Premature lambs kept alive in 'plastic bag' womb

Scientists were able to keep premature lambs alive for a month using an artificial "plastic bag" womb.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 12:14 pm

Ted 2017: Frugal scientist offers malaria tools

A toy-inspired device for malaria detection that costs 20 cents is shown off at the Ted conference

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 3:09 am

'500kg' Egyptian woman's sister accuses Indian doctors of lying

The sister of an Egyptian woman who went to India for weight loss surgery lashes out at her doctors.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 2:51 am

Inside a neonatal intensive care unit

What does it take to care for the sickest premature babies? 5 live takes a look inside the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Burnley General hospital.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 1:51 am

The volunteers helping ambulances to get to Syria

The BBC meets volunteers in the biggest ever convoy to transport medical vehicles from the UK to Syria.

Posted on: 25 April 2017 | 12:32 am

Exercise 'keeps the mind sharp' in over-50s, study finds

The brain is fed with more oxygen and nutrients, boosting thinking and memory skills.

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 7:00 pm

Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine

It should prevent four in 10 cases of the disease, but it is the first "real world" trial.

Posted on: 24 April 2017 | 3:02 am

'The grief can damage your mental health'

Survivors say the pain of bereavement can easily push people into mental illness without proper support.

Posted on: 23 April 2017 | 8:57 pm

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on grief: ‘It does get better’

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg speaks movingly about her grief after the death of her husband.

Posted on: 23 April 2017 | 6:38 pm

'I've given up everything to care for Mum'

Sue Jenkins says she has given up her life to care for her 88-year-old mother who has dementia.

Posted on: 23 April 2017 | 6:29 pm

Sixteen-year-old's revolutionary heart surgery idea

A teenager on work experience came with a way for surgeons to see who has previously had surgery.

Posted on: 21 April 2017 | 1:57 pm

Brain Tumour Charity cautious about Italy mobile phone ruling

Charity urges caution after a ruling in Italy about mobile phone use and brain tumour growth.

Posted on: 21 April 2017 | 11:39 am

Princes open up about Diana for mental health campaign

Prince William, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge spoke frankly about Diana's death.

Posted on: 21 April 2017 | 7:43 am

'Thousands of people read about my testicular cancer'

After Andrew Lowden's blog was shared widely, he launched #testicletuesday to raise awareness.

Posted on: 21 April 2017 | 7:20 am

Early hip fracture surgery will save hundreds of lives

A report shows 8% fewer patients die within 30 days if they get surgery within 24 hours.

Posted on: 20 April 2017 | 12:12 pm

New evidence in France of harm from epilepsy drug valproate

A preliminary French study suggests valproate caused serious malformations in up to 4,100 children.

Posted on: 20 April 2017 | 11:21 am

Serena Williams

Most women struggle to get out of bed when eight weeks' pregnant. How did Serena win a Grand Slam title?

Posted on: 20 April 2017 | 5:49 am

Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study

Study of 250,000 UK commuters shows walking is good too but suggests two wheels are best.

Posted on: 20 April 2017 | 4:14 am

Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug'

A drug for depression could stop all neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, scientists hope.

Posted on: 19 April 2017 | 10:05 pm

Controlled amino acid diet 'could help cancer treatment'

Tests on mice found restricting some amino acids slowed the development of tumours.

Posted on: 19 April 2017 | 10:01 pm

Molecule link to diabetic kidney disease

Edinburgh University scientists say the findings could lead to new therapies.

Posted on: 19 April 2017 | 6:34 pm

Harry says sharing experience of grief was 'only right'

Prince Harry says he had to talk about the death of his mother after encouraging others to open up.

Posted on: 19 April 2017 | 11:50 am

'Artificial intelligence glasses' helping blind man

A blind man from Dunstable has been helped with "artificial intelligence glasses".

Posted on: 19 April 2017 | 12:22 am

Clean eating

The plant-based diet, beloved by celebrities, has got the experts worried.

Posted on: 12 April 2017 | 11:29 am

Is Komodo dragon blood the key to new antibiotics?

Scientists find a compound based on a molecule in dragon blood helps heal infected wounds in mice.

Posted on: 11 April 2017 | 10:16 am