Bill Gates: Ebola crisis handling had lack of 'clarity'

Bill Gates backs vaccine project which could prevent epidemics like Ebola spreading

Posted on: 19 January 2017 | 2:17 am

Hard pressed

Why is it that the NHS always seems to be short of staff, and is there anything that can be done to resolve the problem?

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 7:45 pm

Sedentary lifestyle in older women 'ages body cells'

Older woman who do not exercise daily have cells biologically older than their actual age, research suggests.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 7:27 pm

Robotic sleeve 'hugs' failing hearts

US scientists develop a robotic sleeve that can help hearts pump when they fail to work properly.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 7:05 pm

Inside lab where Mers vaccine made

Tulip Mazumdar visits the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford where scientists are developing vaccines for all three of the shortlisted viruses.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 4:10 pm

Virus lottery: What could be next epidemic?

Scientists have shortlisted three little-known diseases that they think could become the next global health emergency.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 4:05 pm

Vaccines for three deadly viruses fast-tracked

Scientists identify three little-known diseases which could cause the next global health emergency.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 4:01 pm

'Exceptional' NHS winter pressure in Wales

The NHS in Wales has faced "exceptional" winter challenges, including some of the busiest days for A&E and ambulance services.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 11:38 am

Addenbrooke's out of special measures due to staff 'dedication'

One of the UK's largest NHS trusts is taken out of special measures, thanks to the "dedication and skill" of staff, a report says.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 10:34 am

DNA-testing smartphone aims to tackle drugs resistance

A smartphone attachment that analyses DNA could help improve cancer and tuberculosis treatments.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 9:22 am

IVF: First three-parent baby born to infertile couple

A technique designed to help parents affected by genetic disorders is used to tackle infertility.

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | 12:53 am

Babies remember their birth language - scientists

Babies learn language in the early months of life, and retain this knowledge, say scientists.

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 6:51 pm

NHS Wales chief says winter pressures 'very challenging'

The head of NHS Wales says A&E units and the ambulance service have faced exceptional challenges this winter.

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 6:09 pm

Excessive crying

The crying of babies with colic may be reduced with acupuncture, according to controversial new research from Sweden.

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 4:16 am

'Don't be a martyr': Winter health warning for sepsis

People are urged to not be "martyrs" if they start experiencing symptoms of sepsis, as A&E departments deal with rising pressures.

Posted on: 17 January 2017 | 12:16 am

Dedicated donor

Tracey Jolliffe has already donated a kidney, 16 eggs and 80 pints of blood. She is now considering donating part of her liver too.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 7:50 pm

Embryo rules

Should scientists be allowed to experiment on embryos beyond 14 days of development?

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 7:35 pm

Eating disorders can strike in mid-life

Eating disorders affect a small but substantial number of women in their 40s and 50s, research suggests.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 6:52 pm

Voice doctor

Our voices can activate gadgets and authenticate ourselves to banks. But can they tell if we're ill?

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 6:14 pm

Obamacare repeal: Trump pledges 'health insurance for all'

The US president-elect says the Republican replacement for Obamacare will be cheaper and better.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 2:51 pm

Stroke survivor: Virtual Reality helped me walk again

Shannon Mackey has been using virtual reality physiotherapy sessions to help learn to walk again after suffering a stroke.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 1:51 pm

Frances Cappuccini Caesarean death caused by hospital failures

The death of a woman following childbirth was a result of "failures, inadequate diagnosis and treatment", a coroner rules.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 12:11 pm

Artificial intelligence predicts when heart will fail

Technology could be used to improve treatment for heart failure patients.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 10:08 am

Fatal attraction

How one woman's rare disorder means a kiss from her husband could end up killing her.

Posted on: 16 January 2017 | 4:29 am

Hepatitis C patient's agonising wait for drug treatment

Ben Franklin from London was diagnosed with Hepatitis C nine months ago but is still waiting for a new drug which could cure his condition.

Posted on: 15 January 2017 | 7:18 pm