'Abortion pill' legalised in Canada

Canadian health authorities have approved the drug RU-486, commonly known as the abortion pill.

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 11:20 am

Prostate cancer: Five types 'found'

Scientists identify five types of prostate cancer, each with a distinct genetic signature.

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 6:37 pm

VIDEO: Boy, 8, has double hand transplant

An eight-year-old boy in America becomes the youngest recipient of a double hand transplant.

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 1:42 am

Ebola: 'Isn't that over yet?'

Ebola deaths have fallen in West Africa - but that doesn't mean that the hard work is done

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 6:49 pm

South Korea declares 'end' to Mers

South Korea's PM Hwang Kyo-ahn declares a "de facto end" to the Mers virus outbreak, after no new infections are reported for 23 days.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 10:58 pm

How speaking up can save lives

How speaking out can save lives

Posted by on 25 July 2015 | 9:31 pm

VIDEO: The dangerous health legacy of war

Childhood vaccinations missed due to the conflict in Bosnia has now led to a huge rise in the numbers of measles cases.

Posted by on 25 July 2015 | 6:06 pm

VIDEO: How and why a mosquito bites you

Malarial mosquitoes are posing a new threat - they have started biting during the day in some parts of Africa

Posted by on 24 July 2015 | 2:28 am

Malaria vaccine: How good is good enough?

Pros and cons of using first licensed malaria vaccine

Posted by on 24 July 2015 | 12:02 am

Malaria vaccine one step closer

The world's first malaria vaccine has cleared one of the final regulatory hurdles prior to being used to immunise children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Posted by on 24 July 2015 | 12:00 am

Cheap drugs cut breast cancer deaths

Cheap drugs normally used to strengthen bone can cut deaths from breast cancer, research shows.

Posted by on 23 July 2015 | 7:17 pm

Stroke drug is safe, says review

A panel of independent experts has decided that a clot-busting drug often used to treat strokes is "safe and effective".

Posted by on 23 July 2015 | 7:15 pm

IVF since the first 'test-tube baby'

How has IVF changed since the first 'test-tube baby'

Posted by on 23 July 2015 | 3:23 am

Sugary drinks 'harmful even if slim'

Having regular sugary drinks can increase the chance of developing type 2 diabetes, even for slim people, researchers say.

Posted by on 22 July 2015 | 11:28 am

Drug 'may delay Alzheimer's decline'

The first details of how a drug could slow the pace of brain decline for patients with early stage Alzheimer's disease have emerged.

Posted by on 22 July 2015 | 6:00 am

Diabetes pill 'hope for Parkinson's'

A type of diabetes drug may provide a glimmer of hope in the fight against Parkinson's disease, research in the journal Plos One suggests.

Posted by on 21 July 2015 | 6:40 pm

Bionic eye implant world first

Surgeons in Manchester have performed the world's first bionic eye implant in a patient with the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world.

Posted by on 21 July 2015 | 12:00 pm

Cell transplant 'regenerates' liver

Transplanting cells into livers has the potential to regenerate them, say scientists.

Posted by on 21 July 2015 | 10:38 am

Moving legacy of Ebola worker who died saving children

Moving legacy of Ebola worker who died saving children

Posted by on 21 July 2015 | 6:00 am

Poor sleeping patterns link to cancer

Irregular sleeping patterns are "unequivocally" shown to lead to cancer in tests on mice, a study suggests.

Posted by on 20 July 2015 | 8:43 pm

Can you lower your cholesterol through diet?

Michael Mosley on how to reduce cholesterol

Posted by on 20 July 2015 | 6:23 pm

VIDEO: Losing your family to Ebola

Lucinda Samuka survived Ebola, but she lost members of her family to the disease.

Posted by on 19 July 2015 | 5:36 pm

VIDEO: Researchers study Ebola side effects

Researchers are investigating whether male survivors of Ebola could still transmit the disease through sexual contact.

Posted by on 17 July 2015 | 5:37 am

VIDEO: Leaders set out future health goals

As the Millennium Development Goals become Sustainable Development Goals, how much progress has been made?

Posted by on 11 July 2015 | 6:33 pm

VIDEO: Inside Liberia Ebola medical facility

Nearly two months after Liberia was declared Ebola-free, five new cases have raised questions about the programme to eradicate the disease. The BBC's Anne Soy reports from the medical facility where they are being treated.

Posted by on 10 July 2015 | 5:20 pm