Patients 'back three-person babies"

Research leader defends three-person babies

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 6:41 pm

Sink or Swim? The global drowning crisis

Playpens to drones - how to solve the global drowning crisis

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 6:23 pm

VIDEO: Preventing drowning with playpens

Playpens are being used to save thousands of children from drowning in Bangladesh.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 6:01 pm

UK health worker monitored for Ebola

A British healthcare worker is flown back to the UK for Ebola monitoring after suffering a needle-stick injury in Sierra Leone.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 11:16 am

VIDEO: Patients 'at risk if training cut'

The British Medical Association (BMA) has criticised plans drawn up by an independent review to shorten the length of medical training for doctors across the UK.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 3:54 pm

Churches oppose three-person babies

Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 12:26 pm

Training cuts 'could harm patients'

Proposals to shorten in-job training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 11:26 am

NHS Winter 2014-15: Weekly A&E tracker

How is your local hospital coping?

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 8:45 am

'Cold plasma' kills off norovirus

Norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the world, can be killed with "cold plasma", scientists report.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 8:03 am

Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport'

Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 11:28 pm

Stress balls 'cut surgery anxiety'

Watching a DVD or using a stress ball during minor surgery can reduce a patient's anxiety levels, suggests a study from the University of Surrey.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 8:46 pm

Child obesity rates 'levelling off'

The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 6:04 pm

Labour peer backs private role in NHS

Former Labour health minister Lord Darzi tells BBC's Newsnight it is irrelevant whether NHS care is delivered by the private or the public sector.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 4:39 pm

Students use porn for sex education

More than half of university students are using pornography to help them find out about sex, a NUS survey has shown.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 11:36 am

How much do we love the NHS?

The NHS is under pressure, but public satisfaction is at a record high.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 11:18 am

Hospitals reject NHS funding cut

A row has broken out about the system for giving NHS hospitals in England their income.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 10:55 am

VIDEO: Questions answered on care insurance

Janet Morrison, chief executive of the Independent Age, answered viewers' questions on insurance cover for care in old age.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 6:41 am

Eight-year-old boy died of scurvy

An eight-year-old boy from Pembrokeshire died of scurvy, a coroner says.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 5:06 am

VIDEO: 'New generation' drug research plan

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a research programme to develop a new generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 4:26 am

VIDEO: Measles outbreak blamed on parents

The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 3:44 am

Astra Zeneca drive for genetic drugs

Astra Zeneca announces a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 1:00 am

VIDEO: Care: 'You have to be cold-hearted'

Alex's Adamou's mother Andriani is 61 years old and has dementia.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 12:11 am

VIDEO: The search for an Ebola vaccine

Prof James Di Santo explains the work being carried out at the Insitut Pasteur to discover an Ebola vaccine.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 12:02 am

'No interest' in care insurance

There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 12:00 am

Ebola virus mutating, scientists say

Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.

Posted by on 28 January 2015 | 11:55 pm