VIDEO: Australian pair abandon Down's baby

Phil Mercer reports on reaction to news that an Australian couple rejected a surrogate Down's Syndrome baby

Posted by on 2 August 2014 | 2:23 am

Australian pair abandon Down's baby

An online campaign for a baby with Down's Syndrome left with his surrogate Thai mother by an Australian couple has raised over $120,000 (£70,000).

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 9:59 pm

VIDEO: Essure birth control unsafe - Brockovich

Erin Brockovich is among the leading voices claiming pharmaceutical giant Bayer's Essure sterilisation procedure has injured thousands of women.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 6:49 pm

BMJ 'right' in statins claims row

An investigation backs the British Medical Journal's handling of two controversial and inaccurate articles it published on the harms of cholesterol-reducing statins.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 6:25 pm

Ebola spreading too fast - WHO

The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 5:03 pm

US Ebola victims to be evacuated

Efforts are under way to evacuate two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus from Liberia, their organisation says.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 12:14 pm

VIDEO: British doctor's video from Ebola hospital

Convincing patients to receive treatment is the biggest task facing medical professionals trying to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a doctor in Sierra Leone says.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 12:12 pm

HIV drugs 'boost SA life expectancy'

Life expectancy in South Africa has increased dramatically over the last decade mainly thanks to life-saving Aids drugs, a government report says.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 11:09 am

Whistleblowers get rough deal - MPs

The treatment of employees in public services who raise concerns about wrongdoing is often "shocking", a group of MPs says.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 6:43 am

AUDIO: Meet the Tough Mudder founder

Tough Mudder founder Will Dean explains the appeal of the endurance event.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 6:10 am

Victim of fat-shaming loses 25 stone

Woman who had dog excrement thrown at her loses 25 stone

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 3:04 am

DNA project 'to make UK world leader'

A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 1:04 am

Technique turns bodies 'see-through'

A newly discovered way to make entire bodies transparent could pave the way for a new generation of treatments, scientists say.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 6:13 pm

Minister wants end to animal testing

Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 9:49 am

The very public NHS privatisation debate

The debate over the NHS's use of the private sector

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 4:51 am

VIDEO: Is it a 'good' summer for insect bites?

An increasing number of people are falling prey to creatures like ticks, horseflies, midges and mosquitoes as warm, wet weather creates perfect breeding conditions for insects.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 4:16 am

One-in-10 Welsh children is obese

Over a quarter of Welsh children starting primary school are overweight - with more than one in 10 classed as obese, say public health officials.

Posted by on 31 July 2014 | 2:25 am

VIDEO: Ebola outbreak 'presents challenges'

Dr Stephan Monroe from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the latest Ebola outbreak was unusual.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 7:19 pm

Prosthetics, by those who know

Things which only wearers of prosthetic limbs know

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 7:03 pm

'E-cigs less harm than cigarettes'

An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 6:34 pm

'Tape measure test' call on diabetes

People are being urged to take out the tape measure to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 6:32 pm

VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola

Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 5:50 pm

Drug-resistant malaria 'widespread'

Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 4:28 pm

Ambulance response times concern

Welsh ambulances again fail to hit their response time targets which politicians brand a "huge concern".

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 10:26 am

England records rise in dementia

The number of people in England diagnosed with dementia rises by 62% over seven years.

Posted by on 30 July 2014 | 7:21 am