BBC News - Health
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4 hours ago All diets 'have similar results'
All diets - from Atkins to Weight Watchers - have similar results and people should simply pick the one they find easiest, say researchers.
10 hours ago Ebola vaccine human trial begins in US
A potential vaccine for Ebola is being tested in the US, with the first stage looking at how the immune system of 20 volunteers will respond to it.
10 hours ago Ebola response 'lethally inadequate'
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
Today How much has the ice bucket challenge achieved?
How much has the Ice Bucket Challenge achieved?
Today Ebola 'threatens' W Africa harvests
The deadly Ebola outbreak is putting food prices and harvests in West Africa "at serious risk", warns the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.
Today Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'
The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.
Today Japan tackles dengue fever outbreak
Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.
Yesterday Action films 'may make you fat'
Watching action films could make you more likely than other TV programmes to pile on the pounds, according to US researchers.
Yesterday Hospitals seeing more skin cancer
The number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer treatment in England rose by nearly a third in five years, figures show.
Yesterday Sniffing faeces 'detects infection'
UK researchers say an "electronic nose" that smells faeces can detect strains of bacteria that can cause deadly infections.
Yesterday VIDEO: Trapeze lessons 'help beat depression'
Women suffering from depression are being encouraged to attend a trapeze exercise class to help manage their symptoms.
Aug 31, 2014 The girl with three biological parents
The girl who has three biological parents
Aug 31, 2014 VIDEO: 'Mental illness can happen to anyone'
Sam Bailey spoke to BBC News about his experiences with depression.
Aug 31, 2014 VIDEO: Airport adopts infrared Ebola 'test'
The BBC's Tomi Oladipo has been speaking to people in Nigeria's most populous city Lagos as the authorities take measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.
Aug 30, 2014 Bionic pancreas: A new dawn for diabetics?
Labs in race to find bionic solution for Type 1 Diabetes
Aug 29, 2014 Senegal confirms first Ebola case
Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.
Aug 29, 2014 Test Ebola drug '100% effective'
The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.
Aug 29, 2014 Senegal confirms first Ebola case
Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth west African country now affected by the outbreak.
Aug 29, 2014 Ebola travel bans 'should be lifted'
West African health ministers call for travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak to be lifted, following WHO advice.
Aug 29, 2014 Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link'
A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.
Aug 29, 2014 Ebola: Why is it this disease we fear?
Why does Ebola cause more concern than other diseases?
Aug 28, 2014 Ebola Africa travel bans to be axed
West African health ministers meeting in Ghana follow WHO advice and lift travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.
Aug 28, 2014 Electrical stimulation 'aids memory'
Electromagnetic stimulation of a specific part of the brain may improve the ability to remember certain facts, researchers say.
Aug 28, 2014 Plain packs 'no effect on smokers'
A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.
Aug 28, 2014 Genetic clues to spread of Ebola
Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.
Aug 28, 2014 WHO warns 20,000 at risk of Ebola
The UN's health agency says the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, and urges airlines to resume flights.
Aug 28, 2014 Ebola crisis: Five ways to avoid the deadly virus
Wash your hands and other top tips to avoid Ebola
Aug 28, 2014 Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub
Nigeria confirms its first Ebola death outside Lagos, a Port Harcourt doctor, as the WHO says the total number of cases could eventually pass 20,000.
Aug 28, 2014 Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub
Nigeria confirms its first Ebola death outside Lagos – a doctor in the oil hub of Port Harcourt who becomes the sixth fatality in Africa's most populous country.
Aug 28, 2014 NHS complaints rise to 480 every day
The number of complaints made about NHS care in England increased to an average of 480 every day, according to official data.