Resuscitation orders 'kept from families'

Thousands of people are having "do not resuscitate" orders imposed on them without their families' consent, an audit of dying patients finds.

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 10:51 pm

New prostate cancer drugs 'promising'

A new type of cancer drug could benefit men with aggressive prostate cancer which is no longer responding to treatment, say researchers.

Posted by on 1 May 2016 | 6:12 pm

Worsening depression 'link to dementia'

Increasing symptoms of depression in older age could indicate early signs of dementia, say scientists.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 7:22 pm

Scandal-hit trust probed for breaches

A hospital trust that ran a unit where a man drowned in the bath is to be investigated for safety breaches.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 12:12 pm

Newborn babies tested for alcohol

Newborn babies are being tested for alcohol after researchers raised concerns about pregnant women drinking regularly.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 6:38 am

Lizards share sleep patterns with humans

Scientists say sleep patterns previously thought exclusive to mammals and birds are also found in lizards.

Posted by on 29 April 2016 | 2:55 am

'Secret of youth' in ginger gene

Scientists say they have made a leap in knowing why some people retain their youthful looks while others age badly.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 7:16 pm

Gene therapy reverses sight loss

A genetic therapy improves the vision of some patients who would otherwise have gone blind.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 5:25 pm

VIDEO: Southern Health chairman resigns

The chairman of one of England's biggest mental health trusts has resigned ahead of a critical report to be published on Friday.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 1:11 pm

Care children denied mental health help

Children in care have more mental health problems but too often miss out on treatment, say MPs.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 6:34 am

VIDEO: E-cigs 'have health benefits' says doctor

Smokers should be encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit, says Dr Nick Hopkinson of the Royal College of Physicians.

Posted by on 28 April 2016 | 3:31 am

Give e-cigs to smokers, say doctors

Smokers should be offered and encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit, says a leading medical body.

Posted by on 27 April 2016 | 9:00 pm

Both sides ready to fight on in NHS row

Ministers and doctors have both vowed to fight on as the first all-out doctor strikes in the history of the NHS ended in England without any major problems.

Posted by on 27 April 2016 | 11:01 am

More clean air zones needed, say MPs

"Clean air zones" targeting drivers of high-polluting vehicles should be extended to more cities in England, MPs say.

Posted by on 27 April 2016 | 3:54 am

Spider bites Australian man on penis

An Australian man took himself to hospital after a venomous redback spider bit him on the penis in a portable toilet.

Posted by on 27 April 2016 | 3:11 am

Obesity 'explosion' in Chinese youth

Levels of obesity in China's rural youth have rapidly increased, a study warns, because of socioeconomic changes.

Posted by on 26 April 2016 | 11:09 pm

VIDEO: Doctors' strike 'disproportionate'

The withdrawal of emergency care as part of the strike by junior doctors was "disproportionate", according to the health secretary.

Posted by on 26 April 2016 | 5:41 pm

Flu jabs 'more effective in morning'

Morning flu jabs provoke a stronger immune response than those given in the afternoon, a trial shows.

Posted by on 25 April 2016 | 6:45 pm

VIDEO: Pressure on Hunt to halt doctors' strike

A group of MPs has called on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to pilot the use of a new NHS contract in a bid to end the ongoing row with junior doctors.

Posted by on 24 April 2016 | 3:06 am

'This is what it's like to pee after female genital mutilation'

'This is what it's like to pee after female genital mutilation'

Posted by on 23 April 2016 | 6:24 pm

Why is there so much sugar in some savoury foods?

Why is there so much sugar in 'savoury' food?

Posted by on 21 April 2016 | 11:32 pm

'Why I kept quiet about my cancer battle'

Why I kept quiet about my cancer, just like Victoria

Posted by on 21 April 2016 | 11:18 pm

The blind London Marathon runners

What's it like to run the London Marathon with no sight?

Posted by on 21 April 2016 | 10:24 pm

How Frozen helped a little girl with albinism

How the Disney film helped a family deal with their daughter's albinism.

Posted by on 20 April 2016 | 2:11 am

VIDEO: How a new vaccine could eradicate polio

More than 150 countries are switching to a different vaccine to target polio.

Posted by on 18 April 2016 | 1:10 pm