Heart transplant record is 'remarkable'

The surgeon who operated on the world's longest-surviving heart transplant patient says surviving "in excess of 30 years" is "remarkable".

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 5:28 am

'Strongest evidence' of Zika effect

One of the US's most senior public health officials reveals the "strongest evidence to date" of the effect on babies of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 4:31 pm

China's first Zika case confirmed

A 34-year-old man who recently travelled to South America has become China's first confirmed case of Zika virus infection, reports state media.

Posted by on 9 February 2016 | 11:20 pm

Kenya could miss Rio over Zika fears

Kenya could pull out of the Rio Olympics if the Zika virus reaches epidemic levels, says the president of their Olympic committee.

Posted by on 9 February 2016 | 8:47 am

No safe way to suntan, experts warn

There is no safe or healthy way to get a tan from sunlight, new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) warns.

Posted by on 9 February 2016 | 3:33 am

Mutant sperm-factories spread in testes

Mutant sperm-factories spread in men's testicles as they age to increase the risk of children with genetic diseases, researchers have shown.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 6:46 pm

Flashes of light may stop jet lag

Exposure to short flashes of light at night could help travellers adjust to new time zones and avoid jet lag, according to scientists.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 6:45 pm

Obama to request $1.8bn to fight Zika

The White House says it will ask US Congress for $1.8bn (£1.25bn) in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus, which is spreading through the Americas.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 7:49 am

VIDEO: Smartpatch aims to put snoring to bed

The Silent Partner claims to have come up with a solution for those sleeping with someone who snores.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 2:17 am

Cosmetic surgery ops on the rise

There was a sharp increase in the popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK in 2015, figures show.

Posted by on 7 February 2016 | 8:37 pm

India cancer survivor brings joy to destitute children

The cancer survivor bringing joy to destitute children

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 8:47 pm

Zika virus fails to spoil carnival

Millions of people celebrate the first day of the annual carnival festivities across Brazil despite concerns about the recent Zika virus outbreak.

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 8:30 pm

Can you save lives with 'big data'?

Can you save lives by analysing huge amounts of data?

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 6:43 pm

Recovering from an acid attack

How Natalia's confidence was rebuilt after an acid attack

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 10:21 pm

Do e-cigarettes make it harder to stop smoking?

Is it really harder to stop smoking if you use e-cigarettes?

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 6:28 pm

Hollywood tackles concussion head-on

New Will Smith movie tackles head injuries in sport

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 6:28 pm

Zika 'linked to nerve disorder deaths'

Colombia says three people have died after contracting the Zika virus and developing a rare nerve disorder.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 1:56 pm

First Zika pregnancy case in Europe

Spain confirms that a pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus - the first such case in Europe.

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 4:28 pm

How unhealthy is three-and-a-half years indoors?

How unhealthy is three-and-a-half years indoors?

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 5:29 am

VIDEO: Colombia - Zika infections will rise

Zika infections will rise, plateau and then fall in Colombia, says President Juan Manuel Santos.

Posted by on 3 February 2016 | 6:51 pm

VIDEO: Do you know how much sugar you eat?

BBC News looks at the amount of sugar found in the kind of food and drink we consume every day.

Posted by on 2 February 2016 | 6:02 pm

VIDEO: Timeline: How Zika virus took hold

How did the world wake up to the threat caused by the Zika virus, that health experts link to birth defects?

Posted by on 2 February 2016 | 2:13 pm

'Cancer made me want mashed potato'

The strange effects of cancer on appetite

Posted by on 7 March 2015 | 7:31 pm

NHS should welcome 'citizen whistleblowers'

Why the NHS should listen to people who see something amiss

Posted by on 4 December 2014 | 7:46 pm