Ebola team 'held captive in Guinea'

Officials in Guinea say a team of health workers and journalists who were trying to raise awareness about Ebola may have been kidnapped.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 11:59 am

French MSF worker contracts Ebola

A French aid worker from the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, reports say.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 6:53 am

Syria infant deaths 'due to mix-up'

Medics in rebel-held Syria accidentally gave a muscle relaxant to up to 75 children instead of a measles vaccine, killing 15, the opposition says.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 5:17 am

Berries in cancer therapy experiment

Early research suggests wild berries could play a role in boosting chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 4:53 am

British Ebola nurse travels to US

A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 7:05 pm

Ebola can 'ruin W Africa economies'

The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 3:38 pm

VIDEO: Ebola: The scale of the challenge

The fight against the deadly Ebola virus is shaping up to be one of the greatest challenges modern medicine has faced in many years. The BBC takes a look at the scale of the challenge.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 12:08 pm

Ebola global security threat - Obama

US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 7:12 am

VIDEO: Playgrounds for senior citizens

Specially designed outdoor gyms for senior citizens in Brazil have been shown to improve their health and fitness

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 6:07 am

VIDEO: Should 'vaping bars' be banned?

As new research shows most young people do not plan to smoke e-cigarettes, experts are divided over the safety of "vaping".

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 3:36 am

US waists 'grow an inch in a decade'

Girths are continuing to expand in the US, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 7:29 pm

The plight of Moldova's orphanage children

Plight of Moldova's orphanage children

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 6:01 pm

VIDEO: Stephen Sutton's £5m charity legacy

Plans for spending almost £5m raised by teenage cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton have been revealed.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 3:42 pm

AUDIO: 'New solution' on polio being tested

An innovative vaccine delivery method called the Nanopatch is being evaluated by the World Health Organisation in the hope it can be used to help eradicate polio.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 6:48 am

VIDEO: Further cut to sugar intake needed

Targets to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 4:54 am

Ebola: Virus posing a deadly threat

What action is needed to bring the outbreak under control?

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 3:29 am

Surviving childhood in Africa

Why are more children in Africa living beyond five?

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 3:03 am

Obama 'to pledge troops for Ebola'

President Obama is to announce plans to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 1:52 am

VIDEO: Haiti's disease-fighting eco toilet

Poor sanitation has caused serious health problems in Haiti - but could a special eco toilet improve the situation?

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 12:29 am

Call for further cut in sugar intake

The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 7:36 pm

VIDEO: Mers: Camel traders unalarmed by virus

Tulip Mazumdar visits a camel market in Saudi Arabia to see how people feel about Middle East Respiratory Virus being linked to the animals.

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 11:14 pm

Mers: Saudis in push to keep Hajj free from deadly virus

Have Saudis done enough to keep Hajj safe from deadly virus?

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 11:07 pm

Brains may 'resist Alzheimer's'

A small study suggests some people's brains may have the ability to resist early Alzheimer's damage.

Posted by on 14 September 2014 | 1:15 pm

Suspended between life and death

Israel's ventilator wards for the dying

Posted by on 13 September 2014 | 7:00 pm

Botox 'stunts emotional growth'

Experts warn that treating young people with Botox injections could restrict their emotional and social development.

Posted by on 12 September 2014 | 7:44 pm