BBC News - Health
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4 hours ago 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.
4 hours ago 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.
7 hours ago Ebola: Why is it this disease we fear?
Why does Ebola cause more concern than other diseases?
13 hours ago 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.
13 hours ago Electrical stimulation 'aids memory'
Electromagnetic stimulation of a specific part of the brain may improve the ability to remember certain facts, researchers say.
13 hours ago 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.
19 hours ago 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.
19 hours ago 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.
Yesterday Ebola crisis: Five ways to avoid the deadly virus
Wash your hands and other top tips to avoid Ebola
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday 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.
Yesterday US 'soccer moms' sue over concussion
A group of young American football players and their parents have sued Fifa and US football groups over the risks from concussions.
Yesterday Depression in cancer 'overlooked'
Three-quarters of UK cancer patients who are depressed are not getting the psychological therapy they need, researchers say.
Yesterday Ebola outbreak 'will get worse'
A top US public health official says the Ebola outbreak is set to get worse before it gets better, as West African health ministers meet in Ghana.
Yesterday Tomatoes linked with fighting cancer
Eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer, research suggests.
Aug 27, 2014 Nigeria closes schools over Ebola
Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.
Aug 27, 2014 Could your clothing save your life?
Could your clothes save your life?
Aug 27, 2014 Warning over electrical brain stimulation
Warning over electrical brain stimulation
Aug 27, 2014 Sniffing out the allergy epidemic
Why so many of us are developing allergies
Aug 27, 2014 Overseas nurses 'face shorter tests'
New rules mean nurses and midwives who have completed their training outside Europe will face shorter tests to check they are fit to work in the UK.
Aug 27, 2014 VIDEO: Hey presto: Magic therapy for kids
Young people with hemiplegia, a condition which results in one side of the body being weaker than the other, have been taking part in a magic camp in London.
Aug 26, 2014 Ebola crisis: Five top tips to avoid the deadly virus
Wash your hands and other top tips to avoid Ebola
Aug 26, 2014 Hormone 'protects premature babies'
The hormone erythropoietin (EPO) could prevent brain injuries in very premature babies, a study suggests.
Aug 26, 2014 UK Ebola patient gets test drug
The British volunteer nurse William Pooley, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, has been given the experimental drug ZMapp.
Aug 26, 2014 VIDEO: What goes into a fake cigarette?
The BBC's Tom Brown finds out what is in a fake cigarette
Aug 26, 2014 Doctors upbeat over UK Ebola patient
Doctors treating William Pooley, the first Briton to contract Ebola, say he is resilient and couldn't be in a better place.
Aug 26, 2014 VIDEO: Ebola doctor's traumatic experiences
A doctor from Cardiff talks of her "traumatic" experiences helping Ebola victims in the west African state of Liberia.
Aug 26, 2014 Ebola: 'heavy toll' on health staff
An "unprecedented" number of doctors and nurses have been infected with Ebola virus in west Africa, according to the World Health Organization.
Aug 26, 2014 'Ban E-cig use indoors,' says WHO
The World Health Organization says there should be regulations preventing the use of electronic cigarettes indoors in public and work places.