Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:20:46 GMTMilk from Tasmanian devils could offer up a useful weapon against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to Australian researchers.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:02:17 GMTJapanese scientists say they have created healthy baby mice from eggs they made entirely in the lab using a sample of mouse skin cells.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:34:20 GMTAn autistic boy who can't be touched or hugged by anyone has connected with someone for the first time - his new service dog.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:44:14 GMTTen-month-old Joshua is one of hundreds of children admitted to hospital each year after being burned by hair straighteners.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 04:06:55 GMTWomen aged 25 to 35 are the most likely group in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland to access medication online to end a pregnancy, a study suggests.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 01:38:48 GMTA "race" to make babies from three people is a major worry, duping couples and a dangerous experiment on mums and babies, warn scientists and ethicists.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 09:06:33 GMTAn undercover investigation by 5 live Investigates has found an unlicensed blood product being sold illegally in the UK to treat cancer.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:18:40 GMTScientists in India will extract DNA from more than 30 skeletons found by trekkers in Uttarakhand state as part of efforts to identify victims of the 2013 floods.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 23:15:09 GMTA new register of breast implant surgery patients in England has been set up to improve the safety of their care.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 01:28:19 GMTPeople who experience frequent drops in blood pressure or dizziness when suddenly standing up are at increased risk of dementia, scientists say.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:15:04 GMTIBM's AI system Watson is to work alongside doctors in Germany, who are trying to solve some of the country's most complex medical cases.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:16:59 GMTThe World Health Organisation throws its weight behind national governments who tax soft drinks because of their sugar content, saying a 20% price increase lowers consumption.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:34:30 GMTProducts that contain a cannabis-based ingredient called cannabidiol or CBD are medicines, UK regulatory body the MHRA says.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:05:11 GMTInfections of the Zika virus are "highly likely" to keep spreading in Asia and the Pacific, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:17:30 GMTLina Alvarez has given birth at the age of 62. She spoke to waiting reporters outside the hospital in Lugo, Spain.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 08:54:32 GMTPIP Action Campaigner Jan Spivey welcomes a register for patients with implants, but wants it extended.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:53:03 GMTPeople with HIV are being diagnosed late because hospitals and GP practices in England and Scotland are ignoring guidelines and failing to carry out HIV checks.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 23:23:56 GMTThe Care Quality Commission annual report says emergency care is one of the poorest performing parts of the health system.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 03:47:42 GMTNew research from scientists at UCL suggests fussy eating is down to genetic influences rather than the result of poor parenting.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:59:45 GMTNurse Kirsty Cass looks at how transgender-friendly the health service is.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:18:51 GMTA woman with schizophrenia says she is "very worried" over plans to close her local acute psychiatric unit.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:38:46 GMTA new cancer drug has been described as a potential "game changer", after promising results in the treatment of head and neck cancers.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:33:27 GMTWith a chronic shortage of GPs in Northern Ireland's rural areas, the HSC is under pressure to attract doctors to the country.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:37:46 GMTA 15cmx10cm hairball has been removed from a woman with 'Rapunzel syndrome'.
Sun, 10 Jan 2016 00:50:49 GMTA major medical emergency has never occurred on the International Space Station - but what would happen if it did?
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 01:45:44 GMTRats, dogs and cows are just some of the animals that are advancing the diagnosis and treatment of disease in humans.
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 01:40:38 GMTFor centuries diseases have been named after people and places - but do these names honour or offend?
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:15:19 GMTWhen Brryan Jackson's father injected his infant son with HIV-infected blood, he hoped he'd never see him grow up. More than two decades later, he's full of life and hope for the future.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:03:00 GMTHurricane-struck Haiti now faces a new humanitarian disaster - cholera. So what can be done to ward off a deadly epidemic?
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:42:25 GMTMillions of children across Africa suffer from malnutrition - one way to tackle this is a special type of sweet potato that can deliver an extra vitamin hit which is being developed in Uganda, writes the BBC's Nancy Kacungira.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 23:26:31 GMTAfter two years of war in Yemen, thousands are dying from preventable diseases as the health system falls apart.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:19:23 GMTEdger Mulili, 18, says he owes his life to a $5 a month government health insurance scheme, which millions of Kenyans are being encouraged to join, writes Anne Soy.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 23:14:28 GMTThe BBC's Julian Keane visits a children's hospital in Caracas, where the sorry state of Venezuela's health system is in evidence.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:44:46 GMTA study linking the contraceptive pill with depression is met with relief, frustration and debate.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:16:51 GMTNick Triggle answers a reader's question on why the NHS continues to fund homeopathy in the UK.
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:49:12 GMTWhat we still don't know about the Zika virus and microcephaly.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:43:34 GMTAn alarming and disturbing infection linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains is spreading.
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 01:52:15 GMTThe threat of the Zika virus has now become international, but the alarm was raised in Brazil last year when a growing number of cases of microcephaly began to emerge.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 13:18:09 GMTWhy the mosquito that spreads the Zika virus is flourishing in the urban environment.