Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus chosen as new boss of the World Health Organization

Posted on: 23 May 2017 | 12:34 pm

Assaults between care home residents reported daily

More than one assault a day was reported to police between 2014 and 2016, File on 4 found.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 7:59 pm

'Half a glass of wine every day' increases breast cancer risk

That's what a report says - but we look at all the risks of breast cancer for women.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 6:09 pm

Conservative social care funding cap: Theresa May defends changes

The PM says her plans will prevent the system from collapse after U-turn over cap on care costs.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 5:03 pm

Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 3:23 pm

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 2:32 pm

Microwave mushrooms 'to keep their goodness', scientists say

Grilling and microwaving are the best ways to cook the fungi, a Spanish study says.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 7:01 am

Intersex patients 'routinely lied to by doctors'

Doctors in the UK routinely lied to patients with disorders of sex development known as intersex conditions, the BBC finds.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 6:43 am

IVF treatment girl returns to Newcastle Centre for Life

"I was made out of two tiny little cells in a little glass tube," says seven-year-old Hannah.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 4:51 am

Doctor in the house

As part of the fight against mental health problems we have a very much underutilised tool - food.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 4:02 am

Body over mind

Research on the role of the immune system in depression.

Posted on: 22 May 2017 | 3:16 am

Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust

Essex police are looking into about 20 deaths, according to the mother of one of those who died.

Posted on: 21 May 2017 | 11:26 pm

Reproductive rebels

Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

Posted on: 21 May 2017 | 6:17 pm

Top doc

The World Health Organization is recruiting a boss. Hear from the three candidates for the top job in their own words.

Posted on: 20 May 2017 | 7:06 pm

UK's first high-energy proton beam machine in Newport

The UK's first high-energy proton beam machine will offer treatments next year, the firm behind it says.

Posted on: 20 May 2017 | 9:06 am

Cigarettes sold in plain green packs under new rules

Standardised tobacco packaging rules come into force to try to put young people off smoking.

Posted on: 20 May 2017 | 6:35 am

Five tips from the ‘happiest man on earth’.

Renowned expert and author on compassion and happiness Matthieu Ricard, often called the ‘happiest man on earth', offers his five top tips for happiness.

Posted on: 19 May 2017 | 10:53 am

NHS performance data delay 'disappointing', regulator says

An NHS regulator was advised against publishing performance data by the government.

Posted on: 19 May 2017 | 8:14 am

More than 10,000 defibrillators in public places 'could be faulty'

Users are urged to check the devices' battery connections, which may not be working properly.

Posted on: 19 May 2017 | 4:50 am

'Spice' ban one year on

It's a year since the ban on so-called legal highs, but has making it illegal stopped people from using it?

Posted on: 18 May 2017 | 10:36 pm

Shock therapy

ECT has recently been used in some countries as a treatment for children who severely self injure.

Posted on: 18 May 2017 | 7:38 pm

Instagram 'worst for young mental health'

Users were asked to score social media platforms on issues including anxiety, loneliness, and body image.

Posted on: 18 May 2017 | 6:59 pm

Dementia: Why son fears for mum's future care

The BBC last saw dementia-sufferer Andriani in 2014. Her deterioration has been rapid - while the costs to care for her rise.

Posted on: 18 May 2017 | 6:02 pm

Mum's warning after daughter dies of meningitis W

Lauren Sandell was 18 years old when she died from the disease, a few months after starting university.

Posted on: 18 May 2017 | 4:56 am

Can too much caffeine kill you?

Sixteen-year-old Davis Cripe died in the US after drinking caffeine too quickly.

Posted on: 17 May 2017 | 7:19 am