- Everyone 'must take vitamin D pills' August 3, 2015Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements to counter the lack of sunshine in England, government experts are proposing.
- Pancreatic cancer urine test hope August 3, 2015A simple urine test which could detect pancreatic cancer much earlier than at present is developed by scientists.
- Brain game for schizophrenia patients August 2, 2015A computer-based brain training game could improve the daily lives of people with schizophrenia, say University of Cambridge researchers.
- Reading 'boosts social relations' August 2, 2015A new study says reading for pleasure can help people relate to each other and increase their empathy.
- Teenagers urged to have MenW vaccine August 1, 2015Teenagers across the UK going to university and college this year are being urged to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis W.
- Ebola vaccine results 'remarkable' July 31, 2015A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection in a pioneering trial described as a "potential game-changer".
- Mental health services to get £143m July 31, 2015The government is to invest £143m improving children's mental health services in England this year, BBC News learns.
- Viagra 'added to Chinese alcohol' August 2, 2015Two distillers in China added Viagra to thousands of bottles of spirits and told customers it had "health-preserving qualities", food officials say.
- HIV flushed out by cancer drug July 30, 2015HIV can be flushed out of its hiding places in the body using a cancer drug, researchers show.
- NHS recruitment from EU 'aggressive' July 31, 2015Nursing leaders in Portugal, Spain and Italy say "aggressive strategies" are being used to "fool" a growing number of their staff into working in the NHS.