Health News from the BBC

  • Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000 October 25, 2014
    The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.
  • Cancer-killing cells made in the lab October 24, 2014
    Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.
  • Jones 'not afraid' of NHS scrutiny October 25, 2014
    First Minister Carwyn Jones tells Radio 4's Any Questions he is not afraid of scrutiny of the NHS in Wales.
  • First transplant of 'dead' heart October 24, 2014
    Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
  • Roman gums 'healthier than ours' October 23, 2014
    People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows.
  • 'Sunshine can slow weight gain' October 23, 2014
    Exposure to sunshine could slow down weight gain and the development of diabetes, research on mice suggests.
  • Ashya's family 'unsafe for UK return' October 24, 2014
    The family of Ashya King say they will not yet return to the UK following his treatment in Prague as they do not feel safe to do so.
  • Later sunsets 'make kids more active' October 23, 2014
    Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.
  • NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul' October 23, 2014
    The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.
  • Ebola blood-therapy team set up October 23, 2014
    An international team of scientists is set up to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola-survivors as a treatment.