Disrupting chemicals ‘cost billions’

Common chemicals that disrupt hormones could cost more than €150bn a year in damage to health in Europe, studies claim.

Posted by on 5 March 2015 | 9:34 pm

Liberia releases last Ebola patient

Liberia has released its last Ebola patient after going a week without any new cases for the first time since May 2014, according to health officials.

Posted by on 5 March 2015 | 7:36 am

Billions 'have untreated tooth decay'

Billions of people have untreated tooth decay across the globe, an international study has found.

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 6:48 pm

VIDEO: Fears for future of Ebola orphanage

There is growing concern about the future of an orphanage run by a British charity in Sierra Leone, after one member of staff died last week from Ebola.

Posted by on 4 March 2015 | 7:46 am

Adults get flu 'every five years'

Adults catch real flu about once every five years, while children get it every other year, scientists calculate, based on a field study in China.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 6:42 pm

Tablet video game combats lazy eye

Video games firm Ubisoft is working on a title that it believes can treat lazy eye, a condition that can result in reduced vision.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 2:54 pm

VIDEO: How much coffee is good for you?

BBC News asks whether coffee really is healthy after a study appeared to show that moderate consumption may help people avoid heart disease.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 11:45 am

Ebola nations 'need huge aid plan'

Liberia's president calls for an aid package for the Ebola-affected countries of West Africa along the lines of the post-WWII Marshall Plan.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 10:49 am

VIDEO: Painful legacy of Ebola in Liberia

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed almost 10,000 people, but it appears the number of people dying from the virus is finally slowing down.

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 10:22 am

The art of before-and-after pictures

Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?

Posted by on 3 March 2015 | 2:44 am

Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries

Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 6:08 pm

Pakistan anti-vaccine parents held

Hundreds of parents are arrested in north-west Pakistan for refusing to allow their children to be vaccinated against polio.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 4:03 pm

VIDEO: Hidden victims of the Ebola crisis

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed almost 10,000 people, but it appears the number of people dying from the virus is finally slowing down.

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 1:15 pm

Liberia looks forward to end of Ebola

On the verge of achieving "a miracle" in Liberia

Posted by on 2 March 2015 | 11:32 am

Are humans getting cleverer?

Why are people getting better at intelligence tests?

Posted by on 1 March 2015 | 6:03 pm

Concern over online gonorrhoea care

Some websites offering treatment for gonorrhoea are putting patients at risk by failing to follow national guidelines, BBC 5 Live Investigates finds.

Posted by on 28 February 2015 | 8:30 pm

S Leone vice-president in quarantine

The vice-president of Sierra Leone puts himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards dies from the Ebola virus.

Posted by on 28 February 2015 | 4:53 pm

Distinct ME stages found, says study

Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment.

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 8:31 pm

Why Sam's 'wobbly brain' is important

Why everyone should be aware of Sam's symptoms

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 7:39 pm

VIDEO: Improving palliative care in Mexico

The fight to bring pain relief and comfort to terminally ill patients in Mexico.

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 6:25 pm

Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO

People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests.

Posted by on 27 February 2015 | 8:27 am

Age-related leukaemia cases may soar

It is "almost inevitable" that your blood will take the first steps towards leukaemia as you age, researchers show.

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 9:17 pm

VIDEO: 'Bionic eye' allows man to see wife

An optical implant allows a man to see his wife again for the first time in years, and other technology highlights.

Posted by on 26 February 2015 | 6:08 pm

India urges calm on deadly swine flu

The Indian health minister urges the public not to panic as the number of deaths so far this year from swine flu passes 900 from 16,000 cases.

Posted by on 25 February 2015 | 3:47 pm

WHO 'taken aback' by measles outbreaks

Measles vaccinations must be immediately stepped up across Europe and central Asia after a series of outbreaks, the World Health Organization says.

Posted by on 25 February 2015 | 5:56 am