Campaigners in court over NHS policy

The group - backed by Prof Stephen Hawking before his death - is challenging creation of new health management bodies.

Blitz on sweet treats sees slow start

The sugar hit in puddings, biscuits and chocolate remains high despite a crackdown.

Doctors explain Michael Jackson's impossible dance move

Spine experts reveal the improbable dynamics of the "Smooth Criminal" lean.

GPs call for more help to tackle 'epidemic of loneliness'

Doctors in Northern Ireland say loneliness has become a "public health epidemic".

Toddlers to help dementia patients in Conwy restore memories

Toddlers spend time with dementia patients in Colwyn Bay to test the potential for restoring memory.

Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer

Early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia, says a UK scientist.

Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations begin in DR Congo

Some 4,000 vaccines are being used to try to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 26 people.

Lini Puthussery: India's 'hero' nurse who died battling Nipah virus

Lini Puthussery is among 10 people who died in the viral outbreak in India's southern Kerala state.

BBC presenter Rachael Bland reveals 'incurable' cancer

Cancer blogger Rachael Bland says she is now a 'lab rat', as her hopes rest on clinical trials.

Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly

A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be a killer of humans.