NHS 'can deal with' UK Ebola threat

The Ebola virus poses a threat to the UK but health services here have the experience to deal with it, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 11:33 am

Middle-aged drinking 'impairs memory'

Problem drinking in middle age doubles the risk of memory loss in later life, research suggests.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 7:15 pm

Saving lives on the Ebola front line

Life on the Ebola front line

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 6:16 pm

More than five-a-day 'no effect'

New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 6:05 pm

Child malaria vaccine 'milestone'

Scientists say the world's first malaria vaccine provides children with continuing protection against the disease and may be in use by 2015.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 1:06 pm

West Africa flight ban over Ebola

A West African airline halts flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid concern about Ebola as a leading doctor dies of the virus in Sierra Leone.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 12:33 pm

Deal on US college sport concussions

The US collegiate sport authority offers to settle 10 lawsuits by former athletes who suffered concussions with a $70m (£41.3m) medical fund.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 10:24 am

'Brain hub predicts negative events'

Scientists have identified a part of the brain that may help us predict when things are about to go wrong and could play a part in depression.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 7:40 pm

China activists fight gay 'conversion therapy'

The Chinese doctors who say they can 'cure' homosexuality

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 4:31 pm

Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes'

Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have shown that more bacteria are transferred by shaking hands, than by fist-bumping or high-fiving.

Posted by on 27 July 2014 | 9:00 pm

'Nerve centre for appetite control'

Scientists have found a key cluster of nerve cells that can stop food consumption, according to research in mice.

Posted by on 27 July 2014 | 12:39 pm

Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies

A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials tell the BBC.

Posted by on 26 July 2014 | 9:39 pm

Sun 'can harm sight as well as skin'

How the sun can damage sight as well as skin

Posted by on 26 July 2014 | 6:51 pm

Six seconds 'can transform health'

Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers.

Posted by on 26 July 2014 | 6:46 pm

Preventing injury and illness in athletes

Preventing injury and illness in athletes

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 8:59 pm

'New virus' discovered in human gut

Scientists say they have stumbled upon a common virus that has never been described before.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 7:14 pm

CAR: Fighting spreads like infection

Trying to save CAR, where fighting spreads like an infection

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 9:31 am

AUDIO: Shift work 'increases diabetes risk'

IOSH's Jane White and London Business School's Lynda Gratton discuss new research suggesting Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 4:33 am

VIDEO: Yoga all at sea

SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:20 pm

VIDEO: Water ATMs bring clean water to Delhi

The authorities is Delhi are piloting water dispensing machines to bring clean water to residents.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:20 pm

VIDEO: Clue to antibiotic resistance spread

Scientists trying to understand the rise of antibiotic resistance believe pilgrimages could provide clues to the mechanisms behind its spread.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:06 am

Illegal bottom injections on rise in US

The deadly danger of illegal backstreet buttock injections

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:02 pm

VIDEO: Healthy start for newborns

A new study shows that newborn babies can reap the health benefits of a delay in cutting their umbilical cord - whilst they're safe in their mothers' arms.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:59 am

VIDEO: Heroin antidote offers cities hope

The heroin 'antidote' that can save overdosing addicts' lives

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 6:02 pm

A life-saving cure with an $84,000 price tag

High cost of hepatitis C cure sparks outrage

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 4:15 pm