Zika: Africa 'reasonably well prepared'

Africa braces for Zika virus

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 7:19 am

Zika may cause baby eye problems

Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil are becoming increasingly concerned the virus may cause eye damage in babies.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 5:12 am

NHS doctor joined Islamic State group

An NHS doctor left his family in the UK and joined the Islamic State group in Syria, the BBC learns from leaked IS recruitment papers.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 11:00 am

Diabetes surgery 'missed by thousands'

Thousands of people with type-2 diabetes in the UK are missing out on obesity surgery that would slash blood sugars and even lead to remission in some cases, a team of experts say.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 9:20 am

VIDEO: How this pig helped a man to see again

Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig's cornea into his eye.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 3:55 am

Malaria drug 'should stop for troops'

Anti-malarial drug Lariam, which can cause severe side-effects, should be the "drug of last resort" for UK troops, MPs on the defence committee say.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 1:42 am

Can vegans push themselves to physical extremes?

Can vegans push themselves to physical extremes?

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 12:50 pm

'Mosquito control failure' fuelled Zika

The spread of Zika is the price being paid for a massive policy failure on mosquito control, says World Health Organization leader Margaret Chan.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 10:25 am

VIDEO: Wilko Johnson on surviving 'terminal' cancer

Rock legend Wilko Johnson on the chance meeting that led to him being cured of cancer, which he had previously been told was terminal.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 9:34 am

VIDEO: Apps which could help with allergies

From a prototype device which can detect gluten in food to allergy apps, BBC Click's Lara Lewington reports

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 5:12 am

VIDEO: Could eating more fat boost health?

Advice to eat more fat is irresponsible and potentially deadly, Public Health England's chief nutritionist has said.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 3:14 am

VIDEO: When antibiotics no longer work

As antibiotics resistance grows around the world, for some people even the strongest drugs no longer work

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 12:45 am

Pro-fat dietary advice 'irresponsible'

Advice to eat more fat is irresponsible and potentially deadly, Public Health England's chief nutritionist says.

Posted by on 22 May 2016 | 6:28 pm

Brexit 'could damage NHS', warns chief

The health service could suffer if Brexit puts the economy at risk as "when the British economy sneezes, the NHS catches a cold", chief executive of NHS England warns.

Posted by on 22 May 2016 | 7:24 am

Obama pushes for more Zika funding

President Obama criticises the US Congress for failing to fully back his request for a $1.9bn (£1.25bn) fund to combat the Zika virus.

Posted by on 20 May 2016 | 7:14 pm

Brazil Zika virus confirmed in Africa

The Zika virus strain responsible for the outbreaks in Brazil has been detected in Africa for the first time, the World Health Organization says.

Posted by on 20 May 2016 | 10:22 am

Global antibiotics 'revolution' needed

Superbugs will kill someone every three seconds by 2050 unless the world acts now, a report says.

Posted by on 19 May 2016 | 11:19 am

Zika virus may reach Europe this summer

The Zika virus could spread to Europe this summer, although the likelihood of an outbreak is low to moderate according to the World Health Organization.

Posted by on 18 May 2016 | 7:01 am

VIDEO: 'Someone had to die for me to have a penis'

A man who received the first ever successful penis transplant in the US says the toughest part is "someone had to die for me to have a penis".

Posted by on 17 May 2016 | 4:05 am

Magic mushrooms 'promising' in depression

A hallucinogenic chemical in magic mushrooms shows promise for people with untreatable depression, a tiny study suggests.

Posted by on 17 May 2016 | 3:15 am

VIDEO: How a smartphone could help spot disease

Detecting signs of disease without the need for expensive laboratory equipment.

Posted by on 16 May 2016 | 5:11 am

VIDEO: Rapper and Obama warn of drug dangers

President Obama was joined by rapper Macklemore for his weekly address - in an effort to raise awareness about the perils of drug addiction.

Posted by on 14 May 2016 | 6:55 am

Do you inherit your parent's mental illness?

Do you inherit your parent's mental illness?

Posted by on 10 May 2016 | 5:05 pm

Disgust junkies: The craze for cyst bursting videos

Why are videos of cysts being burst so popular?

Posted by on 9 May 2016 | 5:41 pm

'Cancer made me want mashed potato'

The strange effects of cancer on appetite

Posted by on 7 March 2015 | 7:31 pm