Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:36:05 GMTEthical questions around a new gene editing technology need to be considered now - even though its use may be some way off, experts say.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:49:37 GMTOne in six young people eat fast food twice a day, according to a survey of the nation's eating habits.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:57:02 GMTOne in 10 unpaid carers who called 999 or took their loved one to A&E did so because they did not know where else to go, a report by Carers UK suggests.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:58:10 GMTPick the issue you want BBC health correspondent Nick Triggle to look into.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:23:27 GMTTaking a common kind of painkiller is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, a study focusing on elderly people suggests.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:24:36 GMTYoung women are the highest risk group for mental health problems, according to new data released by NHS Digital.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:48:13 GMTNHS trusts in England paid out more than £1.4bn in medical negligence claims last year, up from £583m in 2008.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:19:33 GMTA 10th of children have a "monkey-like" immune system that stops them developing Aids, researchers say.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:23:43 GMTAn NHS ambulance trust that serves the South East of England is to be put into special measures following a damning report by inspectors.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:38:04 GMTHealth Secretary Jeremy Hunt has won a High Court fight with junior doctors in England over a new contract.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:21:40 GMTThe widow of a Falklands war veteran has won a High Court bid to keep frozen embryos that they created.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:40:13 GMTOne in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed in an emergency had "red flag" symptoms that should have been picked up earlier, says a study in the British Journal of Cancer.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:47:02 GMTNursing homes are closing at the rate of one per week in England, due mainly to a shortage of nurses, official figures suggest.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:13:22 GMTThe world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, heralding a new era in medicine, say experts.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:52:35 GMTAs many as three million "ghost" patients registered with GP practices in England should be removed from doctors' lists, latest figures suggest.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:42:12 GMTAlice Thompson, 17, is in treatment for her mental health problems, which include anxiety and self-harm.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:07:36 GMTThe results of the world's largest ever survey on rest show that two-thirds of us would like more of it.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:59:04 GMTBristol, a soft toy of the poo emoji, is travelling the world to raise awareness of colorectal cancer.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:49:56 GMTA scientist has developed a new type of alcohol which he claims will not damage the liver or leave you with a hangover.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:32:33 GMTMedical correspondent Fergus Walsh demonstrates what can happen if a button battery gets lodged in a child's throat, after a warning from surgeons over the dangers.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:08:54 GMTSmokers say stress keeps them in the habit, as smoking rates in England hit a record low
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:54:01 GMTThe black women using art to talk about mental health.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:18:14 GMTTraining exercise shows how emergency services cope with obese people who get stuck in their homes.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:33:05 GMTAdolescents with spots tend to stay looking youthful for longer, new research suggests.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:36:07 GMTVenom collected from two species of Irish spiders has potential medicinal properties, say university researchers.
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:51:53 GMTWorking out how much exercise it would take to burn off calories from food would be easier if labelling was changed, says Shirley Cramer of the Royal Society of Public Health.
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, 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, 13 Dec 2015 00:18:23 GMTCompulsory annual medical check-ups are yielding impressive results in Cuba.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:21:00 GMTCampaigners are concerned that a highly accurate test that can identify babies with Down's syndrome during pregnancy will lead to more terminations.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:37:28 GMTThe results of the world’s largest survey on rest suggest that to feel truly rested, we need to get away from other people.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:54 GMTGP Mark Spencer explains why he is overseeing an ambitious year-long project in Fleetwood, Lancashire, aimed at improving the health of people in his town.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:31:35 GMTA family whose daughter spent four years in a vegetative state say it should be easier to withdraw nutrition from such patients.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:57:03 GMTFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife want to tackle all diseases by the end if the century. Just how feasible is this aim?
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:21:34 GMTCancelled operations due to emergency pressures in hospitals are becoming "the norm" not the exception in Wales, surgeons warn.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:59:53 GMTAs we live longer, many of us will need support in our old age but what are the costs involved?
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:40:58 GMTA sharp rise in waits for care services is piling the pressure on the NHS in England, hospital bosses are warning.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:16:55 GMTMore than one million people in the UK rely on traditional forms of care - care homes, home help and nursing care - but there are plenty of other options.