Health News from the BBC

  • Pause NHS privatisation - Labour July 29, 2014
    NHS privatisation is "being forced through at pace and scale" says shadow health secretary Andy Burnham, as he calls for it to be halted until after the general election.
  • Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola July 28, 2014
    Most border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading.
  • 'Brain hub predicts negative events' July 29, 2014
    Scientists have identified a part of the brain that may help us predict when things are about to go wrong and could play a part in depression.
  • Chicken factories given all-clear July 28, 2014
    Poultry processing plants in Llangefni and Scunthorpe alleged to have committed hygiene breaches are rated "good" and "generally satisfactory".
  • 'Poor care for hepatitis C virus' July 28, 2014
    Most people with chronic hepatitis C are not getting treatment which could help clear the virus, an official report says.
  • Six seconds 'can transform health' July 26, 2014
    Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers.
  • 'Nerve centre for appetite control' July 27, 2014
    Scientists have found a key cluster of nerve cells that can stop food consumption, according to research in mice.
  • Blood donors 'pass on hepatitis E' July 28, 2014
    Around 1,200 people each year are infected with hepatitis E through donated blood in England, a large study shows.
  • Cancer blood test moves step closer July 26, 2014
    A British team of researchers has developed what might be a simple blood test for cancer, scientists from the University of Bradford say.
  • Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies July 27, 2014
    A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials tell the BBC.