Novartis in $16bn GSK division deal

Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drugmakers, strike a multi-billion-dollar deal to join forces and reshape their businesses.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 9:38 am

Saudi health minister sacked

As Saudi Arabia dismisses its health minister, the Mers virus death toll continues to rise.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 4:00 am

VIDEO: Autistic workers get chance to shine

Group prepares autistic workers for tech jobs

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 7:24 pm

The man who takes troubled youths to therapy camp

The man who takes wayward children to therapy camp

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 7:06 pm

Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'

The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 7:32 am

In pictures: Childhood vaccination

Why immunisation cards are vital for millions

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 7:25 pm

Why big buttocks can be bad for your health

Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health

Posted by on 19 April 2014 | 6:16 pm

VIDEO: Buttock silicone injections 'lethal'

The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela

Posted by on 19 April 2014 | 2:44 am

Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'

Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 7:03 am

VIDEO: Babylab studies development of ADHD

Scientists at a London laboratory carry out tests to try to discover how and why some people develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 9:22 am

Should drug firms make payments to doctors?

Does it matter that drug firms give doctors money and gifts?

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 6:46 pm

Cyborg glasses express fake emotions

A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 6:00 pm

Beard trend 'guided by evolution'

The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 4:56 am

'Terror' of patient's op wake-up

A patient who awoke from an anaesthetic minutes before major surgery speaks of the "terrifying" experience.

Posted by on 15 April 2014 | 10:43 am

Bombing couple still Boston strong

Boston marathon bombing survivors cope with aftermath

Posted by on 14 April 2014 | 7:00 pm

Sensors to prevent pain for amputees

Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.

Posted by on 14 April 2014 | 6:41 pm

Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes'

UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.

Posted by on 13 April 2014 | 6:04 pm

Goggles help surgeons ‘see’ tumours

The glasses that help surgeons find cancer

Posted by on 12 April 2014 | 6:00 pm

VIDEO: Hi-tech goggles 'detect cancer cells'

A US trial of hi-tech goggles could reduce the need for secondary operations for cancer patients.

Posted by on 11 April 2014 | 12:43 am

Can you live without processed food?

Can you live without processed food?

Posted by on 10 April 2014 | 8:51 pm

Doctors implant lab-grown vagina

Four women have had new vaginas grown in the laboratory and implanted by doctors in the US.

Posted by on 10 April 2014 | 7:45 pm

'Selfie' body image warning issued

Spending lots of time on Facebook looking at pictures of friends could make women insecure about their bodies, research suggests.

Posted by on 10 April 2014 | 4:19 am

'Millions wasted' on flu drug

Hundreds of millions of pounds have been wasted on Tamiflu, a drug for flu that may work no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis says.

Posted by on 9 April 2014 | 7:56 pm

Bereaved parents heard at last

Why parents who have a stillbirth are now being listened to

Posted by on 8 April 2014 | 11:57 pm

Male eating disorders 'overlooked'

Young men with an eating disorder are not getting the help and support they need because of perceptions about a "women's illness", say researchers.

Posted by on 8 April 2014 | 6:06 pm