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

VIDEO: Bondi Beach surfers fight depression

Grant Trebilco started Fluro Fridays on Australia's Bondi Beach to help fight his own bipolar disorder - now more than 100 surfers join him each week.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 2:07 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

VIDEO: Ebola survivors’ blood 'saving lives'

Blood from survivors of the Ebola virus is being used to treat patients suffering from the disease.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 7:21 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: Mobile screens to help the short sighted

Scientists at MIT are working on trying to create "superhuman vision".

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 8:50 pm

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

All nations 'have a stake' in Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says all nations have a stake in the fight against Ebola, which "respects no borders".

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 8:06 am

VIDEO: The quest for an Ebola vaccine

Authorities in West Africa are struggling to deal with the Ebola outbreak which has already claimed thousands of lives in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 6:01 am

Canada to ship Ebola vaccine to WHO

Canada is to ship 800 vials of an experimental Ebola vaccine it has developed for further trials with the World Health Organization.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 5:50 am

VIDEO: Obama: 'Don't give in to hysteria'

President Obama has told Americans there must not be hysteria in response to the Ebola outbreak.

Posted by on 18 October 2014 | 8:34 am

Sierra Leone revamps Ebola response

Sierra Leone's president announces a shake-up of the body in charge of fighting Ebola in the country, putting the defence ministry in charge.

Posted by on 18 October 2014 | 8:25 am

VIDEO: Ebola vaccine 'will come too late'

UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline says its Ebola vaccine will not be ready until late 2015 and is "going to come too late" for this epidemic.

Posted by on 17 October 2014 | 12:33 am

Awareness signs in vegetative patients

Scientists have found hidden signatures in the brains of people in a vegetative state which suggest they might be conscious.

Posted by on 16 October 2014 | 6:09 pm