Drug 'may slow' Alzheimer's brain death

A drug appears to slow the death of the brain and preserve mental function in patients with Alzheimer's disease, a study shows.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 10:47 am

Ice Bucket Challenge funds gene discovery in ALS (MND) research

The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded the discovery of an important gene in the neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 3:58 am

Bedroom battleground

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers a dilemma over possible malaria prevention.

Posted by on 26 July 2016 | 6:26 pm

How have Dolly the Sheep's 'siblings' fared?

The prospect of using cloning to treat humans has been boosted by new evidence suggests that it can be used safely in animals.

Posted by on 26 July 2016 | 3:58 pm

Binge watching TV programmes could kill you, according to Japanese scientists

Japanese scientists say watching TV for hours can raise the risk of you dying from a blood clot.

Posted by on 26 July 2016 | 6:11 am

The British egg industry explains why runny eggs are now safe to eat

Mark Williams, chief executive of the British egg industry council, tells Radio 4's Today programme they are "absolutely delighted"

Posted by on 26 July 2016 | 4:49 am

Stem cell match for 'one in nine million' toddler Joey Ziadi

A toddler with a "one in almost nine million" blood disorder finds a matching stem cell donor after a two-year search.

Posted by on 26 July 2016 | 3:44 am

Dutch men revealed as world's tallest

When it comes to height, Dutch men and Latvian women tower over all other nationalities, a study reveals.

Posted by on 25 July 2016 | 6:39 pm

Scans reveal how teenage brain develops

The areas of the brain involved in complex thought are the ones that change the most during the teenage years, research shows.

Posted by on 25 July 2016 | 2:00 pm

Raw eggs 'safe for pregnant women'

Pregnant women should no longer be told not to eat raw or lightly cooked eggs, a food safety committee recommends.

Posted by on 25 July 2016 | 12:51 pm

Spain registers first Zika microcephaly birth in Europe

A woman with the Zika virus gives birth in Spain to a baby with microcephaly, said to be the first such birth registered in Europe.

Posted by on 25 July 2016 | 12:50 pm

Saved premature baby Sophie Proud returns to ward as student nurse

Sophie Proud starts her placement as a student nurse at the ward which saved her life when she was born prematurely.

Posted by on 25 July 2016 | 12:09 pm

Touchy subject

Recent studies suggest that condom use is on the decline in South Africa - so how do women there get their partners to use condoms?

Posted by on 22 July 2016 | 7:00 pm

Double hand transplant: UK's first operation 'tremendous' success

The UK's first double hand transplant operation has taken place at Leeds General Infirmary and the patient says his new hands look "tremendous".

Posted by on 21 July 2016 | 6:02 pm

Chlamydia vaccine 'shows promise'

Canadian researchers have developed a promising vaccine prototype against chlamydia, a study in mice suggests.

Posted by on 19 July 2016 | 7:24 pm

One mother, six twins

Danesha Couch from Kansas City tells BBC News she feels "blessed" after giving birth to her third set of twins on 17 June.

Posted by on 19 July 2016 | 2:35 pm

'Disabled are treated like second-class citizens'

David Isaac the new chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission has described disability rights in the UK as a badge of shame.

Posted by on 19 July 2016 | 1:10 pm

Summer heat tips and myths: Should you strip off in the heat?

As summer temperatures across parts of the UK soar, Dr Angie Bone of Public Health England offers some tips and dispels some myths on staying cool.

Posted by on 19 July 2016 | 12:33 pm

US 'committed to Aids funding'

Deborah Birx, global Aids co-coordinator for the US, soothes fears that HIV funding would be slashed if Donald Trump became president.

Posted by on 19 July 2016 | 12:28 pm

Nice attack mum: 'My kids can’t get an NHS counsellor'

A British tourist who was in Nice during the Bastille attacks, has told 5 live how her kids have been put on a waiting list for counselling.

Posted by on 19 July 2016 | 10:10 am

Unusual US Zika virus case baffles experts

Experts are trying to work out exactly how a US carer has caught Zika after tending to a dying elderly man with the virus.

Posted by on 19 July 2016 | 9:46 am

Royal College of Nursing concern over fall in district nurses in Wales

The number of district nurses in Wales falls to its lowest level in six years, prompting concern patients who are cared for at home could be at risk.

Posted by on 19 July 2016 | 6:57 am

Academies warn Brexit 'damaging science'

An open letter to the government from UK academies representing science, medicine and engineering warns that Brexit is already harming science.

Posted by on 19 July 2016 | 4:12 am

Fracking linked to asthma flare-ups

Fracking, the controversial method for mining natural gas, might trigger asthma flare-ups, according to a US study.

Posted by on 18 July 2016 | 9:21 pm

Aids secret

Why are thousands of women across South Africa taking HIV drugs in secret.

Posted by on 18 July 2016 | 7:16 pm