Call to end FGM 'in this generation'

David Cameron has said female genital mutilation (FGM) and childhood forced marriage should be stopped worldwide "within this generation".

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 1:19 pm

NHS 'wasting millions on supplies'

NHS 'wasting millions every year on supplies'

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 11:24 am

NHS staff balloted over strike action

Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 10:28 am

VIDEO: Schizophrenia 'impact and stigma'

New treatments for schizophrenia could be possible as vital clues behind the factors causing the mental illness are discovered. One person diagnosed with it explains the impact and the stigma.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 7:54 am

VIDEO: New measures to tackle FGM

Parents who allow their daughters to be subjected to female genital mutilation will face prosecution under new legislation.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 7:50 am

Three person IVF plans 'progress'

A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 6:35 am

VIDEO: Clegg vows action to stop FGM

New measures aimed at ending female genital mutilation within a generation will be announced at a global summit in London.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 2:13 am

VIDEO: NHS tests patient monitoring patch

A patch the size of a plaster is to be tested by the NHS as a new way of continuously monitoring a patient's heart rate, breathing and temperature.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 1:42 am

Fly in ear time-wasting call to 999

A man with a fly in his ear and a woman questioning if a green potato was poisonous were among thousands of non-urgent 999 calls made to the Welsh Ambulance Service last year.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 1:16 am

NHS tests 'plaster' patient-monitor

The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 12:01 am

'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV

Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its hiding places in the body.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 11:31 pm

'Large gene find in schizophrenia'

In the largest ever genetic study of the disease, scientists have discovered some 80 genes which could leave people at higher risk of schizophrenia.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 10:48 pm

Anatomy of female genital mutilation

What is it and why is it still being carried out across the world?

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 8:25 pm

First aid for the mind

First aid for the mind

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 8:14 pm

In pictures: One man's HIV campaign

One man's HIV campaign in Indonesia's Bandung prison

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 8:04 pm

First 'clean' hospital announced

Falkirk Community Hospital records the first perfect score in an initial Healthcare Environment Inspectorate review.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 6:36 pm

The 90-year-old sex guru

The wisecracking 90-year-old whose agony column is a cult hit

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 6:07 pm

AUDIO: UK mum 'spent £20,000' to have girl

A British mother tells 5 live she spent £20,000 on gender selection treatment in the US.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 9:46 am

VIDEO: The six-year hair pulling selfie

Documenting hair pulling condition on YouTube

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 7:46 am

'Pain-patch' warning to patients

Patients using patches containing potent painkillers are being urged to ensure they are thrown away carefully.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 7:21 am

FGM training for public sector staff

Extra training is to be given to teachers, doctors and social workers to help them to identify and assist girls at risk of female genital mutilation.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 4:07 am

VIDEO: Do disabled children miss out on PE?

PE provision for children with disabilities in mainstream schools is lacking and could damage Britain's Paralympic prospects in the future, according to a survey carried out by the Youth Sport Trust.

Posted by on 21 July 2014 | 1:45 am

Early HIV drugs 'may not stop virus'

HIV can rapidly form invulnerable strongholds in the body, dashing hopes that early treatment might cure the virus, according to new research.

Posted by on 20 July 2014 | 10:21 pm

'Invisible' partners in miscarriage

How grief of miscarriage affects husbands and partners

Posted by on 20 July 2014 | 8:05 pm

Social media 'aid doctor complaints'

A rise in complaints against doctors reflects the role of social media and negative press coverage of the medical profession, according to a report.

Posted by on 20 July 2014 | 6:39 pm