Health News from the BBC

  • UK health worker monitored for Ebola January 31, 2015
    A British healthcare worker is flown back to the UK for Ebola monitoring after suffering a needle-stick injury in Sierra Leone.
  • Churches oppose three-person babies January 30, 2015
    Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.
  • Training cuts 'could harm patients' January 30, 2015
    Proposals to shorten in-job training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn.
  • Child obesity rates 'levelling off' January 30, 2015
    The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.
  • Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport' January 30, 2015
    Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.
  • Stress balls 'cut surgery anxiety' January 30, 2015
    Watching a DVD or using a stress ball during minor surgery can reduce a patient's anxiety levels, suggests a study from the University of Surrey.
  • 'Cold plasma' kills off norovirus January 30, 2015
    Norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the world, can be killed with "cold plasma", scientists report.
  • Labour peer backs private role in NHS January 29, 2015
    Former Labour health minister Lord Darzi tells BBC's Newsnight it is irrelevant whether NHS care is delivered by the private or the public sector.
  • Ebola virus mutating, scientists say January 29, 2015
    Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.
  • Hospitals reject NHS funding cut January 29, 2015
    A row has broken out about the system for giving NHS hospitals in England their income.