VIDEO: Clue to antibiotic resistance spread

Scientists trying to understand the rise of antibiotic resistance believe pilgrimages could provide clues to the mechanisms behind its spread.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:06 am

VIDEO: The rehydration unit in an Indian slum

An Indian charity has set up a rehydration unit in their health centre to ensure local people get access to oral rehydration therapy

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 5:57 am

Genetic clues to age of first period

The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 2:09 am

Paracetamol for back pain questioned

Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:55 pm

Illegal bottom injections on rise in US

The deadly danger of illegal backstreet buttock injections

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:02 pm

Indian boy has 232 teeth removed

Doctors in India extract 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 11:23 am

Glaxo profits fall hits shares

GlaxoSmithKline shares fall 6% as the drugs company's profits are hit by a slide in sales and a bribery investigation in China.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 9:35 am

VIDEO: Healthy start for newborns

A new study shows that newborn babies can reap the health benefits of a delay in cutting their umbilical cord - whilst they're safe in their mothers' arms.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:59 am

S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected

The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:17 am

Quarantine over China plague death

Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 1:47 am

VIDEO: Heroin antidote offers cities hope

The heroin 'antidote' that can save overdosing addicts' lives

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 6:02 pm

A life-saving cure with an $84,000 price tag

High cost of hepatitis C cure sparks outrage

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 4:15 pm

Call to end FGM 'in this generation'

David Cameron has said female genital mutilation (FGM) and childhood forced marriage should be stopped worldwide "within this generation".

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 1:19 pm

Human body parts dumped in Tanzania

Eight people from a Tanzanian medical institute are arrested after 85 bags containing human body parts are found in the city of Dar es Salaam.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 7:09 am

Three person IVF plans 'progress'

A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 6:35 am

NHS tests 'plaster' patient-monitor

The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 12:01 am

'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV

Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its hiding places in the body.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 11:31 pm

'Large gene find in schizophrenia'

In the largest ever genetic study of the disease, scientists have discovered some 80 genes which could leave people at higher risk of schizophrenia.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 10:48 pm

Anatomy of female genital mutilation

What is it and why is it still being carried out across the world?

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 8:25 pm

First aid for the mind

First aid for the mind

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 8:14 pm

In pictures: One man's HIV campaign

One man's HIV campaign in Indonesia's Bandung prison

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 8:04 pm

The 90-year-old sex guru

The wisecracking 90-year-old whose agony column is a cult hit

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 6:07 pm

US hospital in $190m 'abuse' payout

Johns Hopkins Hospital agrees to pay $190m to thousands of women who joined a legal case claiming a gynaecologist secretly recorded them.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 1:23 pm

VIDEO: The six-year hair pulling selfie

Documenting hair pulling condition on YouTube

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 7:46 am

Early HIV drugs 'may not stop virus'

HIV can rapidly form invulnerable strongholds in the body, dashing hopes that early treatment might cure the virus, according to new research.

Posted by on 20 July 2014 | 10:21 pm