugs normally used to strengthen bone can cut deaths from breast cancer, research shows.
Jul 23 Stroke drug is safe, says review
A panel of independent experts has decided that a clot-busting drug often used to treat strokes is "safe and effective".
Jul 23 IVF since the first 'test-tube baby'
How has IVF changed since the first 'test-tube baby'
Jul 22 Drug 'may delay Alzheimer's decline'
The first details of how a drug could slow the pace of brain decline for patients with early stage Alzheimer's disease have emerged.
Jul 22 Early signs drug delays Alzheimer's
The first details of how a drug could slow the pace of brain decline for patients with early stage Alzheimer's disease have emerged.
Jul 22 Hints drug can slow Alzheimer's
The first hints a drug can slow the progression of Alzheimer's emerge at a conference.
Jul 21 Sugary drinks 'harmful even if slim'
Having regular sugary drinks can increase the chance of developing type 2 diabetes, even for slim people, researchers say.
Jul 21 Diabetes pill 'hope for Parkinson's'
A type of diabetes drug may provide a glimmer of hope in the fight against Parkinson's disease, research in the journal Plos One suggests.
Jul 21 Dementia drug data set to be revealed
Data from tests on the most promising drug used in treating people with Alzheimer's disease will be presented at a conference later.
Jul 21 Robotic surgery linked to 144 deaths
A study says that surgical robots were involved in operations that resulted in at least 144 deaths over a 14-year period in the US.
Jul 21 Cell transplant 'regenerates' liver
Transplanting cells into livers has the potential to regenerate them, say scientists.
Jul 21 Bionic eye implant world first
Surgeons in Manchester have performed the world's first bionic eye implant in a patient with the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world.
Jul 21 Moving legacy of Ebola worker who died saving children
Moving legacy of Ebola worker who died saving children