Canadians face midwife shortages

A Canadian province's dire shortage of midwives

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 6:15 pm

Depression makes heart failure worse

People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists say.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 1:31 am

Brain-reading implant controls arm

A man has been able to control a robotic limb with a mind-reading implant in his brain.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 6:52 pm

Quarter of skin cells 'on road to cancer'

More than a quarter of a middle-aged person's skin may have already made the first steps towards cancer, a study suggests.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 6:51 pm

VIDEO: Why measure feet with iPads?

The Clarks shoe company started using iPads to measure children's feet last year, and it's all about capturing invaluable foot data.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 6:02 pm

'Rosetta Stone' for prostate cancer

Scientists have unveiled a comprehensive genetic map of advanced prostate cancer, hailing it as the disease's "Rosetta Stone".

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 11:12 am

Fighting HIV where no-one admits it's a problem

The country where the number of people with HIV is soaring

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 6:04 pm

The perils of contact lenses

Some of the infection risks, and the dos and don'ts

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 7:33 am

VIDEO: The Filipinos who make fake diplomas

Detectives investigating the killings at Stepping Hill Hospital flew to Victorino Chua's native Philippines, where their investigation has cast serious doubt over his medical qualifications.

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 1:33 am

'Home-brewed morphine' made possible

Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home.

Posted by on 18 May 2015 | 7:24 pm

VIDEO: Did killer nurse fake qualifications?

Greater Manchester Police say the investigation which led to Victorino Chua's arrest and conviction was one of the the biggest and most complex it has ever carried out.

Posted by on 18 May 2015 | 4:31 pm

Ebola crisis prompts $100m WHO fund

The World Health Organization is to set up a $100m emergency contingency fund following the Ebola outbreak, its director-general announces.

Posted by on 18 May 2015 | 11:31 am

Rat droppings in fake beauty items

Police are warning people about fake beauty products after substances such as rat droppings, human urine and arsenic were found in seized goods.

Posted by on 17 May 2015 | 6:01 pm

'Groundbreaking' cystic fibrosis drug

A "groundbreaking" cystic fibrosis therapy could profoundly improve quality of life, say doctors.

Posted by on 17 May 2015 | 12:00 pm

Why an iron fish can make you stronger

Add an iron fish to your pot and boil

Posted by on 16 May 2015 | 7:58 pm

Heart screens 'needed for athletes'

Olympic athletes should have tailored heart screening to check for life-threatening conditions, a leading Italian doctor says.

Posted by on 15 May 2015 | 8:33 pm

Sunscreen lotions 'fail tests'

Two of the UK's most popular brands of sunscreen lotion do not offer as much sun protection as they claim, says consumer organisation, Which?

Posted by on 15 May 2015 | 7:50 am

Exercise 'buys five years for elderly'

Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, a study suggests.

Posted by on 14 May 2015 | 9:38 pm

Why do we sleep?

New research gives an insight into why we sleep

Posted by on 14 May 2015 | 6:33 pm

$2bn antibiotic research fund urged

The global pharmaceutical industry is being called on to pay for a $2bn innovation fund to revitalise research into antibiotics.

Posted by on 14 May 2015 | 2:26 am

VIDEO: How dance helps people with dementia

Studies have shown that dance could improve the lives of dementia sufferers - Lizzie Crouch visits a class in east London.

Posted by on 11 May 2015 | 11:49 am

VIDEO: Battle against drug-resistant malaria

The rise of drug-resistant malaria in south-east Asia is leading to new strategies to eliminate the disease from the region.

Posted by on 11 May 2015 | 10:24 am

VIDEO: Insecticide for hard-to-reach communities

Heavy duty insecticide sprayers often can't get to communities that need them. Motofog is a modified motorbike that could be one solution to this problem.

Posted by on 11 May 2015 | 10:20 am

VIDEO: Designing environment to tackle malaria

Researchers believe that we can design the environment to reduce human contact with mosquitoes and reduce malaria cases

Posted by on 11 May 2015 | 10:20 am

VIDEO: 'I drank my breast milk for energy'

A woman in New Zealand got lost in the countryside near Wellington and spent the night outside, drinking her own breast milk "for energy".

Posted by on 11 May 2015 | 5:04 am