Asthma inhalers 'not used properly'

Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor

One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 11:51 am

EU approves first stem cell therapy

A stem cell therapy has been approved for widespread medical use in the EU for the first time.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 7:48 am

Stem cell scandal scientist resigns

A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 6:27 am

A&E has 'worst week' in England

Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 5:32 am

NHS staff to strike in new year

There will be a fresh wave of strikes across the NHS in England in new year, it has been announced.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 5:31 am

VIDEO: Robotic suit helps patients to walk

Nikki Fox, the BBC's disability correspondent, has walked without help for the first time in 10 years, thanks to motorised robotic equipment.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 4:28 am

VIDEO: Disability work scheme 'lacks cash'

Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, MPs have said.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 3:56 am

VIDEO: Is this the future of bionics?

How motion capture technology is being used to create better prosthetics

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 3:24 am

VIDEO: Girl hears Christmas for first time

It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 1:29 am

Painkillers 'cut skin cancer risk'

Regularly taking painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen may help protect against some forms of skin cancer, research suggests.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 7:57 pm

Brain's 'internal compass' found

The precise part of the brain that gives people a sense of direction has been pinpointed by scientists.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 7:46 pm

'Support vulnerable doctors' call

Up to 28 doctors took their own lives between 2005 and 2013 while being investigated by the General Medical Council, an independent review of cases has found.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 7:43 pm

VIDEO: A night on the SOS bus

The bus that deals with drunk people on the worst days of the year

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

Booze calculator: What's your drinking nationality?

Find the country that matches your drinking habits

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 10:03 am

Obesity 'could be a disability' - EU

Obesity can constitute a disability if the health effects have an impact on people's working lives, the European Court of Justice rules.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 7:26 am

VIDEO: Hunt: NHS getting record funds

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt defends the government's plans to cope with winter pressures on emergency healthcare.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 6:22 am

VIDEO: Tory MP: How to save the NHS 5%

Traditional medicines could be used instead of drugs to save money, says Conservative MP David Tredinnick MP.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 6:17 am

Autism link to air pollution raised

A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 3:26 am

Drug allergy: Culprit protein found

Scientists uncover a single protein that could be responsible for drug allergies, on the surface of cells.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 3:25 am

VIDEO: Visiting the doctor via the internet

A state-of-the-art clinic in Denmark is set to make dramatic changes to the relationship between doctor and patient.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 12:24 am

VIDEO: Smoking in cars 'harmful for children'

A scientist who has studied the effects smoking in cars has on children, says it is almost as harmful as smoking indoors, because of the enclosed space.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 5:44 pm

Car smoke ban 'to start in October'

Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government.

Posted by on 17 December 2014 | 8:22 am

Superbug found in Rio Olympic waters

Researchers in Brazil discover "super-bacteria" in the sea waters where sailing and windsurfing events will be held during the 2016 Olympics.

Posted by on 15 December 2014 | 8:21 pm

Me, my friend Pru, and our memories

Joan Bakewell on her friend Prunella Scales' dementia fight

Posted by on 15 December 2014 | 5:08 pm