VIDEO: Mali - 'we can treat Ebola'

Mali has appealed for calm after the death of a toddler was confirmed as its first fatal case of Ebola and has said hygiene, not border closures, will contain the virus.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 12:05 pm

Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 10:00 am

AUDIO: Ebola health worker's audio diary fears

Dr Geraldine O'Hara, an infectious diseases specialist from Huddersfield, has recorded a series of audio diaries while she is in Sierra Leone.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 4:06 am

Cancer-killing cells made in the lab

Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 6:27 pm

VIDEO: Ashya King 'has really come along'

Ashya King's father said his son "has really come along" while under going proton beam therapy in Prague.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 9:07 am

First transplant of 'dead' heart

Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 7:00 am

VIDEO: Could amputees re-grow lost limbs?

Amputees could one day re-grow their missing limbs, according to researchers at Imperial College London.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 3:49 am

Ebola crisis: 'We need help, serious help'

Sierra Leone sailor asks for international help to end the epidemic

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 1:52 am

VIDEO: Security for polio workers in Pakistan

The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 8:27 pm

VIDEO: The frantic race for an Ebola vaccine

The WHO has been holding a meeting to discuss potential vaccines for Ebola. It wants senior figures from the pharmaceutical industry to find ways to speed up testing and production of drugs.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 5:13 pm

Ebola blood-therapy team set up

An international team of scientists is set up to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola-survivors as a treatment.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 10:24 am

Later sunsets 'make kids more active'

Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 7:15 am

Six surprising Ebola numbers

Six surprising figures from the frontline

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 8:29 pm

VIDEO: In numbers: Treating Ebola patients

BBC News looks at what it takes to treat Ebola patients, in numbers and graphics.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 11:51 am

'Nine million have TB' - WHO report

The World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 10:17 am

Male genes linked to early death

The male Y sex chromosome may have a role in prolonging men's lives and fighting cancer, according to a study.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 2:51 am

Man walks again after transplant

A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 11:31 pm

Scans reveal cause of winter blues

Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 8:21 pm

Ebola-hit nations get key supplies

Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:55 pm

To walk again - the people behind the story

The project that enabled a paralysed man to walk again

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:12 pm

Ebola crisis: How Nigeria's Dr Adadevoh fought the virus

How one doctor saved Nigeria from a catastrophe

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 2:01 pm

Nigeria declared free of Ebola

The World Health Organization declares Nigeria officially free of Ebola - hailing it a "spectacular success story" - after six weeks with no new cases.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 10:48 am

Ebola: WHO under fire over response to epidemic

Global health body under fire over Ebola

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 8:02 am

Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa

William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:19 am

VIDEO: Nigeria's 'hero doctor' who spotted Ebola

The WHO is expected to declare Nigeria free from Ebola on Monday with no reported cases of the virus for six weeks due to a rapid and thorough response from healthcare professionals.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 8:26 pm