Bill Gates: Ebola crisis handling had lack of 'clarity'

Bill Gates backs vaccine project which could prevent epidemics like Ebola spreading

Posted on: 19 January 2017 | 2:17 am

Inside lab where Mers vaccine made

Tulip Mazumdar visits the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford where scientists are developing vaccines for all three of the shortlisted viruses.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 4:10 pm

Virus lottery: What could be next epidemic?

Scientists have shortlisted three little-known diseases that they think could become the next global health emergency.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 4:05 pm

Vaccines for three deadly viruses fast-tracked

Scientists identify three little-known diseases which could cause the next global health emergency.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 4:01 pm

NHS Wales chief says winter pressures 'very challenging'

The head of NHS Wales says A&E units and the ambulance service have faced exceptional challenges this winter.

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 6:09 pm

Excessive crying

The crying of babies with colic may be reduced with acupuncture, according to controversial new research from Sweden.

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 4:16 am

Dedicated donor

Tracey Jolliffe has already donated a kidney, 16 eggs and 80 pints of blood. She is now considering donating part of her liver too.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 7:50 pm

Eating disorders can strike in mid-life

Eating disorders affect a small but substantial number of women in their 40s and 50s, research suggests.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 6:52 pm

Voice doctor

Our voices can activate gadgets and authenticate ourselves to banks. But can they tell if we're ill?

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 6:14 pm

Obamacare repeal: Trump pledges 'health insurance for all'

The US president-elect says the Republican replacement for Obamacare will be cheaper and better.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 2:51 pm

Stroke survivor: Virtual Reality helped me walk again

Shannon Mackey has been using virtual reality physiotherapy sessions to help learn to walk again after suffering a stroke.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 1:51 pm

Artificial intelligence predicts when heart will fail

Technology could be used to improve treatment for heart failure patients.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 10:08 am

Fatal attraction

How one woman's rare disorder means a kiss from her husband could end up killing her.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 4:29 am

Breast cancer patients' distress at withdrawal of Kadcyla

Health watchdog NICE rejects life-extending drug Kadcyla for use on the NHS on cost grounds.

Posted on: 15 January 2017 | 9:07 pm

Hepatitis C patient's agonising wait for drug treatment

Ben Franklin from London was diagnosed with Hepatitis C nine months ago but is still waiting for a new drug which could cure his condition.

Posted on: 15 January 2017 | 7:18 pm

The trauma centres helping veteran amputees

A network of trauma centres has opened across the UK to allow the NHS to treat veterans.

Posted on: 15 January 2017 | 7:05 pm

NHS patient caught selling his drugs in undercover film

A patient has been caught in an undercover BBC film illegally selling prescription drugs which cost the NHS £10,000 a year.

Posted on: 15 January 2017 | 6:12 pm

MS patient's family plea for rethink on right to die

The family of a woman who fought a long battle against Multiple Sclerosis release a harrowing set of images to support the campaign for the "right to die".

Posted on: 15 January 2017 | 5:24 am


How lemons are helping to explain what breast cancer can feel and look like.

Posted on: 14 January 2017 | 7:18 pm

Bug resistant to all antibiotics kills woman

The 70-year-old's hip infection was resistant to the 26 antibiotics available in the US.

Posted on: 13 January 2017 | 6:22 am

Stress busting

How to manage stress so that it doesn't become a health risk.

Posted on: 13 January 2017 | 3:11 am

Urine test reveals what you really eat

Analysing urine could improve what you eat, claim scientists.

Posted on: 12 January 2017 | 6:53 pm

Cancer spread cut by 75% in tests

Research could lead to new drugs to stop cancer reaching other parts of the body.

Posted on: 11 January 2017 | 6:05 pm

Brain activity 'key in stress link to heart disease'

Constant stress could be a key factor in raising the risk of a heart attack, say researchers.

Posted on: 11 January 2017 | 6:04 pm

Philippines' President Duterte pushes free contraceptives

The move by the Philippine president is expected to face fierce opposition from the Catholic Church.

Posted on: 11 January 2017 | 5:32 pm