NHS: The front-line nurses keeping patients out of hospital

District nurses help keep patients out of hospital, but in England numbers have halved since 2010.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 4:53 pm

Young people 'experimenting more in bed'

Study reveals increasing diversity in young people's heterosexual practices.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 6:53 am

Breast cancer tumours 'larger' in overweight women

Women with a higher body mass index might need more frequent mammograms, researchers suggest.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 5:03 am

'Stillbirth was hardest day of my life'

Women are now being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 4:39 am

'Hot, old and hyperactive': The menopause in 60 seconds

In 60 seconds three women sum up what is a normal phase for all women.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 1:20 am

Some cancer patients have PTSD years after diagnosis, study finds

A fifth of cancer patients experience post-traumatic stress disorder.

Posted on: 19 November 2017 | 11:25 pm

Why do so many US women die giving birth?

While progress has been made to curb death rates in other countries, the US has seen an increase.

Posted on: 19 November 2017 | 6:25 pm

Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth

The risk of stillbirth is doubled if women go to sleep on their backs in the last trimester, a study finds.

Posted on: 19 November 2017 | 6:03 pm

Thousands run in Delhi 'smogathon'

Air pollution levels were eight times the safe level and doctors wanted the half marathon postponed.

Posted on: 19 November 2017 | 10:20 am

Why Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month

Andy Cole climbed Ben Nevis every day for a month to help tackle his depression.

Posted on: 19 November 2017 | 9:06 am

‘It's a challenge to meet people’

A former US surgeon general warns there is a growing "epidemic" of loneliness threatening our health.

Posted on: 17 November 2017 | 5:30 pm

Are grandparents spoiling kids?

A study says grandparents tend to give high-sugar snacks as treats - so we tracked some down.

Posted on: 17 November 2017 | 3:08 pm

Dog ownership lowers early death risk, study finds

Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.

Posted on: 17 November 2017 | 4:02 am

First gene-editing in human body attempt

Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.

Posted on: 16 November 2017 | 3:40 am

Depression link between fathers and teenage children, says study

Men who don't seek help for depression could have an impact on their children, a study suggests.

Posted on: 15 November 2017 | 6:46 pm

My gift

Why would anyone donate their eggs to help a stranger have a child? A donor gives her reasons.

Posted on: 15 November 2017 | 7:10 am

Giving birth on due date 'less risky' for older mums

Stillbirth risk is higher if older pregnant women are left to go over their due date, a study suggests.

Posted on: 14 November 2017 | 6:34 pm

Indulgent grandparents 'bad for children's health'

Regular "treating" and over-feeding is a common issue, according to a review of parents' opinions.

Posted on: 14 November 2017 | 6:10 pm

FDA approves 'trackable' pill

The schizophrenia tablets have an embedded sensor that tells doctors whether the patient has taken them.

Posted on: 14 November 2017 | 4:10 am

Emotional toll of diabetes 'needs more recognition'

Living with diabetes can lead to significant emotional problems, a survey finds.

Posted on: 13 November 2017 | 7:00 pm

Liver test to aid paracetamol overdose treatment

Researchers say the test will help doctors identify which patients arriving in hospital need more intensive treatment.

Posted on: 13 November 2017 | 6:52 pm

Confined inside

"Postnatal confinement" is said to be widespread among the UK's Chinese community.

Posted on: 12 November 2017 | 7:00 pm

Sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, study finds

Sudden cardiac arrest is linked to sexual activity far more often in men than women, a study finds.

Posted on: 12 November 2017 | 6:54 pm

War wounds

Meeting the patients of a MSF-run hospital in Jordan.

Posted on: 6 November 2017 | 6:27 pm

Disease of fear

The African country has been battling the worst outbreak in recent times.

Posted on: 2 November 2017 | 7:47 pm