Health issues and medical breakthroughs from around the world.
A Health Check special on everything you need to know about Zika
A new study finds a lie-in mitigates the increased diabetes risk after sleep deprivation
A little known but ancient disease killing more people than measles
MedShr, a medical education platform being used by doctors in refugee camps
Why have 4000 babies in Brazil been born with a brain that has not fully developed?
How unpleasant behaviour distracts medical professionals from the task at hand
Examining how the human mind and body copes in space
Why are Cubans dying of heart disease, stroke and cancer?
The Cuban health service: lessons in prevention
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