VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India

The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 5:01 am

VIDEO: No hugs for Ebola volunteers

The United Nations is appealing for thousands of healthcare workers to volunteer to help in the countries worst affected by Ebola.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 4:32 am

A South Sudanese psychiatrist's Herculean task

Meet one of only two psychiatrists in war-ravaged South Sudan

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 8:14 pm

Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia'

The WHO says Liberia, the country hardest hit in the Ebola outbreak, has seen a decline in infections, but warns the crisis is far from over.

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 3:40 pm

Ebola: The right to refuse to treat

A doctor's right to refuse to treat

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 6:24 am

Can you cheat your way to fitness?

Is it really possible to get in shape by just doing the chores

Posted by on 28 October 2014 | 8:41 pm

Drinking milk 'may not protect bones'

Drinking large amounts of milk may not lower the risk of bone fractures, a study in the British Medical Journal suggests.

Posted by on 28 October 2014 | 7:57 pm

VIDEO: Obama: US 'must support health workers'

President Obama says that the United States must support health workers who are going to "the frontline" of the fight against Ebola.

Posted by on 28 October 2014 | 4:23 pm

Google developing a cancer detector

Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.

Posted by on 28 October 2014 | 12:35 pm

Body has 'rush hour' transformation

Two "rush hours" every day profoundly change the way the body works, scientists have discovered.

Posted by on 28 October 2014 | 7:10 am

VIDEO: Pakistan polio plan 'a disaster'

The polio vaccination programme in Pakistan has been described as ''a disaster'' by monitors reporting to the World Health Organization.

Posted by on 27 October 2014 | 11:06 pm

VIDEO: Ebola sufferers 'robbed of dignity'

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, on the devastating impact of Ebola upon its people.

Posted by on 27 October 2014 | 7:23 pm

The taboo of menstruating in India

The taboo of menstruation in India

Posted by on 27 October 2014 | 5:58 pm

Tribute to FGM 'warrior' Efua Dorkenoo

The woman who made the world listen

Posted by on 27 October 2014 | 7:12 am

US Ebola nurse 'plans legal action'

A US nurse held in quarantine in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa says she will challenge her confinement in court.

Posted by on 26 October 2014 | 9:59 pm

10 things you may not know about laughter

Things you may not have known about being amused

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:15 pm

VIDEO: Mali - 'we can treat Ebola'

Mali has appealed for calm after the death of a toddler was confirmed as its first fatal case of Ebola and has said hygiene, not border closures, will contain the virus.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 12:05 pm

AUDIO: Ebola health worker's audio diary fears

Dr Geraldine O'Hara, an infectious diseases specialist from Huddersfield, has recorded a series of audio diaries while she is in Sierra Leone.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 4:06 am

Cancer-killing cells made in the lab

Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 6:27 pm

VIDEO: Ashya King 'has really come along'

Ashya King's father said his son "has really come along" while under going proton beam therapy in Prague.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 9:07 am

First transplant of 'dead' heart

Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 7:00 am

Ebola crisis: 'We need help, serious help'

Sierra Leone sailor asks for international help to end the epidemic

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 1:52 am

Ebola blood-therapy team set up

An international team of scientists is set up to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola-survivors as a treatment.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 10:24 am

Later sunsets 'make kids more active'

Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 7:15 am

Six surprising Ebola numbers

Six surprising figures from the frontline

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 8:29 pm