Can fish skin help treat burns?

Doctors in Brazil are experimenting with a new treatment for burns by using fish skin.

Posted on: 25 May 2017 | 11:08 pm denies exploiting users' DNA

The genealogy service says it is changing its terms and conditions after being criticised.

Posted on: 25 May 2017 | 10:19 am

Fitness trackers 'poor at measuring calories burned'

But they are accurate at measuring heart rate, a study of seven devices has found.

Posted on: 25 May 2017 | 2:39 am

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus chosen as new boss of the World Health Organization

Posted on: 23 May 2017 | 12:34 pm

'Half a glass of wine every day' increases breast cancer risk

That's what a report says - but we look at all the risks of breast cancer for women.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 6:09 pm

Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 3:23 pm

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 2:32 pm

Microwave mushrooms 'to keep their goodness', scientists say

Grilling and microwaving are the best ways to cook the fungi, a Spanish study says.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 7:01 am

Intersex patients 'routinely lied to by doctors'

Doctors in the UK routinely lied to patients with disorders of sex development known as intersex conditions, the BBC finds.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 6:43 am

IVF treatment girl returns to Newcastle Centre for Life

"I was made out of two tiny little cells in a little glass tube," says seven-year-old Hannah.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 4:51 am

Body over mind

Research on the role of the immune system in depression.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 3:16 am

Yemen war: Major cholera epidemic feared, says charity

Almost 250 people have died of the disease this month alone, says Save the Children.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 1:48 am


Jeanette was 50 when she discovered the truth about her own body.

Posted on: 21 May 2017 | 7:39 pm

Reproductive rebels

Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

Posted on: 21 May 2017 | 6:17 pm

Wanted: Top doctor to care for 7 billion people

The World Health Organization is recruiting a boss. Hear from the three candidates for the top job in their own words.

Posted on: 20 May 2017 | 7:06 pm

UK's first high-energy proton beam machine in Newport

The UK's first high-energy proton beam machine will offer treatments next year, the firm behind it says.

Posted on: 20 May 2017 | 9:06 am

Cigarettes sold in plain green packs under new rules

Standardised tobacco packaging rules come into force to try to put young people off smoking.

Posted on: 20 May 2017 | 6:35 am

Five tips from the ‘happiest man on earth’.

Renowned expert and author on compassion and happiness Matthieu Ricard, often called the ‘happiest man on earth', offers his five top tips for happiness.

Posted on: 19 May 2017 | 10:53 am

'Spice' ban one year on

It's a year since the ban on so-called legal highs, but has making it illegal stopped people from using it?

Posted on: 18 May 2017 | 10:36 pm

Shock therapy

ECT has recently been used in some countries as a treatment for children who severely self injure.

Posted on: 18 May 2017 | 7:38 pm

Dementia: Why son fears for mum's future care

The BBC last saw dementia-sufferer Andriani in 2014. Her deterioration has been rapid - while the costs to care for her rise.

Posted on: 18 May 2017 | 6:02 pm

Mum's warning after daughter dies of meningitis W

Lauren Sandell was 18 years old when she died from the disease, a few months after starting university.

Posted on: 18 May 2017 | 4:56 am

Exercise programme 'can reduce concussion' in youth rugby

Strength, balance and movement exercises help teenagers avoid injury, a study says.

Posted on: 18 May 2017 | 2:23 am

Can too much caffeine kill you?

Sixteen-year-old Davis Cripe died in the US after drinking caffeine too quickly.

Posted on: 17 May 2017 | 7:19 am

The new 3D image tool for surgeons

Echopixel allows surgeons to view and interact with a patient's scans in 3D.

Posted on: 17 May 2017 | 2:12 am