BBC News - Health
Date PostedArticle
4 hours ago Journey through the Ebola heartland
On a journey charting the impact of the disease
10 hours ago The parents refusing to vaccinate their children against polio
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio
19 hours ago Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO
The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.
Yesterday VIDEO: 'Without food people can't fight Ebola'
World Food Programme Guinea country director Elisabeth Faure says the Ebola outbreak is making problems with food insecurity in affected countries much worse.
Nov 20, 2014 Female bosses 'more depressed'
Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.
Nov 19, 2014 Obesity 'costing same as smoking'
The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research suggests.
Nov 19, 2014 Complex jobs 'may protect memory'
People with mentally taxing jobs, including lawyers and graphic designers, may end up having better memory in old age, research suggests.
Nov 19, 2014 AUDIO: Early years of sex research on display
Today programme presenter Sarah Montague on a tour of The Institute of Sexology, a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, London.
Nov 19, 2014 VIDEO: David Shukman: Who discovered Ebola?
First indications came from Kinshasa to Antwerp
Nov 19, 2014 Is bushmeat behind Ebola outbreak?
What role does wild animal meat play in the Ebola outbreak?
Nov 18, 2014 Ebola research receives $5.7m boost
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledges $5.7m to launch a programme that uses plasma from Ebola survivors to try to treat the illness.
Nov 18, 2014 Concern over rising heart infection
Rates of a deadly infection of the heart have increased after guidelines advised against giving antibiotics to prevent it in patients at risk, research shows.
Nov 18, 2014 S Africa to spend $2bn on Aids drugs
South Africa is to spend $2.2bn (£1.4bn) over two years on life-saving Aids drugs for public hospitals, a government minister says.
Nov 18, 2014 Poor 'have fewer teeth' than rich
The poorest people in society have eight fewer teeth by the time they reach their 70s than the richest, a study suggests.
Nov 18, 2014 The self-publicist whose medical text books caused a stir
A strangely accurate book of anatomy from 1543
Nov 18, 2014 Ebola: Are cases levelling off?
Are we entering a new stage of the Ebola epidemic?
Nov 17, 2014 How technology is checking health corruption in India
How technology is checking health corruption in India
Nov 17, 2014 VIDEO: 'I stayed for the love of my people'
Josephine Sellu, a matron in Sierra Leone, says she stayed there to fight Ebola for the "love of my people".
Nov 17, 2014 Why nightshifts pile on the pounds
Scientists believe they have discovered why people who work nightshifts are more prone to weight gain and obesity.
Nov 17, 2014 Tenth of British men 'pay for sex'
More than one in 10 men have paid for sex, according to a major study of British sexual habits.
Nov 17, 2014 EU adopts new bird flu measures
The European Commission adopts protective measures to try to contain a bird flu outbreak after new cases in the Netherlands and UK.
Nov 17, 2014 Sierra Leone Ebola doctor dies in US
A surgeon from Sierra Leone who was being treated for Ebola in the US has died, a Nebraska hospital announces.
Nov 17, 2014 Drowning: 'Hidden childhood killer'
A World Health Organization report reveals drowning is one of the top 10 killers of children across the world.
Nov 17, 2014 Dutch battle 'contagious' bird flu
The European Commission is discussing protective measures to contain a highly contagious strain of bird flu discovered at a Netherlands poultry farm.
Nov 17, 2014 How many types of bird flu?
How many different strains are there?
Nov 17, 2014 AUDIO: Ebola vaccine on track for January
Professor Adrian Hill and trial volunteer Ruth Atkins discuss the progress of an experimental Ebola vaccine.
Nov 17, 2014 Bird flu case at Yorkshire duck farm
Officials confirm a case of bird flu at a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire, but say the risk to public health is very low.
Nov 17, 2014 Dutch battle 'contagious' bird flu
The European Commission is discussing protective measures to contain a highly contagious strain of bird flu discovered at a poultry farm in the Netherlands.
Nov 17, 2014 The one dollar contraceptive
Jab eases family planning for women in 69 countries
Nov 17, 2014 Exotic pets and the risks to health
Are the health risks for owners on the rise?