Health issues and medical breakthroughs from around the world.
The transfer of drug-resistant infections between pets and owners
The public health specialist and staunch campaigner for the eradication of FGM
How it can lead to an acquired condition of vulnerability and further hospital admissions
Launch of the rest test, a global investigation into the world's resting habits
A new insight into how we naturally increase our resilience to pain
One of the most famous and controversial psychologists of the 20th century.
Are we ready for the next outbreak of Ebola?
Discoveries which saved lives and sight of millions in Africa win Medicine Nobel Prize.
In some countries, surgery for cancer is almost non-existent
The new approaches to praise, learning and encouragement to help children achieve more
Around 700 million cases of malaria prevented in Africa in the last 15 years
Claudia Hammond tries out an electrical treatment for motion sickness
Does eating while walking make you add weight?
A new study finds age-specific dementia prevalence is falling in parts of Western Europe.
The new study that finds people who regularly eat spicy food have a lower risk of death.
Social media may be a faster and better weapon against food poisoning.
The new Ebola vaccine, the less than perfect malaria vaccine and Nigeria is polio-free.
Claudia Hammond on digital devices and whether they are bad for young people’s health.
Why lessons learned from aviation psychology are starting to save lives in hospitals
Medics recruited to work in areas controlled by so-called Islamic State
A new report reveals widespread mistreatment of women during labour.
The arthritis drug that has successfully restored pigment to a vitiligo sufferer
Eating too much junk food in combination with nutrient-poor diets
Extracts of the Mexican poppy found in Mali can treat malaria
After Ebola are we prepared for future epidemics?
How Aids has changed the way we live and the way science has shaped our understanding.
The Truth About Aids homepage
Two-thirds of the global population do not have access to safe surgery study shows
Malaria resistant to artemisinin drug is found in Kenya