Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'

Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 7:03 am

VIDEO: Babylab studies development of ADHD

Scientists at a London laboratory carry out tests to try to discover how and why some people develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 9:22 am

Should drug firms make payments to doctors?

Does it matter that drug firms give doctors money and gifts?

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 6:46 pm

Cyborg glasses express fake emotions

A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 6:00 pm

Beard trend 'guided by evolution'

The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 4:56 am

'Terror' of patient's op wake-up

A patient who awoke from an anaesthetic minutes before major surgery speaks of the "terrifying" experience.

Posted by on 15 April 2014 | 10:43 am

Bombing couple still Boston strong

Boston marathon bombing survivors cope with aftermath

Posted by on 14 April 2014 | 7:00 pm

Sensors to prevent pain for amputees

Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.

Posted by on 14 April 2014 | 6:41 pm

Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes'

UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.

Posted by on 13 April 2014 | 6:04 pm

Goggles help surgeons ‘see’ tumours

The glasses that help surgeons find cancer

Posted by on 12 April 2014 | 6:00 pm

VIDEO: Hi-tech goggles 'detect cancer cells'

A US trial of hi-tech goggles could reduce the need for secondary operations for cancer patients.

Posted by on 11 April 2014 | 12:43 am

Can you live without processed food?

Can you live without processed food?

Posted by on 10 April 2014 | 8:51 pm

Doctors implant lab-grown vagina

Four women have had new vaginas grown in the laboratory and implanted by doctors in the US.

Posted by on 10 April 2014 | 7:45 pm

'Selfie' body image warning issued

Spending lots of time on Facebook looking at pictures of friends could make women insecure about their bodies, research suggests.

Posted by on 10 April 2014 | 4:19 am

'Millions wasted' on flu drug

Hundreds of millions of pounds have been wasted on Tamiflu, a drug for flu that may work no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis says.

Posted by on 9 April 2014 | 7:56 pm

Organ donations 'double since 2007'

The number of people who donated their organs after death in Scotland almost doubled over a six-year period, according to government figures.

Posted by on 9 April 2014 | 9:20 am

Bereaved parents heard at last

Why parents who have a stillbirth are now being listened to

Posted by on 8 April 2014 | 11:57 pm

Male eating disorders 'overlooked'

Young men with an eating disorder are not getting the help and support they need because of perceptions about a "women's illness", say researchers.

Posted by on 8 April 2014 | 6:06 pm

Guinea 'Ebola deaths pass 100'

The Ebola outbreak could take up to four months to contain as the number of people killed by the virus in Guinea passes 100, the UN says.

Posted by on 8 April 2014 | 11:54 am

AUDIO: Man stung by bees in pain experiment

A PhD student has allowed bees to sting him 190 times - to find out which part of the body it hurts the most.

Posted by on 8 April 2014 | 10:04 am

Living organ regeneration 'first'

An elderly organ in a living animal has been regenerated into a youthful state by DNA manipulation for the first time, UK researchers say.

Posted by on 8 April 2014 | 6:08 am

Spinal shocks revive paralysed legs

Four paralysed men have been able to move their legs for the first time in years after electrical stimulation of their spinal cords, US doctors report.

Posted by on 7 April 2014 | 11:12 pm

Cancer virus discovery helped by delayed flight

The man who isolated a virus causing cancer

Posted by on 5 April 2014 | 9:08 pm

HIV home test kits given go-ahead

Kits allowing people to test themselves for HIV at home can be bought over the counter in the UK for the first time - but no kits exist yet in Britain.

Posted by on 5 April 2014 | 7:30 pm

VIDEO: Can smartphones ruin your sleep?

New technology such as smartphones and tablets could be affecting how much sleep people get, a survey suggests.

Posted by on 5 April 2014 | 3:55 am