Woman fights deceased daughter egg case

A 60-year-old woman who wants to use her late daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild is continuing her legal battle.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 6:13 am

Zika may cause baby eye problems

Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil are becoming increasingly concerned the virus may cause eye damage in babies.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 5:12 am

'Big cut' in antibiotic prescriptions

GPs in England have "dramatically" reduced the number of antibiotic prescriptions they prescribe to patients, latest figures reveal.

Posted by on 25 May 2016 | 3:06 am

Bursary cut 'may worsen NHS staff gaps'

Plans to scrap student bursaries and charge nurses and other health staff for their degrees in England could backfire, unions are warning.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 8:10 pm

Care 'has improved for 12,000 in homes'

More than 12,000 people in England are now safer and being looked after better in care homes than they were two years ago, the Care Quality Commission says.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 7:14 pm

VIDEO: The football league for overweight men

A football league exclusively for men who classed as obese has been launched in Somerset.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 2:08 pm

NHS doctor joined Islamic State group

An NHS doctor left his family in the UK and joined the Islamic State group in Syria, the BBC learns from leaked IS recruitment papers.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 11:00 am

Diabetes surgery 'missed by thousands'

Thousands of people with type-2 diabetes in the UK are missing out on obesity surgery that would slash blood sugars and even lead to remission in some cases, a team of experts say.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 9:20 am

VIDEO: How this pig helped a man to see again

Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig's cornea into his eye.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 3:55 am

Malaria drug 'should stop for troops'

Anti-malarial drug Lariam, which can cause severe side-effects, should be the "drug of last resort" for UK troops, MPs on the defence committee say.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 1:42 am

'NHS delay' caused cancer patient's death

A man died from operable cancer after an NHS trust failed to act on advice from another hospital, an ombudsman's report reveals.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 6:05 pm

Can vegans push themselves to physical extremes?

Can vegans push themselves to physical extremes?

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 12:50 pm

'Mosquito control failure' fuelled Zika

The spread of Zika is the price being paid for a massive policy failure on mosquito control, says World Health Organization leader Margaret Chan.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 10:25 am

Gory posters 'not good for patients'

"Unloved" GP waiting rooms which are covered in leaflets and tatty magazines can increase patients' anxiety, according to an Edinburgh study.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 9:41 am

VIDEO: Wilko Johnson on surviving 'terminal' cancer

Rock legend Wilko Johnson on the chance meeting that led to him being cured of cancer, which he had previously been told was terminal.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 9:34 am

What should we be eating?

Fat, carbs or protein? What foods make a healthy diet?

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 5:24 am

VIDEO: Apps which could help with allergies

From a prototype device which can detect gluten in food to allergy apps, BBC Click's Lara Lewington reports

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 5:12 am

VIDEO: Why are pharmacies under threat?

Thousands of local pharmacies in England are at risk of closure because of cuts by the Department of Health, according to a campaign group.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 4:36 am

VIDEO: Could eating more fat boost health?

Advice to eat more fat is irresponsible and potentially deadly, Public Health England's chief nutritionist has said.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 3:14 am

VIDEO: When antibiotics no longer work

As antibiotics resistance grows around the world, for some people even the strongest drugs no longer work

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 12:45 am

Funding cuts 'put pharmacies at risk'

Thousands of local pharmacies in England are at risk of closure because of cuts by the Department of Health, a campaign group says.

Posted by on 22 May 2016 | 6:39 pm

Call for more support for cancer carers

The number of people caring for someone with cancer in the UK has risen to almost 1.5 million, according to a cancer charity.

Posted by on 22 May 2016 | 6:32 pm

Pro-fat dietary advice 'irresponsible'

Advice to eat more fat is irresponsible and potentially deadly, Public Health England's chief nutritionist says.

Posted by on 22 May 2016 | 6:28 pm

VIDEO: How stick helps Parkinson's sufferers

A new vibrating walking stick is helping people with Parkinson's Disease retain their mobility and independence.

Posted by on 22 May 2016 | 2:16 am

The teenagers who poison themselves

The teenagers who regularly poison themselves

Posted by on 20 May 2016 | 6:41 pm