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VIDEO: Trials could lead to first Ebola vaccine

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 21:38
Initial results from an Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea are "exciting" and "promising", according to the World Health Organization.

VIDEO: Buggy boot camp helps mums stay active

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:37
A pilot project for women in Bury is tackling participation in sport, which is now lower across the UK than before the London Olympics.

VIDEO: Maud, 90, on how life can be lonely

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 07:31
Maud, 90, speaks to the BBC about her feelings of isolation.

VIDEO: Boy, 8, has double hand transplant

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 06:42
An eight-year-old boy in America becomes the youngest recipient of a double hand transplant.

VIDEO: The 95-year-old driving instructor

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:40
Laura Thomas has been working as a driving instructor since 1938 and it is thought she is the United Kingdom's oldest.

VIDEO: Laughing gas 'not just a bit of fun'

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 08:12
Leesa Davies, whose son died after inhaling nitrous oxide - or laughing gas - speaks to the BBC.

VIDEO: Body mass index 'encourages anorexia'

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:58
People with eating disorders feel they are being forced to lose weight so their body mass index is low enough to qualify for treatment, the UK's biggest eating disorder charity says.

VIDEO: The dangerous health legacy of war

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 23:06
Childhood vaccinations missed due to the conflict in Bosnia has now led to a huge rise in the numbers of measles cases.

VIDEO: Malaria vaccine 'not a magic bullet'

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 19:03
The first ever vaccine for malaria has been approved by the European Medicines Agency, meaning it could be close to being introduced for use in Africa.

VIDEO: Bone drug may help breast cancer

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:53
A drug commonly used to strengthen bones could help prevent deaths from breast cancer, according to a new study.

VIDEO: How and why a mosquito bites you

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 07:28
Malarial mosquitoes are posing a new threat - they have started biting during the day in some parts of Africa

VIDEO: First IVF birth: 'I feel really special'

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:59
Louise Brown says that being the first person born of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) makes her feel "really special".

VIDEO: Counselling can 'open wounds'

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 10:48
Jake Mills, a comedian who attempted to take his own life after suffering with mental health problems, says he "started dreading counselling".

VIDEO: 'Comedy should tackle mental health'

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 23:21
Comedians should tackle issues such as depression as there is no subject that is beyond being joked about, Richard Herring tells Victoria Derbyshire.

VIDEO: Would you take health advice from a barber?

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:35
The Royal Society for Public Health is calling on workers from a range of sectors to spread public health messages which could keep people out of GP surgeries and hospitals.

VIDEO: Wheelchair services in England 'chaotic'

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 13:34
One of Britain's most successful Paralympians has described wheelchair services for many disabled people in England as being in "chaos".

VIDEO: ‘I heard voices telling me to kill myself’

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:39
Postnatal psychosis is a serious mental illness that usually starts in the days or weeks after birth.

VIDEO: 'Why we donated our baby's organs'

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 09:26
Ami and Liam Duggleby speak to BBC Breakfast about the decision to donate their daughter's organs when she passed away.

VIDEO: How much sugar is there in drinks?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 09:46
A look at how much sugar there is in sweetened drinks after a committee of scientific experts called on the government to halve the recommended daily intake of sugar.

VIDEO: Family 'devastated' at right-to-die ruling

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:29
The European Court of Human rights has rejected a case brought by Paul Lamb and the widow of Tony Nicklinson, over right-to-die. Lauren Nicklinson spoke to the BBC about the case.