BBC News - Health
Updated: 3 hours 52 min ago
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers a dilemma over possible malaria prevention.
Growing pressures are leading UK hospitals to increasingly rely on premium overtime pay to get consultants to do extra work, with one paid £375,000 last year, the BBC finds.
The prospect of using cloning to treat humans has been boosted by new evidence suggests that it can be used safely in animals.
Japanese scientists say watching TV for hours can raise the risk of you dying from a blood clot.
Mark Williams, chief executive of the British egg industry council, tells Radio 4's Today programme they are "absolutely delighted"
A toddler with a "one in almost nine million" blood disorder finds a matching stem cell donor after a two-year search.
When it comes to height, Dutch men and Latvian women tower over all other nationalities, a new study reveals.
The areas of the brain involved in complex thought are the ones that change the most during the teenage years, research shows.
Pregnant women should no longer be told not to eat raw or lightly cooked eggs, a food safety committee recommends.
A woman with the Zika virus gives birth in Spain to a baby with microcephaly, said to be the first such birth registered in Europe.
Sophie Proud starts her placement as a student nurse at the ward which saved her life when she was born prematurely.
Only 20% of patients who see a GP with suspected inflammatory arthritis are referred to a specialist within three days, the target set by NICE, an audit suggests.
Recent studies suggest that condom use is on the decline in South Africa - so how do women there get their partners to use condoms?
The loss of European funding for medical research could cost the lives of some vulnerable children, Great Ormond Street Hospital says.
NHS bosses in England are accused by MPs of not being tough enough in tackling delays in discharging medically fit patients from hospital.
The UK's first double hand transplant operation has taken place at Leeds General Infirmary and the patient says his new hands look "tremendous".
More than 50 hospitals in England have been given the green light to miss key waiting time targets this year to help ease their financial problems.
A brain map built up from scans of more than 400 individuals has carved the "cortex" into 180 different compartments, including 97 new ones.
Should everyone be taking vitamin D supplements, as nutrition experts now recommend?
The first ever figures on female genital mutilation show 5,702 new cases in England.