BBC News - Health
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4 hours ago Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor
One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.
7 hours ago VIDEO: Girl hears Christmas for first time
It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.
7 hours ago EU approves first stem cell therapy
A stem cell therapy has been approved for widespread medical use in the EU for the first time.
7 hours ago Stem cell scandal scientist resigns
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
10 hours ago VIDEO: Sula hears Christmas for first time
It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.
10 hours ago Brain's 'internal compass' found
The precise part of the brain that gives people a sense of direction has been pinpointed by scientists.
10 hours ago Painkillers 'cut skin cancer risk'
Regularly taking painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen may help protect against some forms of skin cancer, research suggests.
Yesterday Obesity 'could be a disability' - EU
Obesity can constitute a disability if the health effects have an impact on people's working lives, the European Court of Justice rules.
Yesterday Drug allergy: Culprit protein found
Scientists uncover a single protein that could be responsible for drug allergies, on the surface of cells.
Yesterday Autism link to air pollution raised
A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.
Yesterday Obesity 'could be a disability' - EU
Obesity can constitute a disability, the European Court of Justice has ruled.
Yesterday VIDEO: Visiting the doctor via the internet
A state-of-the-art clinic in Denmark is set to make dramatic changes to the relationship between doctor and patient.
Dec 17, 2014 S Leone houses searched for Ebola
Sierra Leone starts house-to-house searches in the capital Freetown to find hidden cases of Ebola, at the same time restricting shop opening hours.
Dec 17, 2014 Rules for babies 'from three people'
The rules for creating babies from three people - which state only two would be classed as parents - have been announced by the UK government.
Dec 17, 2014 S Leone houses searched for Ebola
Sierra Leone is due to mount house-to-house searches in the capital Freetown to find hidden cases of Ebola, and restricts shop opening hours.
Dec 16, 2014 Atul Gawande: What ails India's public health system
Atul Gawande on what ails India's public health system
Dec 16, 2014 Fat 'breathed out' of body via lungs
Fat can be breathed out as well as burned off as you lose weight, biochemists who have studied metabolism at a microscopic level say.
Dec 16, 2014 E-cigarettes 'can help smokers quit'
E-cigarettes can help smokers stop or reduce their habit, a Cochrane review has found.
Dec 16, 2014 Superbug found in Rio Olympic waters
Researchers in Brazil discover "super-bacteria" in the sea waters where sailing and windsurfing events will be held during the 2016 Olympics.
Dec 15, 2014 Yoga may protect heart, study finds
Doing yoga may be a good way to protect against heart disease, particularly if you cannot do more vigorous exercise, research suggests.
Dec 15, 2014 Ebola serum supply reaches Liberia
Liberia begins treating Ebola patients with serum therapy - a treatment made from the blood of recovered survivors.
Dec 15, 2014 Victims of a craze for cosmetic surgery
Bitter regrets in one of the world's cosmetic surgery capitals
Dec 15, 2014 Cardiff surgeons' musical medicine
Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees or Another One Bites the Dust by Queen? A study by Cardiff surgeons looks at the songs which could work best in the operating theatre.
Dec 15, 2014 Poor hygiene 'deadly in childbirth'
Leading health experts say sanitation facilities in birth clinics need to be given greater priority in low-income countries to prevent maternal and newborn deaths.
Dec 15, 2014 Shift workers 'sicker and fatter'
People working shifts in England have higher rates of obesity and long-term health problems than those doing normal hours, according to a major study.
Dec 13, 2014 Living longer in Lovely Hill
Diet, exercise and faith bring old age joy to California community
Dec 13, 2014 How to beat malaria
How are we winning the fight against the disease?
Dec 13, 2014 Cardiff surgeons' musical medicine
Does music help turn surgeons into Smooth Operators?
Dec 13, 2014 VIDEO: WHO: 'Ebola running ahead of us'
The head of the World Health Organization has told the BBC that the Ebola virus is still "running ahead" of efforts to contain it.
Dec 13, 2014 VIDEO: PNG: Winning the fight against malaria
Fariba Sahr-aei reports from community villages in Papua New Guinea about the defeat of malaria and the journey to eliminating the disease entirely.