(BBC) The gap between average life expectancy and that of the poorest in England is widening, a report says.
(BBC) The global economic crisis must not interfere with the delivery of vaccines to the developing world, a global health body warns.
Scientists behind WHO advice on stockpiling of flu drugs had links to firms which stood to profit, an investigation finds.
(BBC) NHS patients are to be offered personalised cancer treatment under a pilot scheme to carry out genetic tests on individuals' tumours.
(BBC) Most gay men in the Asia-Pacific region lose access to HIV/Aids help because of discriminatory laws, a report says.
(BBC) China lifts travel restrictions for foreigners with HIV and Aids, in a move welcomed by the World Health Organization.
(BBC) Maternal deaths have fallen worldwide, according to new data, but the UK remains unchanged.
A compulsory levy should be introduced to fund a universal social care system for adults in England, Labour says.
(BBC) Being happy and positive may help ward off heart disease, a study suggests.
(BBC) The "tipping point" that sets children on the way to a lifetime of obesity often occurs before the age of two, say US researchers.
(BBC) Going to bed earlier protects teenagers against depression and suicidal thoughts, research suggests.
A "molecular switch" that can prevent Huntington's disease developing is found in mice.
(BBC) Scientists say they have found a way to disarm a protein thought to play a key role in leukaemia and other cancers.
(BBC) - An international HIV/Aids expert tells the BBC that the epidemic in Russia is now out of control.
(BBC) How twins help explain a new branch of genetics
(BBC) An experimental HIV vaccine has for the first time cut infection rates, in a major trial in Thailand, researchers say.
(BBC) Two potentially key genes linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease have been uncovered by UK researchers.
(BBC) The poorest people in the UK are more than twice as likely to have diabetes and develop complications, a report says.
Human trials of a vaccine to protect against the swine flu virus, which has killed hundreds worldwide, begin in Australia.
New mothers are advised to avoid crowds to reduce swine flu risks, but suggestions of postponing pregnancy are rejected.
(BBC) Why a firm is looking for staff with autism
(BBC) A massive study of home births suggests that, in labours deemed low-risk, the risks to babies are no higher than if born in hospital.
(BBC) US study looks at air quality's impact on life expectancy
(BBC) A new "double whammy" malaria drug could work on its own and as a "booster" for existing drugs, research suggests.
(BBC) Scientists pinpoint a genetic mutation which may trigger up to 70% of cases of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.
(BBC) Doctors ready to treat all our behavioural quirks
(BBC) Scientists have discovered a single gene may control how some patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder respond to their medication.
(BBC) Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are suffering from an "ailing landscape" of health services, a new study claims.
(BBC) HIV is evolving rapidly to escape the human immune system, an international study has shown.
(BBC) Long working hours may raise the risk of mental decline and possibly dementia, research suggests.
(BBC) Abuse in early childhood permanently alters how the brain responds to stress, a Canadian study suggests.
(BBC) Lifestyle changes and screening have shifted the type of breast cancers women are diagnosed with over the past two decades, research suggests.