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VIDEO: Does driving make you worse at work?

2 hours 36 min ago
Cycling or walking to work instead of driving makes you happier, according to new research.

VIDEO: Mers: Camel traders unalarmed by virus

5 hours 13 min ago
Tulip Mazumdar visits a camel market in Saudi Arabia to see how people feel about Middle East Respiratory Virus being linked to the animals.

AUDIO: Discovery sheds light on chromosomes

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:37
A discovery about how egg and sperm cells are formed has shed new light on how genes are passed to the next generation.

VIDEO: Ebola survivor returning to Africa

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 23:10
British Ebola survivor William Pooley tells BBC Newsnight why he is returning to Africa to fight the spread of the disease just weeks after he was discharged from hospital.

VIDEO: Campaigns in debate clash over NHS

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 22:30
Supporters and opponents of independence argued over the best way to protect the NHS during the BBC's Big, Big Debate in Glasgow.

AUDIO: Can you die from a broken heart?

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 20:07
Losing a loved one can have a detrimental affect on the health of the elderly, according to a study.

VIDEO: Dementia patients 'face care tax'

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:36
A study suggests that people with dementia, and their families, face care costs that are equivalent to more than £20,000 a year.

AUDIO: 'I woke up during surgery'

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 15:50
Research suggest one in 19,000 undergoing an operation under general anaesthetic wake up during surgery, based on the biggest study into the subject.

VIDEO: What is the best way to brush teeth?

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 14:58
Advice on the best way to brush teeth for adults and children is confusing and inconsistent, according to researchers from University College London.

AUDIO: 'Issue of money' for dementia care

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:37
The Alzheimer's Society found that only a third of the £32,242 a year spent on care per patent came from NHS or council funds.

VIDEO: 'Society must recognise mental ill health'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:17
Society has not recognised the prevalence of mental ill health, says Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies.

VIDEO: 'Make mental health bigger priority'

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:26
Mental health needs to be more of a priority, with targets for waiting times and more protection for funding, says England's chief medical officer.

VIDEO: UK's youngest bone marrow donor

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:04
A student will become the youngest person in the UK to donate his bone marrow to a stranger when he has an operation this week.

VIDEO: Ashya's father thanks British public

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 23:29
Brain tumour patient Ashya King is in the Czech Republic for proton beam treatment and his father has thanked the public for their support.

VIDEO: NHS focus of 'Yes' and 'No' campaigns

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 22:26
The future of the NHS in Scotland has been a major issue in the Scottish Independence Referendum campaigns.

VIDEO: Girl who had proton beam therapy

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:34
Cherie and Graham Gillon's daughter, Lilly, received proton beam therapy in 2011. They tell BBC Breakfast what it was like for their daughter to undergo the treatment.

VIDEO: The machine that could help Ashya

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 05:08
Five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King is being prepared to leave hospital in Spain for proton treatment in the Czech Republic.

VIDEO: Parents 'emotional' as deaf baby hears

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 18:53
The Australian parents of a deaf baby boy have described the "overwhelming" moment their son heard their voices for the first time.

VIDEO: March for NHS heads to Westminster

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 18:32
The 999 call for the NHS, by the so-called Darlo Mums, is following the route of the 1936 Jarrow Crusade.

VIDEO: Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 17:57
Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst hit by West Africa's Ebola outbreak - has announced a four-day lockdown to try to tackle the disease.