Ebola 'threatens' W Africa harvests

The deadly Ebola outbreak is putting food prices and and harvests in West Africa "at serious risk", warns the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 5:00 am

Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'

The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 2:53 am

Action films 'may make you fat'

Watching action films could make you more likely than other TV programmes to pile on the pounds, according to US researchers.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 7:53 pm

Hospitals seeing more skin cancer

The number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer treatment in England rose by nearly a third in five years, figures show.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 6:02 pm

VIDEO: 'Bacon butty' for British Ebola nurse

The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 1:00 pm

VIDEO: Proton therapy: UK patient access

Dr Yen-Ching Chang, the lead on Proton Beam Therapy at University College London Hospital, says the UK has comprehensive access to the therapy for patients with the highest needs.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 12:35 pm

British Ebola patient 'pretty well'

The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 11:41 am

Ashya parents fight extradition

The parents of Ashya King are held in police custody after refusing to consent to their extradition to the UK at an appearance at the High Court in Spain.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 11:21 am

Sniffing faeces 'detects infection'

UK researchers say an "electronic nose" that smells faeces can detect strains of bacteria that can cause deadly infections.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 3:51 am

The girl with three biological parents

The girl who has three biological parents

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 6:15 pm

What is proton beam therapy?

What is proton beam therapy and why is it so sought after?

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 12:48 pm

VIDEO: Are e-cigarettes safe?

Inside Out goes to the lab to investigate what is in e-cigarettes while we unwrap the arguments surrounding them.

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 5:31 am

'Urgent' call for obesity taskforce

Doctors' leaders are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity in England.

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 2:41 am

VIDEO: Urgent calls to tackle childhood obesity

Children condemned to 'lifetime of ill-health', warn doctors leaders, as calls are made for a government taskforce.

Posted by on 31 August 2014 | 1:49 am

Bionic pancreas: A new dawn for diabetics?

Labs in race to find bionic solution for Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by on 30 August 2014 | 7:09 pm

Sunbed study highlights cancer risk

Sunbed users are still at risk of skin cancer even if they do not burn their skin, according to a new study by Dundee University.

Posted by on 30 August 2014 | 6:28 pm

Experts argue for drink price plan

Health professionals say they are stepping up efforts to see alcohol minimum pricing in place in Scotland, with a seminar being held in Brussels.

Posted by on 30 August 2014 | 6:22 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 | 3:28 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

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

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

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

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