VIDEO: 'New generation' drug research plan

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a research programme to develop a new generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 4:26 am

VIDEO: Measles outbreak blamed on parents

The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 3:44 am

Ebola virus mutating, scientists say

Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 11:55 pm

VIDEO: Veteran news anchor reveals he has ALS

Veteran US news presenter Larry Stogner has revealed he has an incurable neurological disease live on air.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 12:18 pm

E. coli found in Winnipeg water

Residents in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have been instructed to boil their drinking water after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 11:14 am

Bank chief warns of pandemic threat

The world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak, the president of the World Bank warns.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 7:42 pm

India's illegal market for blood

The desperate patients in India turning to illegal blood donors

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 2:08 pm

Dementia 'link' to common drugs

A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 6:27 am

Double-chin jab approval sought

US drug regulators are considering approving an injection designed to combat chin fat.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 4:50 am

High cholesterol in mid-life risky

Having even slightly raised cholesterol in midlife significantly increases a person's risk of heart disease, research reveals.

Posted by on 27 January 2015 | 1:30 am

Oxfam seeks post-Ebola Marshall Plan

Oxfam calls for a multi-million dollar Marshall Plan-type scheme to help West African countries worst affected by Ebola recover from the crisis.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 6:50 pm

VIDEO: Care home residents enjoy cocktail party

Cocktail parties in care homes help people relive younger years

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 6:14 pm

Egypt doctor 'convicted in FGM case'

An Egyptian doctor is convicted of the manslaughter of a girl who died after undergoing an illegal female genital mutilation procedure, activists say.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 10:15 am

VIDEO: Stigma of caring for Ebola patients

People who help those with Ebola in West Africa have to overcome not just the danger of that role, but also stigma and social isolation.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 5:01 am

VIDEO: TV ad warns of heartburn-cancer sign

Persistent heartburn could be a sign of cancer, doctors warn, as a new campaign is launched to make people more aware of the signs.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 1:24 am

VIDEO: War hero's pioneering brain treatment

BBC Inside Out follows injured soldier and Afghanistan war hero Ben Parkinson as he embarks on pioneering oxygen treatment for his brain injury.

Posted by on 26 January 2015 | 12:17 am

Heartburn 'could be sign of cancer'

A health campaign is urging people not to ignore heartburn, because it could be a sign of stomach or oesophageal cancer.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 6:06 pm

Cosmetic surgery 'popularity falls'

The popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK has plummeted in 2014, figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons show.

Posted by on 25 January 2015 | 6:06 pm

Deadly dip: baseball's toxic tradition

The fight against baseball's toxic tradition

Posted by on 24 January 2015 | 9:10 pm

Post-traumatic stress 'in 1300BC'

Evidence of post-traumatic stress disorder can be traced back to 1300BC - much earlier than previously thought - say researchers.

Posted by on 24 January 2015 | 1:40 am

VIDEO: Body clocks and blindness

Our eyes are key to resetting our body clocks. So what happens to people who can't see anything at all?

Posted by on 23 January 2015 | 6:35 pm

Ebola vaccine 'shipped to Liberia'

The first batch of a vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia and trials are expected to start soon.

Posted by on 23 January 2015 | 3:01 am

Mickey Mouse and measles

Disney outbreak has critics blasting 'anti-vax' parents

Posted by on 22 January 2015 | 1:08 pm

'The year I lost my limbs was the most brilliant of my life'

'I lost all my limbs but it has been the most brilliant year ever'

Posted by on 21 January 2015 | 11:11 pm

Exercise advice is 'unrealistic'

Researchers say current exercise guidelines are unrealistic and argue doctors should promote small increases in activity instead.

Posted by on 21 January 2015 | 7:20 pm