Organ donor law 'revolution' begins

Wales becomes the first nation in the UK to introduce a "revolutionary" new system to increase the number of organ donors.

Posted by on 1 December 2015 | 1:24 am

How does your brain cope with Tinder?

How does your brain cope with Tinder?

Posted by on 30 November 2015 | 5:59 pm

NI abortion law 'breaches human rights'

The High Court in Belfast rules abortion legislation in Northern Ireland is in breach of human rights laws.

Posted by on 30 November 2015 | 4:47 pm

Tax on sugary drinks backed by MPs

A tax on sugary drinks should be introduced as part of a "bold and urgent" set of measures to tackle child obesity in England, MPs say.

Posted by on 29 November 2015 | 6:40 pm

Parents 'avoid mental health talks'

More than half of parents in England have never spoken to their children about stress, anxiety and depression, a survey suggests.

Posted by on 29 November 2015 | 6:39 pm

Brazil links fever to birth defects

The Brazilian health ministry confirms a link between a mosquito-borne virus from Africa, Zika Fever, and a high incidence of birth defects.

Posted by on 28 November 2015 | 9:45 pm

3D printing aids life-saving surgery

A 3D-printed model of the blood vessels inside a woman's brain has helped surgeons practise life-saving surgery.

Posted by on 24 November 2015 | 7:33 am

New Ebola death after Liberia all-clear

A 15-year-old boy has died of Ebola in Liberia less than three months after the country was declared free of the virus, health officials tell the BBC.

Posted by on 24 November 2015 | 6:50 am

Midwife trying to save women from FGM

The midwife trying to save others from FGM

Posted by on 24 November 2015 | 2:53 am

NHS to get above-inflation cash boost

Front-line NHS services in England will get a £3.8bn, above-inflation cash injection next year, amid mounting fears about the pressures they face.

Posted by on 23 November 2015 | 8:22 pm

Mutant mosquitoes 'resist malaria'

Scientists say they have bred a genetically modified mosquito that can resist malaria infection.

Posted by on 23 November 2015 | 7:41 pm

Ebola global response was 'too slow'

A slow international response and a failure of leadership were to blame for the West African Ebola epidemic, says a panel of global health experts.

Posted by on 23 November 2015 | 2:31 am

In search of the perfect sweetener

Could a 'miracle' berry kill your cravings for sugar?

Posted by on 22 November 2015 | 6:10 pm

UK sets up £1bn fund to fight malaria

The UK government is to create a new £1bn fund aimed at eradicating malaria and other infectious diseases.

Posted by on 21 November 2015 | 7:57 pm

'More money needed' to beat TB

More investment is needed to beat tuberculosis (TB), which has become one of the most deadly infectious diseases in the world, a coalition of health agencies warn.

Posted by on 19 November 2015 | 7:50 pm

VIDEO: Life as a nurse in the Central African Republic

As part of the 100 women series BBC news speaks to some of the female nurses working in areas ravaged by conflict.

Posted by on 19 November 2015 | 7:14 pm

VIDEO: Nursing in numbers around the world

The BBC takes a look at the figures behind nursing - one of the most sought after professions among migrants, and one which is dominated by women.

Posted by on 19 November 2015 | 6:33 pm

VIDEO: Life as a cancer nurse in Gaza

At the age of 27, Azza Jadalla has already lived through six wars - three in the past seven years alone. She is a cancer nurse in Gaza's main hospital, Al-Shifa.

Posted by on 19 November 2015 | 6:22 pm

VIDEO: Saying 'Bye Bye' to Ebola with a happy song

Sierra Leona celebrates with twerking policemen and doctors

Posted by on 17 November 2015 | 4:53 pm

How to build a whole new face

How surgeons can rebuild a whole face with a transplant

Posted by on 17 November 2015 | 7:33 am

VIDEO: Drought takes terrible toll in Ethiopia

The United Nations has warned that more than 15 million people in Ethiopia will be in need of food aid by the beginning of 2016 because of a severe drought.

Posted by on 9 November 2015 | 5:23 pm

VIDEO: Pasteurising breast milk in Bangladesh

A new pasteurisation device is extending the life of breast milk and helping working mothers to breast feed their infants for longer

Posted by on 7 November 2015 | 6:11 pm

Dawn of gene-editing medicine?

Has a new era in medicine arrived?

Posted by on 6 November 2015 | 7:25 am

VIDEO: The 'most dangerous' place to give birth

Mandera county in north eastern Kenya is one of the most dangerous places in the world for a woman to give birth.

Posted by on 6 November 2015 | 6:22 am

VIDEO: The survivors facing Ebola complications

Survivor groups in Sierra Leone say many patients who overcame Ebola following the 2014 outbreak are now facing physical and mental health problems.

Posted by on 5 November 2015 | 1:01 am