Children's online junk food ads banned by industry

Online ads for food and soft drinks high in fat, salt or sugar aimed at children are to be limited.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 6:08 pm

Some psychosis cases an 'immune disorder'

Some patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may have a treatable immune disorder, a study suggests.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 6:06 pm

Optimistic women 'cut risk of deadly diseases'

Women who look on the bright side of life cut their risk of many deadly diseases, according to a study.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 3:29 pm

'Flashing light therapy' for Alzheimer's

A flashing light therapy might help ward off Alzheimer’s, say scientists after successful trials in mice.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 11:59 am

Flu outbreak closes Stockport high school for five days

A flu outbreak closes a school for five days after almost a third of pupils and members of staff were struck by the virus.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 10:21 am

India doctor to operate on '500kg' Egyptian woman

An Egyptian woman, said to weigh 500kg, is to be airlifted to India for weight reduction surgery.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 9:05 am

Pfizer fined record £84.2m for overcharging NHS

Drugs giant Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2m by the regulator for overcharging the NHS.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 8:12 am

Cambridge neonatal nurse retires after 50 years of service

A neonatal nurse who has dedicated 50 years of her life to caring for thousands of newborn babies has said "it's time to retire".

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 8:12 am

Australian court approves intersex child's surgery

A five-year-old child born genetically male will grow up as a sterilised female after a court ruling.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 7:47 am

Numbers game

For a second day, Paris is cutting car numbers according to odd or even licence plates. Do such schemes work?

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 7:18 am

Woman gives birth to grandson for her daughter

A woman has given birth to her own grandchild by having a surrogate baby for her daughter.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 5:07 am

Caesarean sections 'affect human evolution'

The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.

Posted on: 7 December 2016 | 4:17 am

'Deeply worrying' waits for hospital beds

The number of patients in England waiting four hours for a bed on a ward is up almost five-fold since 2011.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 6:11 pm

Reluctantly casting doubt on 'life-saving' stoves

Research casts doubt on a global mission to use cleaner-burning stoves, to prevent pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 6:02 pm

'Overworked' pharmacist 'gave woman wrong pills'

An 'overworked' pharmacist gave out the wrong pills to a grandmother who later died, a court hears.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 10:54 am

Kenya strike: Patient's brother says strike is "inhumane"

The brother of a patient in a Kenyan hospital tells the BBC's World Have Your Say he thinks the doctors' strike over pay is "inhumane".

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 10:52 am

Natural vs Caesarean

A look at the factors involved in how a woman will give birth.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 6:42 am

'Exercise boosts men's sperm count'

Doing half an hour of exercise three times a week may boost men's sperm count, scientists have found.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 4:34 am

Rochdale woman, 102, has life-saving cancer surgery

A great-grandmother has life-saving cancer surgery - at the age of 102, and without a general anaesthetic.

Posted on: 6 December 2016 | 4:31 am

Pubic hair grooming 'STI risk linked to skin tears'

People who regularly trim or remove all their pubic hair are at greater risk of STIs, research suggests.

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | 7:58 pm

Bucket list student Matt Greenwood 'overwhelmed by support'

A 21-year-old bone cancer patient says he's been overwhelmed by the support of friends who've raised more than £56,000 to help him achieve his bucket list.

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | 6:51 pm

UK pushes ahead with sugar tax

The UK government publishes draft legislation for a tax on sugary drinks to begin from April 2018.

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | 10:49 am

Margaret and Angus Mayer's family raise dementia care concerns

A family criticises social services following the deaths of an elderly couple, saying their father struggled to care for their mother with Alzheimer's.

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | 8:25 am

'It's lovely to find out about their lives'

A young care home worker describes the positive side of her role.

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | 6:03 am

BMA calls for complete ban on smoking in vehicles

The Scottish government should ban smoking in vehicles completely, according to the British Medical Association.

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | 3:32 am