VIDEO: NHS 'should do better' on survival

The NHS lags behind other countries on preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving survival rates, a report has suggested.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 1:03 am

NHS 'lags behind other nations'

The NHS lags behind other countries when it comes to preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving survival rates, a report suggests.

Posted by on 3 July 2015 | 12:16 am

NHS to reveal missed appointment cost

Patients who miss appointments will be told how much they have cost the NHS, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 11:55 pm

Cystic fibrosis gene therapy boost

A gene therapy has stabilised and slightly improved cystic fibrosis in some of 136 patients in a trial.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 8:58 pm

Sniffing could provide autism test

The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism, suggest researchers in Israel.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 7:17 pm

VIDEO: India fails to publish UN health report

The Indian government is not publishing the results of a vast national survey of the health of the country's citizens.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 6:44 pm

VIDEO: Inside a baby intensive care unit

How to care for the world's smallest babies

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 12:22 pm

Hormones make traders take more risks

Raised levels of the hormones testosterone and cortisol can make traders take more risks, which could create instability in financial markets, a study suggests.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 12:17 pm

Bullying 'endemic' at hospital

A "culture of bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviour" affects staff at all levels in one unit of Wales' biggest hospital, an inquiry finds.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 7:50 am

'Celeb mind game' gives memory clues

Researchers use "mind games" to reveal clues about how brain cells change when making new memories.

Posted by on 2 July 2015 | 2:52 am

Cancer immunotherapy approved in UK

A pioneering cancer drug that harnesses the power of the immune system is approved for use in the UK.

Posted by on 1 July 2015 | 8:58 pm

IT system for GP records criticised

A new GP IT system designed to improve quality and planning in the NHS in England is criticised for running over budget and behind schedule, by a finance watchdog.

Posted by on 1 July 2015 | 8:55 pm

New test pins down 'time of death'

Forensic researchers develop a new method for establishing an accurate time of death after as much as 10 days.

Posted by on 1 July 2015 | 6:12 pm

Liberia's new Ebola outbreak spreads

Two more cases of Ebola are confirmed in the Liberian village where a teenager died on Sunday - the first case for seven weeks.

Posted by on 1 July 2015 | 2:29 pm

Prescriptions to display drug cost

Packets of prescription medication will display how much their contents have cost taxpayers, under government plans.

Posted by on 1 July 2015 | 12:01 pm

Caffeine pills 'need more controls'

Caffeine supplements branded as diet pills should be better regulated, a pharmaceutical body says following a man's death after taking the tablets.

Posted by on 1 July 2015 | 10:04 am

Heatstroke - the heatwave killer

The heatwave killer

Posted by on 1 July 2015 | 9:57 am

VIDEO: Feeding Chad's children with Unicef

Medical editor Fergus Walsh visited a Unicef nutrition centre in Chad to see what is being done to tackle the problem of child malnutrition.

Posted by on 1 July 2015 | 8:10 am

VIDEO: What do children think of hospital care?

A survey that asked more than 18,000 children what they think about hospital care, found a majority felt safe in hospital, but many said they were not given enough attention from staff.

Posted by on 1 July 2015 | 4:24 am

Female lung cancer cases top 20,000

Cases of lung cancer in women have reached 20,000 a year in the UK for the first time since records began.

Posted by on 30 June 2015 | 7:33 pm

What's up doc?

GPs aren't happy. Nick Triggle finds out why

Posted by on 30 June 2015 | 11:06 am

VIDEO: Paralysed man walks with robot legs

Simon Kindleysides, who lost the use of his legs in 2013, says it is an "incredible feeling" to walk with robotic legs.

Posted by on 30 June 2015 | 5:32 am

ILF: What will change?

The Independent Living Fund is closing. What will change?

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 8:44 pm

VIDEO: NHS staff told 'to be open and honest'

NHS staff are expected to follow new guidelines on being open and honest with patients when things go wrong under a "duty of candour" rule.

Posted by on 29 June 2015 | 1:11 am

Can you teach people to have empathy?

Can you teach people to have empathy?

Posted by on 28 June 2015 | 6:45 pm