VIDEO: UK's newest hospital to open

UK's newest hospital, South Glasgow University Hospital, is to receive its first patients on Monday.

Posted by on 27 April 2015 | 1:12 am

No life-saving surgery 'for billions'

Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet.

Posted by on 26 April 2015 | 9:33 pm

Back pain link to chimpanzee spine

People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.

Posted by on 26 April 2015 | 9:29 pm

HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK

The first HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a fast result at home has gone on sale in the UK.

Posted by on 26 April 2015 | 9:24 pm

Mitochondria editing tried in mice

Researchers develop a technique to edit out bits of mitochondrial DNA that could otherwise pass on incurable diseases, a study in mice shows.

Posted by on 25 April 2015 | 9:47 pm

The allure of the good-looking runner

Why good-looking runners attract more donations

Posted by on 25 April 2015 | 8:20 pm

VIDEO: The life-saving shipping container

A charity in Peru is tackling high rates of multi-drug resistant TB with the help of a shipping container.

Posted by on 25 April 2015 | 6:00 pm

Miliband warns of 'two-tier' NHS

Labour says leading English hospitals saw income from private patients rise by 58% since 2010 - but the Lib Dems accuse the party of "rank hypocrisy".

Posted by on 25 April 2015 | 6:03 am

'Twin' tumour found in woman's head

California doctors have removed what they call an embryologic twin living deep inside the brain of a student who had health problems.

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 5:17 pm

VIDEO: Success in malaria vaccine trials

Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could help protect millions of children against malaria.

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 10:20 am

Row over human embryo gene editing

Is it right to genetically edit human embryos?

Posted by on 24 April 2015 | 8:04 am

Cost of agency nurses soars for NHS

Spending on agency nurses in the South West has soared from about £12m in 2010 to more than £59m in 2014, it emerges.

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 9:22 pm

Hope over child malaria vaccine tests

Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could protect one third of children against malaria, according to data published in The Lancet.

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 6:01 pm

Tinnitus mapped inside human brain

For the first time, brain signals relating to the constant ringing noise of tinnitus have been mapped across a wide area inside a patient's brain.

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 11:00 am

Newborn was youngest UK organ donor

A newborn baby, who lived for less than two hours, became the UK's youngest ever organ donor a year ago, it has been revealed.

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 7:38 am

VIDEO: Misdiagnosis cost family £100,000

A research project is being launched today as scientists try to find out more about ticks.

Posted by on 23 April 2015 | 5:47 am

'Culture war' of gay conversion therapy

Opinion divided on gay conversion therapy

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 9:52 pm

VIDEO: Wheels designed for cat physiotherapy

How an exercise machine for unhealthy cats helps mentally ill people back into the workplace.

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 9:31 pm

Spot the difference

Are there more similarities than differences in the parties' plans for the NHS

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 9:05 pm

Mosquito 'lured by body odour genes'

The likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes could be down to genes that control our body odour, a pilot study in Plos One suggests.

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 7:19 pm

Exercise 'not key to obesity fight'

Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say.

Posted by on 22 April 2015 | 6:05 pm

VIDEO: Guidelines on wholegrain consumption

Scientists from Newcastle University are urging the government to introduce guidelines on daily consumption of wholegrain foods.

Posted by on 21 April 2015 | 3:06 am

Boy's pills video gets 650,000 hits

An online video of a six-year-old boy swallowing tablets for cystic fibrosis is viewed more than 650,000 times.

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 11:11 am

VIDEO: Parkinson's mistaken for drunkenness

According to a new study, a quarter of people with Parkinson's say they have had their symptoms mistaken for drunkenness. Jayne McCubbin reports.

Posted by on 20 April 2015 | 2:15 am

'I ended my pregnancy I was so sick'

Are women with severe pregnancy sickness being failed?

Posted by on 19 April 2015 | 8:16 pm