Missing boy's 'life is in danger'

The health of a five-year-old boy taken from hospital by his parents against medical advice will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on his feeding system is likely to have run out, police say.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 12:06 pm

Test Ebola drug '100% effective'

The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 12:00 pm

Senegal confirms first Ebola case

Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 10:50 am

Post-natal care lacking, say midwives

A report from the Royal College of Midwives suggests that 40% of women are being discharged from hospital before they are ready after having a baby.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 8:59 am

New hospital food rules introduced

Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 2:09 am

Electrical stimulation 'aids memory'

Electromagnetic stimulation of a specific part of the brain may improve the ability to remember certain facts, researchers say.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 7:17 pm

Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link'

A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 7:15 pm

Ebola travel bans 'should be lifted'

West African health ministers call for travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak to be lifted, following WHO advice.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 6:05 pm

Genetic clues to spread of Ebola

Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 1:00 pm

Ebola region faces UK travel ban

All but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office warns British nationals.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 11:38 am

WHO warns 20,000 at risk of Ebola

The UN's health agency says the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, and urges airlines to resume flights.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 9:51 am

NHS complaints rise to 480 every day

The number of complaints made about NHS care in England increased to an average of 480 every day, according to official data.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 4:38 am

Depression in cancer 'overlooked'

Three-quarters of cancer patients who are depressed are not getting the psychological therapy they need, researchers say.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 7:36 pm

VIDEO: I couldn't say no to Pulp

Pulp's keyboardist had arthritis at 16 but can't say no to playing

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 6:01 pm

Cancer drugs face NHS price squeeze

The government might threaten to stop buying some expensive cancer drugs if the companies that make them do not cut their prices, Newsnight learns.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 4:01 pm

Star Trek X Prize finalists named

Star Trek X Prize finalists named

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 8:31 am

VIDEO: 'Get taxi or lift' urges ambulance trust

Patients are to be encouraged to travel to hospital by taxi or get a lift rather than call for an ambulance if they are assessed as low priority.

Posted by on 27 August 2014 | 8:11 am

Sniffing out the allergy epidemic

Why so many of us are developing allergies

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 9:49 pm

Ebola crisis: Five ways to avoid the deadly virus

Wash your hands and other top tips to avoid Ebola

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 6:35 pm

VIDEO: What goes into a fake cigarette?

The BBC's Tom Brown finds out what is in a fake cigarette

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 9:55 am

VIDEO: Ebola doctor's traumatic experiences

A doctor from Cardiff talks of her "traumatic" experiences helping Ebola victims in the west African state of Liberia.

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 2:19 am

Could your clothing save your life?

Could your clothes save your life?

Posted by on 25 August 2014 | 6:03 pm

VIDEO: Cellist: 'Alcohol was my medicine'

Cellist Rachael Lander talks about how she secretly used alcohol and beta-blockers to get through concerts and her eventual road to recovery.

Posted by on 24 August 2014 | 4:34 am

The malaria mines of Venezuela

Venezuela's illegal mines, where malaria is on the rise

Posted by on 23 August 2014 | 6:38 pm

Warning over electrical brain stimulation

Warning over electrical brain stimulation

Posted by on 23 August 2014 | 6:05 pm