First UK hospital gives baby boxes to parents

A hospital in London is giving out baby boxes, containing a starter kit of clothes, nappies and toys, to all new parents.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 8:25 am

'Bath daily' advice for eczema children

If your child has eczema it is fine to give them a dunk in the bath every day, as long as you apply lots of moisturiser to their skin afterwards, US experts say.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 11:30 pm

Zika vaccine 'works very well' in mice

A single dose of an experimental vaccine can protect mice against the Zika virus, raising renewed hope of a vaccine for humans, say scientists

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 10:15 am

How liquid aspirin could kill brain tumours

Dr Kieran Breen explains how aspirin, in liquid form, could provide a cure for brain tumours

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 8:39 am

Helium discovery a 'game-changer'

Scientists say they have found a large helium gas field in Tanzania, amid concerns global supplies are running out.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 7:40 am

Inside Porton Down

Dr Michael Mosley investigates Britain's most secretive and controversial military research base, Porton Down, on its 100th anniversary.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 9:08 pm

Playing card games aids stroke recovery

Playing simple card games, such as snap, can help stroke patients with their recovery, research suggests.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 7:34 pm

Elite tennis players have 'beefed up'

A Wimbledon win may be down to pumping iron in the gym, according to researchers who say the most successful elite male players of modern times are more muscular.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 7:24 pm

Rio 2016 boss: Zika 'blown out of proportion'

The CEO of the 2016 Olympics has addressed concerns about Zika, the economy and the impact of the games on Brazil.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 5:55 pm

Orlando medic: 'I can still see victims’ faces'

A doctor who treated victims of the Orlando massacre talks of the mental scars left by what he experienced.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 11:23 am

Euro 2016: Football alcohol adverts seen 'once a minute'

People who watched Wales' Euro 2016 game against England on television saw alcohol marketing almost once every minute during play, a study finds.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 9:35 am

US Healthcare records offered for sale online

Three US healthcare organisations are reportedly being held to ransom by a hacker who stole data on hundreds of thousands of patients.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 9:30 am

High sport drink use among young teens 'risk to health'

High numbers of younger teenagers are risking tooth decay and obesity by regularly having high-sugar sport drinks, dental experts say.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 6:43 am

Unpaid carers support group launched

A support group for unpaid carers is set up so people can finally know their rights.

Posted by on 26 June 2016 | 4:30 pm

Office cake culture is 'danger to health'

Having cake at work to celebrate colleagues' birthdays, engagements or just surviving the week is a danger to health, warns a senior dentist.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 7:38 pm

Abortion demand 'soars' over Zika

Fears over the Zika virus have contributed to a "huge" increase in number of abortions in Latin America, researchers suggest.

Posted by on 22 June 2016 | 6:05 pm

Virtual doctors

Health services for a million people in Zambia are being connected to UK doctors, using a smartphone app.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 7:58 pm

Battle for survival

BBC Brasil's Camilla Costa reports on the babies born with microcephaly one year ago and how they are faring now.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 7:47 pm

Ginger and acupressure 'options for morning sickness'

Taking ginger or using acupressure on the wrist may help some women with mild morning sickness, experts say.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 6:56 pm

Butterfly effect

How a mother campaigns to get people talking about babies who die.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 6:20 am

Yellow fever fight

Angola is struggling to contain a yellow fever outbreak that has killed more than 300 people since December and is threatening other countries.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 1:56 am

BBC reporter tells of MS diagnosis

BBC journalist Caroline Wyatt says she is determined to make the most of her life after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Posted by on 20 June 2016 | 6:59 pm

Falklands widow fights for frozen embryos

The widow of a Falklands veteran is going to the High Court to try and prevent their frozen embryos being destroyed.

Posted by on 20 June 2016 | 5:04 pm

Second baby for womb transplant mum

One of the first women to receive a womb transplant is expecting a second child, a medical conference has heard.

Posted by on 20 June 2016 | 12:04 pm

Mother: 'We need more dialogue around drugs'

Three 12-year-old girls who became seriously ill after taking ecstasy on Saturday are now said to be in a stable condition.

Posted by on 20 June 2016 | 4:24 am