VIDEO: Asthma stigma in some Asian families

Asian children with asthma are five times more likely to end up with serious health problems than white children according to new research.

Posted by on 20 September 2014 | 3:09 am

Why I'll risk my life for Ebola patients

Why I'm risking my life to help people with Ebola

Posted by on 19 September 2014 | 6:05 pm

Health services finances 'worsening'

The NHS in England has run up a deficit of nearly £500m in the first few months of the financial year, official figures show.

Posted by on 19 September 2014 | 9:50 am

Cancer test 'Jolie effect' found

Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists.

Posted by on 19 September 2014 | 8:31 am

Pregnancy hormone link to poor maths

Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.

Posted by on 19 September 2014 | 5:45 am

VIDEO: Legacy of CT scanner scientist

The scientist who helped develop the CT scanner has been celebrated by the University of Nottingham 10 years after his death.

Posted by on 19 September 2014 | 4:06 am

Ebola health team killed in Guinea

Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say.

Posted by on 19 September 2014 | 3:58 am

VIDEO: Ebola warning 'a wake-up call'

US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power tells the BBC's Nick Bryant that she hopes a warning about the threat posed by Ebola by the UN Security Council, will be a wake-up call.

Posted by on 19 September 2014 | 3:35 am

VIDEO: Ambulance death woman 'let down'

The grieving family of a woman in her 70s who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, says the system let her down.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 3:23 pm

Ambulance death woman 'let down'

The grieving family of a woman who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances outside a hospital says the system let her down.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 2:29 pm

The sugar company that is fighting back

Is sugar being demonised?

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 8:15 am

'Kill yourself' doctor suspended

A doctor who told a patient threatening to kill herself to "go and jolly well do it now" is suspended for three months.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 8:13 am

NHS staff vote for strike action

NHS workers in England have voted in favour of striking over pay.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 8:08 am

Family criticise trust over death

The mother of a 21-year-old County Armagh man criticises the Southern Health trust for "failing her son" after he died weeks after a routine ear operation.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 7:03 am

Obesity the new smoking - NHS boss

Obesity is the new smoking in terms of the impact on health and the cost to the NHS, the head of the NHS in England says.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 5:46 am

Berries in cancer therapy experiment

Early research suggests wild berries could play a role in boosting chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

Posted by on 18 September 2014 | 4:53 am

Green light for new skin cancer drug

A new drug to treat skin cancer should be made available on the NHS, a health body has recommended.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 7:14 pm

British Ebola nurse travels to US

A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 7:05 pm

VIDEO: Ebola: The scale of the challenge

The fight against the deadly Ebola virus is shaping up to be one of the greatest challenges modern medicine has faced in many years. The BBC takes a look at the scale of the challenge.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 12:08 pm

VIDEO: 'I volunteered for trial Ebola vaccine'

The first healthy UK volunteer has received a candidate Ebola vaccine in Oxford on Wednesday in a safety trial carried out by the University of Oxford.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 11:16 am

Ebola trial volunteer immunised

A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus has begun in Oxford.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 11:00 am

Go-ahead for £32m mental health unit

Planning permission is granted for a £32m mental health facility in Belfast.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 8:23 am

Ebola: The hunt for a vaccine

What are the hopes for a vaccine against Ebola?

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 8:21 am

Ebola global security threat - Obama

US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 7:12 am

VIDEO: Playgrounds for senior citizens

Specially designed outdoor gyms for senior citizens in Brazil have been shown to improve their health and fitness

Posted by on 17 September 2014 | 6:07 am