BBC News - Health
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13 hours ago #WhatIt'sReallyLike
Young women with type 1 diabetes talk about the misunderstanding around the disease.
22 hours ago Zika virus: Florida cases 'likely' to be first US-based infections
Four people suffering from the Zika virus in Florida are probably the first cases contracted within the US, health officials say.
Yesterday Sweden to investigate sex lives
Sweden is launching a three-year official study of its citizens' sex lives - the first for 20 years.
Yesterday 'We want women to feel safe'
The UK's first maternity service for victims of rape and sexual abuse, which opens today at the Royal London Hospital.
Yesterday Cheat's guide
Scientists say that having just an hour of exercise a day may help undo the damage of sitting at a desk all day. Here are five tips on how to be more active without having to go anywhere near a gym.
Jul 28 Exercises you can do at your desk to counter sedentary job
Exercise can counter the dangers of an office job - if you're short of time, here are some moves you can do at your desk.
Jul 28 Cancer found in ancient human ancestor's foot
The earliest evidence of cancer in the human fossil record has been discovered in South Africa, say researchers.
Jul 28 Hour's activity 'offsets sedentary day'
An hour's "brisk exercise" each day offsets the risks of early death linked to a desk-bound working life, scientists suggest.
Jul 28 Human nose study yields new antibiotics
A new class of antibiotics has been discovered by analysing the bacterial warfare taking place up people's noses, scientists report.
Jul 27 Bore out: Londoners share their views on boredom at work
The BBC's Laura Westbrook takes to the streets of London to ask people for their thoughts on being bored at work.
Jul 27 Florida investigates four mysterious Zika infections
Health officials in Florida investigate four cases of Zika that do not appear related to travel, raising fears US mosquitoes may be carrying the virus.
Jul 27 Ice Bucket Challenge mum praises ALS 'breakthrough'
Nancy Frates, whose son Pete has ALS, welcomes a research breakthrough, but says more donations are needed to find a "cure".
Jul 27 Ice Bucket Challenge funds gene discovery in ALS (MND) research
The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded the discovery of an important gene in the neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says.
Jul 27 Drug 'may slow' Alzheimer's brain death
A drug appears to slow the death of the brain and preserve mental function in patients with Alzheimer's disease, a study shows.
Jul 27 The mosquito menace
Why the mosquito that spreads the Zika virus is flourishing in the urban environment.
Jul 27 'The worst day of my life'
The threat of the Zika virus has now become international, but the alarm was raised in Brazil last year when a growing number of cases of microcephaly began to emerge.
Jul 27 What you need to know
An alarming and disturbing infection linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains is spreading through the Americas.
Jul 27 Key unanswered questions
What we still don't know about the Zika virus and microcephaly.
Jul 27 The twists and turns of naming diseases
For centuries diseases have been named after people and places - but do these names honour or offend?
Jul 27 The pigeon doctor will see you now
Rats, dogs and cows are just some of the animals that are advancing the diagnosis and treatment of disease in humans.
Jul 27 Health Check: Treating medical emergencies in space
A major medical emergency has never occurred on the International Space Station - but what would happen if it did?
Jul 26 Bedroom battleground
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers a dilemma over possible malaria prevention.
Jul 26 How have Dolly the Sheep's 'siblings' fared?
The prospect of using cloning to treat humans has been boosted by new evidence suggests that it can be used safely in animals.
Jul 26 The British egg industry explains why runny eggs are now safe to eat
Mark Williams, chief executive of the British egg industry council, tells Radio 4's Today programme they are "absolutely delighted"
Jul 26 Saved premature baby Sophie Proud returns to ward as student nurse
Sophie Proud starts her placement as a student nurse at the ward which saved her life when she was born prematurely.
Jul 26 Stem cell match for 'one in nine million' toddler Joey Ziadi
A toddler with a "one in almost nine million" blood disorder finds a matching stem cell donor after a two-year search.
Jul 26 Dutch men revealed as world's tallest
When it comes to height, Dutch men and Latvian women tower over all other nationalities, a study reveals.
Jul 26 Binge watching TV programmes could kill you, according to Japanese scientists
Japanese scientists say watching TV for hours can raise the risk of you dying from a blood clot.
Jul 26 Raw eggs 'safe for pregnant women'
Pregnant women should no longer be told not to eat raw or lightly cooked eggs, a food safety committee recommends.
Jul 26 Dutch men confirmed as world's tallest
When it comes to height, Dutch men and Latvian women tower over all other nationalities, a new study reveals.