The poem sending Shivers down spines

The Multiple Sclerosis poem sending Shivers down spines

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 6:43 am

Game of Thrones location seeking GP - via Twitter

With a chronic shortage of GPs in Northern Ireland's rural areas, the HSC is under pressure to attract doctors to the country.

Posted on: 21 October 2016 | 12:33 am

An autistic boy who can't be touched has connected with a service dog

An autistic boy who can't be touched or hugged by anyone has connected with someone for the first time - his new service dog.

Posted on: 20 October 2016 | 5:34 am

Hair straighteners pose child burn risk

Ten-month-old Joshua is one of hundreds of children admitted to hospital each year after being burned by hair straighteners.

Posted on: 19 October 2016 | 1:44 am

Bad blood

When Brryan Jackson's father injected his infant son with HIV-infected blood, he hoped he'd never see him grow up. More than two decades later, he's full of life and hope for the future.

Posted on: 18 October 2016 | 7:15 pm

Spanish woman Lina Alvarez gives birth at 62

Lina Alvarez has given birth at the age of 62. She spoke to waiting reporters outside the hospital in Lugo, Spain.

Posted on: 18 October 2016 | 1:17 pm

Tasmanian devil milk fights superbugs

Milk from Tasmanian devils could offer up a useful weapon against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to Australian researchers.

Posted on: 18 October 2016 | 8:20 am

Life-saving potato

Millions of children across Africa suffer from malnutrition - one way to tackle this is a special type of sweet potato that can deliver an extra vitamin hit which is being developed in Uganda, writes the BBC's Nancy Kacungira.

Posted on: 18 October 2016 | 7:42 am

IBM AI system Watson to diagnose rare diseases in Germany

IBM's AI system Watson is to work alongside doctors in Germany, who are trying to solve some of the country's most complex medical cases.

Posted on: 18 October 2016 | 2:15 am

Healthy mice from lab-grown eggs

Japanese scientists say they have created healthy baby mice from eggs they made entirely in the lab using a sample of mouse skin cells.

Posted on: 17 October 2016 | 10:02 am

India to carry out DNA tests on Uttarakhand flood skeletons

Scientists in India will extract DNA from more than 30 skeletons found by trekkers in Uttarakhand state as part of efforts to identify victims of the 2013 floods.

Posted on: 17 October 2016 | 7:18 am

Irish women 'access abortion pills online'

Women aged 25 to 35 are the most likely group in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland to access medication online to end a pregnancy, a study suggests.

Posted on: 16 October 2016 | 11:06 pm

Investigation over cancer 'cure' GcMAF in health food shop

An undercover investigation by 5 live Investigates has found an unlicensed blood product being sold illegally in the UK to treat cancer.

Posted on: 16 October 2016 | 4:06 am

PIP breast implants: Campaigner welcomes patient register

PIP Action Campaigner Jan Spivey welcomes a register for patients with implants, but wants it extended.

Posted on: 15 October 2016 | 3:54 am

Breast implant register launches 'to safeguard patients'

A new register of breast implant surgery patients in England has been set up to improve the safety of their care.

Posted on: 14 October 2016 | 6:15 pm

Why are some toddlers fussy eaters?

New research from scientists at UCL suggests fussy eating is down to genetic influences rather than the result of poor parenting.

Posted on: 13 October 2016 | 10:47 pm

Beyond help

After two years of war in Yemen, thousands are dying from preventable diseases as the health system falls apart.

Posted on: 13 October 2016 | 6:26 pm

Surviving cholera

Hurricane-struck Haiti now faces a new humanitarian disaster - cholera. So what can be done to ward off a deadly epidemic?

Posted on: 13 October 2016 | 6:03 pm

Council care cuts 'affecting A&E'

The Care Quality Commission annual report says emergency care is one of the poorest performing parts of the health system.

Posted on: 12 October 2016 | 6:23 pm

Woman diagnosed with HIV after 30 years

People with HIV are being diagnosed late because hospitals and GP practices in England and Scotland are ignoring guidelines and failing to carry out HIV checks.

Posted on: 12 October 2016 | 10:53 am

Three-person baby 'race' dangerous

A "race" to make babies from three people is a major worry, duping couples and a dangerous experiment on mums and babies, warn scientists and ethicists.

Posted on: 11 October 2016 | 8:38 pm

'Dementia link to sudden low blood pressure and dizziness'

People who experience frequent drops in blood pressure or dizziness when suddenly standing up are at increased risk of dementia, scientists say.

Posted on: 11 October 2016 | 8:28 pm

Is health service transgender friendly?

Nurse Kirsty Cass looks at how transgender-friendly the health service is.

Posted on: 11 October 2016 | 11:59 am

Cannabis-based products are medicine, says regulator

Products that contain a cannabis-based ingredient called cannabidiol or CBD are medicines, UK regulatory body the MHRA says.

Posted on: 11 October 2016 | 11:34 am

Schizophrenia patient's fear over psychiatric ward closure

A woman with schizophrenia says she is "very worried" over plans to close her local acute psychiatric unit.

Posted on: 11 October 2016 | 7:18 am