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VIDEO: Success in malaria vaccine trials

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:20
Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could help protect millions of children against malaria.

VIDEO: Misdiagnosis cost family £100,000

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:47
A research project is being launched today as scientists try to find out more about ticks.

VIDEO: Wheels designed for cat physiotherapy

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 02:31
How an exercise machine for unhealthy cats helps mentally ill people back into the workplace.

VIDEO: Guidelines on wholegrain consumption

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 08:06
Scientists from Newcastle University are urging the government to introduce guidelines on daily consumption of wholegrain foods.

VIDEO: Parkinson's mistaken for drunkenness

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 07:15
According to a new study, a quarter of people with Parkinson's say they have had their symptoms mistaken for drunkenness. Jayne McCubbin reports.

VIDEO: Fighting dengue fever in Sao Paulo

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 00:26
The Brazilian authorities in Sao Paulo are fighting a large outbreak of dengue fever that has killed 130 people.

VIDEO: Ebola 'devastating' Sierra Leone

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 19:05
Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma told the BBC's Katty Kay that Ebola had a "devastating effect on the economy".

VIDEO: 'My father left and took his own life'

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 08:38
Suicide claims thousands of lives every year - but figures show that men are around four times more likely to kill themselves than women.

VIDEO: High air pollution hits parts of UK

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 17:46
Parts of the UK could reach the highest level of air pollution on Friday, prompting health warnings.

VIDEO: Being overweight 'cuts dementia risk'

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 15:20
Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation into the relationship.

VIDEO: Drama therapy in Rio

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:51
Doctor and director Vitor Pordeus believes his unique drama therapy can cure his patients mental health problems.

VIDEO: Creating food from plant proteins

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:36
The biotech start-ups looking at ways to change the way we make food.

VIDEO: 'Greater heart risk' for shorter people

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 10:24
A study has found that the shorter you are, the greater your risk of heart problems.

VIDEO: GP: 'Care system is in crisis'

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 09:04
GP Zoe Norris speaks to BBC Breakfast about a BMA survey which suggests that longer appointments and better funding are needed to improve services.

VIDEO: Doctors call for longer appointments

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 08:35
Longer appointments and better funding are needed to improve services, a survey of GPs suggests.

VIDEO: 'All day is empty, what am I going to do?'

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 08:14
Widow Margaret Perry explains how lonely she became after her husband died, and how she managed to tackle it.

VIDEO: 'Overhaul needed' for end-of-life care

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 06:26
The UK's care system for dying patients with terminal illnesses needs a major overhaul, says a new report.

VIDEO: NHS: Labour and Tory key policies

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 13:00
The BBC's Christian Fraser reports on the main parties' policies on the NHS - and the degree of trust shown by the public in politicians, when it comes to health provision.

VIDEO: Health surcharge for non-EU patients

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 06:52
From 6 April, all nationals from outside of Europe coming to live in the UK for longer than six months will be required to pay a surcharge.

VIDEO: Skin cancer spike 'from 60s holidays'

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 06:10
A boom in cheap package holidays in the 1960s is partly behind the "worrying rise" in skin cancers in pensioners, Cancer Research UK suggests.