Young women at 'highest mental health risk'

Alice Thompson, 17, is in treatment for her mental health problems, which include anxiety and self-harm.

Posted on: 29 September 2016 | 1:42 pm

Russia plans to ban 'baby boxes' for unwanted infants

Russia plans to ban "baby boxes" - the hatches introduced in many countries where desperate mothers can safely abandon a baby.

Posted on: 29 September 2016 | 7:48 am

The new test

Campaigners are concerned that a highly accurate test that can identify babies with Down's syndrome during pregnancy will lead to more terminations.

Posted on: 29 September 2016 | 5:21 am

Common painkillers 'increase heart failure risk'

Taking a common kind of painkiller is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, a study focusing on elderly people suggests.

Posted on: 29 September 2016 | 3:23 am

One in 10 children has 'Aids defence'

A 10th of children have a "monkey-like" immune system that stops them developing Aids, researchers say.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 8:19 pm

Widow wins High Court frozen embryo case

The widow of a Falklands war veteran has won a High Court bid to keep frozen embryos that they created.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 11:21 am

Teens with spots tend to stay looking younger for longer, new research suggests

Adolescents with spots tend to stay looking youthful for longer, new research suggests.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 1:33 am

First 'three person baby' born using new method

The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, heralding a new era in medicine, say experts.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 12:13 pm

Polluted air affects 92% of global population, says WHO

The World Health Organisation says 92% of the planet's population is breathing polluted air outdoors, contributing to three million deaths a year.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 7:22 am

Rest: Are we getting enough of it in our lives?

The results of the world's largest ever survey on rest show that two-thirds of us would like more of it.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 3:07 am

Secret of rest

The results of the world’s largest survey on rest suggest that to feel truly rested, we need to get away from other people.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 6:37 pm

Dilute honey 'may fight urine infections'

A simple mix of honey and water might be a useful weapon against urine infections in hospital patients, according to researchers.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 6:09 pm

Professor David Nutt developed 'hangover-free' alcohol

A scientist has developed a new type of alcohol which he claims will not damage the liver or leave you with a hangover.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 10:49 am

'Smart drug' warning for students

The government's watchdog issues a warning to students about the dangers of taking cognitive enhancers or "smart drugs".

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 9:38 am

'Painful erection' spiders found in family's fruit

A family home is fumigated due to an infestation of "deadly spiders" that arrived in a bunch of shop-bought bananas.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 9:13 am

UK 'has never been more addicted to smartphones'

One in three people check their phone in the middle of the night and admit their overuse is causing rows with partners, according to a report by Deloitte.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 5:10 am

Travelling poo tackles taboo

Bristol, a soft toy of the poo emoji, is travelling the world to raise awareness of colorectal cancer.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 4:59 am

Body fat link to bacteria in faeces

The make up of the bacteria found in human faeces may influence levels of dangerous fat in our bodies, say researchers from King's College London.

Posted on: 25 September 2016 | 6:35 pm

Poor food 'risks health of half the world'

As the population grows over the next 20 years half the world will be left malnourished, an independent panel of experts on food and agriculture warns.

Posted on: 24 September 2016 | 8:28 pm

Refugee doctor

When 15-year-old Waheed Arian arrived in the UK from 1990s Afghanistan, he was told he would probably become a taxi driver. Some years later, he started a degree at the University of Cambridge and has now set up a scheme where British doctors advise medics in Kabul via Skype.

Posted on: 24 September 2016 | 6:06 pm

Could Irish spider venom cure diseases?

Venom collected from two species of Irish spiders has potential medicinal properties, say university researchers.

Posted on: 23 September 2016 | 4:36 am

Project Zuckerberg

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife want to tackle all diseases by the end if the century. Just how feasible is this aim?

Posted on: 22 September 2016 | 9:57 am

What a button battery can do to a child's throat

Medical correspondent Fergus Walsh demonstrates what can happen if a button battery gets lodged in a child's throat, after a warning from surgeons over the dangers.

Posted on: 22 September 2016 | 5:32 am

Popular pill

Lots of people take glucosamine to help them with pains in their joints, but is there hard evidence that it improves things?

Posted on: 21 September 2016 | 6:43 pm

Zuckerberg and Chan aim to tackle all disease by 2100

Facebook's founder and his wife aim to cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century.

Posted on: 21 September 2016 | 2:32 pm