'Flashing light therapy' for Alzheimer's

A flashing light therapy might help ward off Alzheimer’s, say scientists after successful trials in mice.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 11:59 am

India doctor to operate on '500kg' Egyptian woman

An Egyptian woman, said to weigh 500kg, is to be airlifted to India for weight reduction surgery.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 9:05 am

Pfizer fined record £84.2m for overcharging NHS

Drugs giant Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2m by the regulator for overcharging the NHS.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 8:12 am

Australian court approves intersex child's surgery

A five-year-old child born genetically male will grow up as a sterilised female after a court ruling.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 7:47 am

Caesarean births 'affecting human evolution'

The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 4:17 am

Reluctantly casting doubt on 'life-saving' stoves

Research casts doubt on a global mission to use cleaner-burning stoves, to prevent pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 6:02 pm

Kenya strike: Patient's brother says strike is "inhumane"

The brother of a patient in a Kenyan hospital tells the BBC's World Have Your Say he thinks the doctors' strike over pay is "inhumane".

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 10:52 am

Egypt arrests 'organ trafficking ring'

Egypt arrests 25 people, including doctors and nurses, accused of illegal organ trafficking.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 8:13 am

'Exercise boosts men's sperm count'

Doing half an hour of exercise three times a week may boost men's sperm count, scientists have found.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 4:34 am

Pubic hair grooming 'STI risk linked to skin tears'

People who regularly trim or remove all their pubic hair are at greater risk of STIs, research suggests.

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | 7:58 pm

Bucket list student Matt Greenwood 'overwhelmed by support'

A 21-year-old bone cancer patient says he's been overwhelmed by the support of friends who've raised more than £56,000 to help him achieve his bucket list.

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | 6:51 pm

UK pushes ahead with sugar tax

The UK government publishes draft legislation for a tax on sugary drinks to begin from April 2018.

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | 10:49 am

Nairobi striking doctors tear-gassed as patients 'walk out'

Police disperse hundreds of striking doctors as many mental health patients reportedly walk out.

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | 7:06 am

'It's lovely to find out about their lives'

A young care home worker describes the positive side of her role.

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | 6:03 am

HIV 'game-changer' now on NHS

A drug that dramatically reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will now be given to patients by the NHS in England.

Posted on: 4 December 2016 | 2:39 am

Pill could reduce HIV risk by 86%

A drug that reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will be given to NHS patients in England.

Posted on: 4 December 2016 | 2:27 am

Elton John says HIV 'end in sight' in West

Sir Elton John says, with improved testing, the end of HIV "is in sight" in Western countries.

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 12:51 am

Prince Harry and Rihanna get HIV tests in Barbados

Prince Harry and Rihanna have taken HIV tests together in Barbados to raise awareness on World Aids Day.

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 5:06 pm

'I'm called a slut for being openly HIV+'

Tom Hayes discusses how there is still a stigma on HIV-infected people

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 8:42 am

How did World Aids Day come about?

In 1988 around 140 countries took part in the first World Aids Day to raise awareness of the epidemic

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 3:03 am

Kissing and toothbrushes

Myths about risks linked to HIV from the 1980s still endure, say the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | 12:38 am

Meet Jason

Ten-year-old Jason explains how he does not feel like the gender he was assigned at birth.

Posted on: 30 November 2016 | 11:55 pm

'It is time to make' three-person babies

It is time to start making babies from three people, scientists advising the fertility regulator say.

Posted on: 30 November 2016 | 11:59 am

UK has 'first sexually transmitted Zika'

The first likely case of sexual transmission of Zika virus in the UK is reported by the authorities.

Posted on: 30 November 2016 | 11:46 am

Kansas sperm donor to same-sex couple not liable for child support

A man who donated sperm to two women is not liable for child support, a US court rules.

Posted on: 30 November 2016 | 7:34 am