What does NHS compensation pay for?

The Hord family were given an £8m settlement after an NHS mistake. But what does it pay for?

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 6:13 pm

UK sends medics to halt Rohingya diphtheria outbreak

There have been 4,000 suspected cases of diphtheria in the overcrowded refugee camps and at least 31 deaths.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 9:52 am

Coca-Cola to cut bottle size but increase price in face of sugar tax

Bottles of the famous fizzy drink will be smaller and more expensive from March onwards.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 8:47 am

What 'Beads of Courage' mean to young cancer patients

Children undergoing cancer treatment receive beads to document their journey and one mum wants to expand the scheme.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 5:22 am

London's January air quality 'best in 10 years'

The capital has breached air pollution limits by 6 January every year since 2008.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | 4:57 am

Weston's tribute to 'remarkable' Falklands surgeon

The Falkands veteran says Surgeon Captain Rick Jolly saved his life and transformed field medicine.

Posted on: 14 January 2018 | 8:23 pm

'Being a teenage mother is so lonely'

New guidelines aim to cut UK teenage pregnancy rates which remain among the highest in Europe.

Posted on: 14 January 2018 | 6:56 pm

'Floating on air' after surgeons remove 19kg tumour

Watch surgeons as they remove a 19.5kg tumour from a woman's body.

Posted on: 14 January 2018 | 6:44 pm

Sri Lanka's president rejects move to allow women to buy alcohol

The president overrules a government decision to let women buy alcohol for the first time in decades.

Posted on: 14 January 2018 | 9:30 am

French salmonella baby milk scandal 'affects 83 countries'

The boss of French firm Lactalis says up to 12 million boxes of formula are now subject to a recall.

Posted on: 14 January 2018 | 2:55 am

Living with Alzheimer's at the age of 30

"I'm not going to get better, I'm just going to get worse," says Daniel Bradbury.

Posted on: 13 January 2018 | 8:27 am

Breast cancer survival 'unaffected by faulty gene'

Young breast cancer patients with faulty BRCA genes have the same survival chances as those without, a study has found.

Posted on: 12 January 2018 | 6:26 am

Personality issue

Professionals are asking for earlier and better treatment for this poorly understood condition.

Posted on: 12 January 2018 | 6:07 am

Cycling does not harm men's sexual health, study says

The sexual and urinary health of cyclists is comparable with runners and swimmers, a study suggests.

Posted on: 11 January 2018 | 9:51 pm

Magician Dynamo surprises Hampshire youth club

The world famous magician performs tricks at a youth club and offers its members some advice.

Posted on: 11 January 2018 | 7:21 pm

The 3,000-mile trip for mental health

Jake Tyler began his epic expedition after suffering a "breakdown" in April 2016.

Posted on: 11 January 2018 | 6:00 pm

Patients 'dying in hospital corridors'

Doctors write to the PM warning care is being compromised by 'intolerable' conditions this winter.

Posted on: 11 January 2018 | 9:53 am

CES 2018: Willow and Freemie breast pumps offer mums freedom

The battery-powered devices are designed to be worn more discreetly than traditional pumps.

Posted on: 10 January 2018 | 9:25 pm

Driving away depression

Like Minds: The little yellow car that's tackling depression.

Posted on: 10 January 2018 | 7:17 pm

Pharma giant Pfizer pulls out of research into Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's charities call the news a "heavy blow" to those living with dementia.

Posted on: 10 January 2018 | 6:00 am

Most people who try one cigarette become daily smokers, study says

The study's authors say the research shows the "remarkable hold" cigarettes can establish after one experience.

Posted on: 9 January 2018 | 9:04 pm

Hearing hints

The signs you have a problem - and what you can do about it.

Posted on: 9 January 2018 | 7:41 pm

They wouldn’t let sister die

A car crash left Polly Kitzinger with devastating brain injuries. Her family was unable to persuade doctors to let her die.

Posted on: 9 January 2018 | 7:40 pm

Once-a-week pill for HIV shows promise in animals

Trials could begin in humans after successful tests of a slow-release oral tablet in pigs, claim US researchers.

Posted on: 9 January 2018 | 11:31 am

Singing 'speeds up' recovery from post-natal depression

Mothers in group singing sessions with babies have faster improvement in symptoms, a study suggests.

Posted on: 8 January 2018 | 7:04 pm