Experts to review stroke clot-buster

The UK medicines watchdog is setting up a review to look at the safety of alteplase, a clot-busting drug often used to treat strokes.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 1:20 pm

Double vaccines 'could end polio'

Using both types of polio vaccine could speed up efforts to free the world of the crippling and potentially fatal disease, research suggests.

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 6:31 pm

US Ebola patients out of hospital

One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 12:19 pm

Trauma warning on Foley death video

Will watching a violent death online cause long-term psychological distress?

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 7:11 am

VIDEO: Anastacia talks big and little things

Singer songwriter Anastacia tells BBC Breakfast about her post mastectomy experience and new album 'Resurrection'

Posted by on 21 August 2014 | 6:30 am

Botox may have cancer fighting role

Botox injections - beloved by those seeking a wrinkle-free complexion - may help fight cancer, early animal studies suggest.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 7:18 pm

The economic impact of Ebola

Ebola crisis has serious financial effect on West Africa

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 6:03 pm

Ebola: Mapping the outbreak

Mapping the outbreak in West Africa

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 12:41 pm

Thousands 'eligible for Ebola drugs'

Around 30,000 people could have been eligible for drugs in the current Ebola outbreak - if they had been available, a report in Nature suggests.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 12:12 pm

Hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed'

A leading security expert alleges that hackers made use of the Heartbleed flaw to steal the personal details of 4.5 million healthcare patients.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 6:54 am

Heart deaths reach 'tipping point'

Parts of Europe are reaching a "tipping point" where cardiovascular disease is no longer the leading cause of death, a study shows.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 5:54 am

AUDIO: Tributes as yoga guru dies at 95

Yoga instructor Varuna Shunglu pays tribute to the yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who has died at the age of 95.

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 4:22 am

Breastfeeding 'cuts depression risk'

Breastfeeding can halve the risk of post-natal depression, according to a study of nearly 14,000 new mothers.

Posted by on 19 August 2014 | 7:17 pm

Brain stimulation 'helps in stroke'

Stimulating the part of the brain which controls movement may help people recover from strokes.

Posted by on 18 August 2014 | 8:12 pm

VIDEO: Inside Liberia Ebola treatment centre

Following earlier denials, Liberia has admitted that 17 suspected Ebola patients are "missing" after a health centre in the capital was looted.

Posted by on 18 August 2014 | 3:21 pm

How safe is eating meat?

Doctor puts a high-meat diet to the test

Posted by on 17 August 2014 | 6:28 pm

Lesser-known things about Asperger's syndrome

Lesser-known things about Asperger's syndrome

Posted by on 16 August 2014 | 9:32 am

Depression with Parkinson's 'common'

Depression and anxiety are twice as common in people newly-diagnosed with Parkinson's disease compared to the general population, research suggests.

Posted by on 16 August 2014 | 8:59 am

VIDEO: Trapeze lessons 'help beat depression'

Women suffering from depression are being encouraged to attend a trapeze exercise class to help manage their symptoms.

Posted by on 16 August 2014 | 8:40 am

VIDEO: 'Mental illness can happen to anyone'

Sam Bailey spoke to BBC News about his experiences with depression.

Posted by on 15 August 2014 | 12:16 pm

VIDEO: Airport adopts infrared Ebola 'test'

The BBC's Tomi Oladipo has been speaking to people in Nigeria's most populous city Lagos as the authorities take measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

Posted by on 15 August 2014 | 8:07 am

Prostate drug ruling 'a fiasco'

Patients say that the decision by the NHS in England to reject a treatment for men who have prostate cancer is a "fiasco".

Posted by on 15 August 2014 | 2:10 am

The 30-year-old health billionaire

The 30-year-old health billionaire you've probably never heard of

Posted by on 14 August 2014 | 5:40 pm

Sharp rise in CT scans on children

An expert panel says the number of CT scans performed each year is rising exponentially and more data is needed to assess their impact on health.

Posted by on 14 August 2014 | 11:42 am

VIDEO: Danish sausage link to listeria deaths

Officials in Denmark say they suspect a pork sausage contaminated with listeria bacteria is to blame for the deaths of at least 12 people.

Posted by on 14 August 2014 | 9:05 am