'Twin' tumour found in woman's head

California doctors have removed what they call an embryologic twin living deep inside the brain of a student who had health problems.

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 5:17 pm

VIDEO: Success in malaria vaccine trials

Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could help protect millions of children against malaria.

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 10:20 am

Row over human embryo gene editing

Is it right to genetically edit embryos?

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 8:04 am

Hope over child malaria vaccine tests

Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could protect one third of children against malaria, according to data published in The Lancet.

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 6:01 pm

Mosquito 'lured by body odour genes'

The likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes could be down to genes that control our body odour, a pilot study in Plos One suggests.

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 7:19 pm

Exercise 'not key to obesity fight'

Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say.

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 6:05 pm

Ebola drug cures infected monkeys

An experimental drug has cured monkeys infected with the strain of the Ebola virus present in West Africa, US-based scientists say.

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 5:40 pm

Niger schools shut over meningitis

All schools in and around Niger's capital, Niamey, are to stay shut until Monday because of a meningitis outbreak that has killed 85 people this year.

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 7:24 am

Bowel cancers 'spotted too late'

Thousands of people in England are dying from bowel cancer because their disease is not being spotted early enough, warns a charity.

Posted by on 21 April 2015 | 7:21 pm

School rugby plan 'too dangerous'

A government drive to increase participation in rugby within English schools is ill-conceived and risks children getting hurt, doctors warn.

Posted by on 21 April 2015 | 6:47 pm

'Tame HIV' used to cure disease

The lives of six boys with a deadly genetic disease have been transformed by a pioneering treatment to correct errors in their DNA, say doctors.

Posted by on 21 April 2015 | 10:09 am

Mindfulness 'option for depression'

A mindfulness-based therapy could provide a "new choice for millions of people" with recurrent depression, a study in the Lancet says.

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 9:16 pm

Athlete's foot drug may be MS therapy

Two common drugs - one for treating athlete's foot and another for alleviating eczema - might be useful therapies for multiple sclerosis, scientists believe.

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 10:02 am

VIDEO: Parkinson's mistaken for drunkenness

According to a new study, a quarter of people with Parkinson's say they have had their symptoms mistaken for drunkenness. Jayne McCubbin reports.

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 2:15 am

VIDEO: Fighting dengue fever in Sao Paulo

The Brazilian authorities in Sao Paulo are fighting a large outbreak of dengue fever that has killed 130 people.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 7:26 pm

VIDEO: Ebola 'devastating' Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma told the BBC's Katty Kay that Ebola had a "devastating effect on the economy".

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 2:05 pm

'Preventable rabies kills 160 per day'

More than 160 people die every day from rabies, despite it being a preventable disease, says a report by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control.

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 7:19 pm

Can 'supergeeks' save Kenya's babies?

Can innovation save lives in Kenya's maternity wards?

Posted by on 13 April 2015 | 7:25 pm

Pregnant at 65: Miracle of medicine

How is that medically possible?

Posted by on 13 April 2015 | 8:17 am

A silence that kills men

Why do so many fortysomething men kill themselves?

Posted by on 12 April 2015 | 8:19 pm

From Stratford to Rio: using Shakespeare to treat mental illness

The Brazilian medic using Shakespeare to help his patients

Posted by on 11 April 2015 | 6:18 pm

VIDEO: Being overweight 'cuts dementia risk'

Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation into the relationship.

Posted by on 10 April 2015 | 10:20 am

VIDEO: Drama therapy in Rio

Doctor and director Vitor Pordeus believes his unique drama therapy can cure his patients mental health problems.

Posted by on 10 April 2015 | 8:51 am

VIDEO: Creating food from plant proteins

The biotech start-ups looking at ways to change the way we make food.

Posted by on 9 April 2015 | 6:36 pm

VIDEO: 'Greater heart risk' for shorter people

A study has found that the shorter you are, the greater your risk of heart problems.

Posted by on 9 April 2015 | 5:24 am