Doctors' dispute 'could become a war'

The dispute over the imposition of a new contract for junior doctors "could become a war" between NHS staff, employers and the government, a union warns.

Posted by on 13 February 2016 | 9:08 am

NHS watchdog to 'use Facebook comments'

Comments on social media will be used by England's health regulator to gather information on possible NHS failings, it is reported.

Posted by on 13 February 2016 | 6:41 am

Rowena Kincaid: My letter to cancer

Rowena Kincaid tells the disease determined to take her life she will not go down without a fight

Posted by on 13 February 2016 | 6:02 am

Colombia: A nation in panic over Zika

Colombia's experience of the Zika virus

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 7:20 pm

Alzheimer's preventative drug hope

Cambridge scientists have detected a number of drugs which could help protect against Alzheimer's disease, acting like statins for the brain.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 6:07 pm

VIDEO: Creeping paralysis fear for Zika patients

The Zika virus has moved north to Colombia where it is being linked by some doctors to cases of paralysis.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 4:48 pm

Zika brain defect link confirmed "soon"

The World Health Organization says it expects to decide within a few weeks if there is a link between Zika and microcephaly in newborns.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 10:40 am

VIDEO: Sepsis baby's mum 'let down and angry'

A baby boy who died of sepsis fell victim to a sequence of healthcare failures in the short time he lived, a coroner has found.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 7:28 am

VIDEO: 'Brainwave orchestra' in first performance

Four members of a Paramusical Ensemble, who are unable to talk or move, are using ground-breaking technology to create music with the power of their minds.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 4:30 am

NHS Wales 'no better or worse' than UK

The NHS in Wales appears to be performing no better or worse than the rest of the UK, a major international review finds.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 4:00 am

GSK fined for deals with competitors

The pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and some generic drugs firms have been fined for being anti-competitive.

Posted by on 12 February 2016 | 2:42 am

Over-65s 'living longer than ever'

People in England are living longer than ever before in older age, a report from Public Health England says, although there are variations across the country.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 6:06 pm

VIDEO: App 'helps cut hospital waiting times'

Wigan Infirmary is using technology to improve waiting times, and staff believe it helps make theirs one of the best-performing emergency departments in England.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 9:47 am

GPs 'ignore child cancer concerns'

Some 42% of parents of children diagnosed with cancer feel their concerns were ignored by GPs, research by cancer charity CLIC Sargent suggests.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 8:53 am

Unfit at 40 'accelerates brain ageing'

Lack of exercise in mid-life ages the brain as well as the body, research suggests.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 6:43 am

Routine operations target is missed

The target for routine operations in England, such as hip and knee ops, has been missed for the first time.

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 5:40 am

Heart transplant record is 'remarkable'

The surgeon who operated on the world's longest-surviving heart transplant patient says surviving "in excess of 30 years" is "remarkable".

Posted by on 11 February 2016 | 5:28 am

Rise in child 'gender issue' referrals

The number of children referred to the NHS with gender identity issues has increased dramatically in recent years, new figures show.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 6:27 pm

VIDEO: What options are open to junior doctors?

Christian Fraser examines the options open to junior doctors who are striking over pay and conditions.

Posted by on 10 February 2016 | 5:57 pm

Bacteria 'see' like tiny eyeballs

Biologists discover how bacteria sense light and move towards it: the entire single-cell organism focuses light like a tiny eyeball.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 11:59 pm

Record rise in 'NHS dissatisfaction'

The biggest-ever rise in public dissatisfaction with the NHS was recorded last year, according to a long-running survey.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 6:42 pm

VIDEO: Smartpatch aims to put snoring to bed

The Silent Partner claims to have come up with a solution for those sleeping with someone who snores.

Posted by on 8 February 2016 | 2:17 am

VIDEO: Hunt blamed for doctors' low morale

Jeremy Hunt acknowledged junior doctors' low morale but told Andrew Marr that the BMA was to blame for their concerns over contracts

Posted by on 7 February 2016 | 5:58 am

Can you save lives with 'big data'?

Can you save lives by analysing huge amounts of data?

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 6:43 pm

Do e-cigarettes make it harder to stop smoking?

Is it harder to stop smoking if you use e-cigarettes?

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 6:28 pm