Widow wins High Court frozen embryo case

The widow of a Falklands war veteran has won a High Court bid to keep frozen embryos that they created.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 11:21 am

Nursing homes 'closing each week'

Nursing homes are closing at the rate of one per week in England, due mainly to a shortage of nurses, official figures suggest.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 10:47 am

Alarm symptoms missed in bowel cancer emergency patients

One in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed in an emergency had "red flag" symptoms that should have been picked up earlier, says a study in the British Journal of Cancer.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 10:40 am

Junior doctors lose High Court case

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has won a High Court fight with junior doctors in England over a new contract.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 9:38 am

Teens with spots tend to stay looking younger for longer, new research suggests

Adolescents with spots tend to stay looking youthful for longer, new research suggests.

Posted on: 28 September 2016 | 1:33 am

First 'three person baby' born using new method

The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, heralding a new era in medicine, say experts.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 12:13 pm

Hunt for three million 'ghost' patients

As many as three million "ghost" patients registered with GP practices in England should be removed from doctors' lists, latest figures suggest.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 7:52 am

Polluted air affects 92% of global population, says WHO

The World Health Organisation says 92% of the planet's population is breathing polluted air outdoors, contributing to three million deaths a year.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 7:22 am

Rest: Are we getting enough of it in our lives?

The results of the world's largest ever survey on rest show that two-thirds of us would like more of it.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 3:07 am

'Shortfalls' in care of sick and premature babies

The Welsh NHS needs to tackle a number of "shortfalls" in the care being provided for sick and premature newborn babies, an annual audit says.

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | 12:24 am

Bedford Prison inmates 'can get drugs easier than clothes or bedding'

Inmates claim it was easier to get drugs than clothes or bed sheets at a "substandard" prison, according to a watchdog report.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 7:05 pm

Secret of rest

The results of the world’s largest survey on rest suggest that to feel truly rested, we need to get away from other people.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 6:37 pm

Dilute honey 'may fight urine infections'

A simple mix of honey and water might be a useful weapon against urine infections in hospital patients, according to researchers.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 6:09 pm

Professor David Nutt developed 'hangover-free' alcohol

A scientist has developed a new type of alcohol which he claims will not damage the liver or leave you with a hangover.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 10:49 am

'Smart drug' warning for students

The government's watchdog issues a warning to students about the dangers of taking cognitive enhancers or "smart drugs".

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 9:38 am

'Painful erection' spiders found in family's fruit

A family home is fumigated due to an infestation of "deadly spiders" that arrived in a bunch of shop-bought bananas.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 9:13 am

UK 'has never been more addicted to smartphones'

One in three people check their phone in the middle of the night and admit their overuse is causing rows with partners, according to a report by Deloitte.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 5:10 am

Travelling poo tackles taboo

Bristol, a soft toy of the poo emoji, is travelling the world to raise awareness of colorectal cancer.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 4:59 am

Healthy town

GP Mark Spencer explains why he is overseeing an ambitious year-long project in Fleetwood, Lancashire, aimed at improving the health of people in his town.

Posted on: 26 September 2016 | 12:00 am

Illnesses associated with lifestyle cost the NHS £11bn

Health problems related to the way we live are costing the NHS in England alone around £11bn each year.

Posted on: 25 September 2016 | 4:44 pm

Could Irish spider venom cure diseases?

Venom collected from two species of Irish spiders has potential medicinal properties, say university researchers.

Posted on: 23 September 2016 | 4:36 am

Agonising wait

A family whose daughter spent four years in a vegetative state say it should be easier to withdraw nutrition from such patients.

Posted on: 22 September 2016 | 7:31 pm

Project Zuckerberg

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife want to tackle all diseases by the end if the century. Just how feasible is this aim?

Posted on: 22 September 2016 | 9:57 am

What a button battery can do to a child's throat

Medical correspondent Fergus Walsh demonstrates what can happen if a button battery gets lodged in a child's throat, after a warning from surgeons over the dangers.

Posted on: 22 September 2016 | 5:32 am

Cancelled ops 'norm'

Cancelled operations due to emergency pressures in hospitals are becoming "the norm" not the exception in Wales, surgeons warn.

Posted on: 22 September 2016 | 12:21 am