VIDEO: New antibiotic in C. diff battle

Clinical trials begin of a new class of drug that researchers say could potentially transform the treatment of potentially fatal diseases.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 8:20 am

VIDEO: Why are there so few male carers?

More male care workers are needed to look after older people according to Care England, the organisation representing independent providers.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 1:19 am

'More male carers needed' for elderly

More male care workers are needed to look after older people, the Chief Executive of Care England says.

Posted by on 31 August 2015 | 12:03 am

Ebola nurse works at hospital that saved him

The first British healthcare worker who caught and survived Ebola is working as an NHS nurse in the hospital that helped save his life.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 11:02 pm

Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

British neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 9:42 am

'Pre-suicide behaviour' identified

Depressed people who display "risky behaviour", agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely to attempt suicide, a study finds.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 5:41 am

VIDEO: Health benefits of a daytime snooze

Researchers say taking forty winks in the middle of the day could reduce blood pressure and stave off heart attacks.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 2:57 am

VIDEO: Study identifies pre-suicide symptoms

An international study says it has identified common behaviour patterns which often precede suicide attempts.

Posted by on 30 August 2015 | 2:53 am

Paid to poo: Combating open defecation in India

Indian scheme aims to encourage better toilet habits

Posted by on 29 August 2015 | 6:05 pm

NHS tests implanted sugar monitor

A blood sugar monitor that can stay in the body for five months is being tested on NHS patients with type 1 diabetes.

Posted by on 29 August 2015 | 6:01 pm

Drinking water 'no hangover cure'

Snacking or drinking water after a heavy night of drinking alcohol does not prevent a hangover, research on Dutch students suggests.

Posted by on 29 August 2015 | 1:02 am

Speed up autism diagnosis - experts

Children with autism are having to wait an average of three-and-a-half years before diagnosis, while adults wait on average two years, experts say.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 11:29 pm

Man sheds polio for 30 years after jab

A man with an immune system disorder has spread polio for nearly 30 years, despite having been vaccinated, British scientists have found.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 4:07 am

Young goths 'at risk of depression'

Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 1:16 am

Brain cells 'burn out' in Parkinson's

Brain cells in Parkinson's disease exhaust themselves and die prematurely, burning out like an "overheating motor", an early study suggests.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 6:08 pm

VIDEO: Blood test 'finds early cancer relapses'

A blood test has been developed by scientists that could save lives by finding early signs of cancers that have started to grow again after treatment.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 9:01 am

Blood test 'detects cancer relapse'

Searching blood for fragments of cancer can find tumours that have come back months before symptoms appear, a study shows.

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 6:01 pm

Laser detects brain tumour during surgery

Surgeons in London use lasers to diagnose abnormal tissue during an operation to remove a brain tumour.

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 11:01 am

The great e-cigarette war

Why do England and Wales treat them so differently?

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 4:42 am

OCD 'stopped me enjoying life'

Richard Taylor was diagnosed when he was 15

Posted by on 25 August 2015 | 11:33 pm

Aphantasia: A life without mental images

'I can't see pictures inside my head'

Posted by on 25 August 2015 | 6:00 pm

VIDEO: 'Why am I less worthy than army amputee?'

Suzanne Thomas, who had to have her leg amputated after contracting an infection, tells the BBC's Nikki Fox about her disappointment with her prosthetic leg.

Posted by on 25 August 2015 | 4:07 pm

VIDEO: Army veteran amputee 'wants normal life'

The BBC's Nikki Fox has been speaking to former soldier Craig Gadd, who lost his leg in Afghanistan after he stepped on a bomb back in 2010, about his struggles with his NHS prosthetic leg.

Posted by on 25 August 2015 | 3:54 pm

Low-cost robot hand wins Dyson prize

A budget-priced 3D-printed robotic hand for amputees is the UK winner of 2015's James Dyson Award for engineering design.

Posted by on 24 August 2015 | 6:33 pm

Student's viral colostomy bag selfie

A Swansea University student's selfie with his colostomy bag is viewed by more than one million people online.

Posted by on 24 August 2015 | 6:47 am