- Alcohol 'should have calorie labels' October 31, 2014Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.
- Genes 'play role in Ebola survival' October 31, 2014Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive or die from the Ebola virus, say US scientists.
- Why scratching 'intensifies itching' October 30, 2014Scratching an itch releases serotonin, which paradoxically makes you more itchy, research suggests.
- New strike by NHS staff announced October 30, 2014NHS workers, including nurses and midwives, are to stage a new four-hour strike in England on 24 November as part of an ongoing pay dispute.
- UK national sperm bank starts work October 30, 2014A UK national sperm bank - charged with reversing a growing shortage of sperm - starts work in Birmingham.
- Cancer survival rates 'improving' October 30, 2014Most people diagnosed with cancer in recent years are surviving for longer, according to the latest statistics.
- Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure' October 30, 2014Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.
- Study points to new autism risks October 30, 2014A massive international study has started to unpick the "fine details" of why some people develop autism, say researchers.
- Dementia tops female causes of death October 29, 2014Dementia is the leading cause of death for women in England and Wales, official figures show.
- NHS trusts counting on bailouts October 30, 2014NHS hospital trusts are continuing to draw heavily on government bailouts to plug funding shortfalls - but the cash may not last, the BBC has found.