'It's a matter of dignity'

Helping homeless women access sanitary towels and tampons

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 7:32 pm

HIV flushed out by cancer drug

HIV can be flushed out of its hiding places in the body using a cancer drug, researchers show.

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 6:05 pm

VIDEO: Buggy boot camp helps mums stay active

A pilot project for women in Bury is tackling participation in sport, which is now lower across the UK than before the London Olympics.

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 3:37 am

VIDEO: Maud, 90, on how life can be lonely

Maud, 90, speaks to the BBC about her feelings of isolation.

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 2:31 am

Sugar: Can we trust industry?

Will the food and drink industry step up to the plate?

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 7:31 pm

Prostate cancer: Five types 'found'

Scientists identify five types of prostate cancer, each with a distinct genetic signature.

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 6:37 pm

No target for most ambulance calls

Targets for ambulance response times in Wales are to be dropped for all but the most life-threatening calls under a Welsh government trial.

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 8:36 am

A good death: Can guidelines help?

Can new guidelines really improve our final moments?

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 6:13 am

New dying care guidelines proposed

England's health watchdog puts forward new draft guidance to improve the care of adults in their last few days of life.

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 3:49 am

VIDEO: Boy, 8, has double hand transplant

An eight-year-old boy in America becomes the youngest recipient of a double hand transplant.

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 1:42 am

Ebola: 'Isn't that over yet?'

Ebola deaths have fallen in West Africa - but that doesn't mean that the hard work is done

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 6:49 pm

Skin cancer guidelines updated

New guidelines for diagnosing and treating melanoma skin cancers have been issued to the NHS in England.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 6:07 pm

GP workloads 'put patients at risk'

Patient safety is at risk because of increasing GP workloads in the UK, doctors' leaders are warning.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 6:03 pm

VIDEO: The 95-year-old driving instructor

Laura Thomas has been working as a driving instructor since 1938 and it is thought she is the United Kingdom's oldest.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 1:40 am

Recruiting foreign nurses 'expensive'

It is "distracting, frustrating and expensive" to have to recruit large numbers of nurses from overseas, the head of a leading NHS hospital says.

Posted by on 28 July 2015 | 12:00 am

South Korea declares 'end' to Mers

South Korea's PM Hwang Kyo-ahn declares a "de facto end" to the Mers virus outbreak, after no new infections are reported for 23 days.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 10:58 pm

Blowing balloons 'treats glue ear'

Using the nose to inflate a balloon helps heal glue ear, University of Southampton research suggests.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 7:33 pm

Suspected Mers virus shuts A&E unit

A suspected outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome temporarily shuts a Manchester hospital's A&E unit.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 12:43 pm

Living Wage 'could harm home care'

The National Living Wage could result in a "catastrophic failure" in the home care market, the industry is warning.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 11:00 am

'I had to lose weight for treatment'

People with eating disorders losing weight to get treatment

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 4:37 am

VIDEO: Laughing gas 'not just a bit of fun'

Leesa Davies, whose son died after inhaling nitrous oxide - or laughing gas - speaks to the BBC.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 3:12 am

VIDEO: Body mass index 'encourages anorexia'

People with eating disorders feel they are being forced to lose weight so their body mass index is low enough to qualify for treatment, the UK's biggest eating disorder charity says.

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 12:58 am

How speaking up can save lives

How speaking out can save lives

Posted by on 25 July 2015 | 9:31 pm

Malaria vaccine one step closer

The world's first malaria vaccine has cleared one of the final regulatory hurdles prior to being used to immunise children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Posted by on 24 July 2015 | 12:00 am

Cheap drugs cut breast cancer deaths

Cheap drugs normally used to strengthen bone can cut deaths from breast cancer, research shows.

Posted by on 23 July 2015 | 7:17 pm