Sniffing faeces 'detects infection'

UK researchers say an "electronic nose" that smells faeces can detect strains of bacteria that can cause deadly infections.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 3:51 am

The girl with three biological parents

The girl who has three biological parents

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 6:15 pm

Bionic pancreas: A new dawn for diabetics?

Labs in race to find bionic solution for Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by on 30 August 2014 | 7:09 pm

Senegal confirms first Ebola case

Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 3:28 pm

Test Ebola drug '100% effective'

The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 12:00 pm

Electrical stimulation 'aids memory'

Electromagnetic stimulation of a specific part of the brain may improve the ability to remember certain facts, researchers say.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 7:17 pm

Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link'

A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 7:15 pm

Ebola travel bans 'should be lifted'

West African health ministers call for travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak to be lifted, following WHO advice.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 6:05 pm

Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub

Nigeria confirms its first Ebola death outside Lagos, a Port Harcourt doctor, as the WHO says the total number of cases could eventually pass 20,000.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 7:02 am

NHS complaints rise to 480 every day

The number of complaints made about NHS care in England increased to an average of 480 every day, according to official data.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 4:38 am

US 'soccer moms' sue over concussion

A group of young American football players and their parents have sued Fifa and US football groups over the risks from concussions.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 9:21 pm

Depression in cancer 'overlooked'

Three-quarters of UK cancer patients who are depressed are not getting the psychological therapy they need, researchers say.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 7:36 pm

Tomatoes linked with fighting cancer

Eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer, research suggests.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 12:03 pm

Hormone 'protects premature babies'

The hormone erythropoietin (EPO) could prevent brain injuries in very premature babies, a study suggests.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 3:01 am

Sniffing out the allergy epidemic

Why so many of us are developing allergies

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 9:49 pm

Ebola crisis: Five ways to avoid the deadly virus

Wash your hands and other top tips to avoid Ebola

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 6:35 pm

VIDEO: What goes into a fake cigarette?

The BBC's Tom Brown finds out what is in a fake cigarette

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 9:55 am

'Ban E-cig use indoors,' says WHO

The World Health Organization says there should be regulations preventing the use of electronic cigarettes indoors in public and work places.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 8:33 am

VIDEO: Ebola doctor's traumatic experiences

A doctor from Cardiff talks of her "traumatic" experiences helping Ebola victims in the west African state of Liberia.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 2:19 am

Gut bugs 'help prevent allergies'

Bacteria which naturally live inside our digestive system can help prevent food allergies, according to animal research.

Posted by on 25 August 2014 | 9:15 pm

Could your clothing save your life?

Could your clothes save your life?

Posted by on 25 August 2014 | 6:03 pm

The malaria mines of Venezuela

Venezuela's illegal mines, where malaria is on the rise

Posted by on 23 August 2014 | 6:38 pm

Warning over electrical brain stimulation

Warning over electrical brain stimulation

Posted by on 23 August 2014 | 6:05 pm

Trauma warning on Foley death video

Will watching a violent death online cause long-term psychological distress?

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 7:11 am

VIDEO: Anastacia talks big and little things

Singer songwriter Anastacia tells BBC Breakfast about her post mastectomy experience and new album 'Resurrection'

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 6:30 am