Minimum alcohol price law unveiled in Wales

It is claimed one life a week could be saved in Wales if cheap alcohol sales are banned.

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 11:56 am

Health tourism

The BMA's Dr Mark Porter says between £200m and £500m may be recouped. Is he right?

Posted on: 23 October 2017 | 5:57 am

3D tech used in bowel cancer surgery

The surgeon is able to communicate with colleagues in the US and India during the operation.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 7:06 pm

Health tourism charges come into force in England

Providers of NHS treatment are now required to charge patients who aren't eligible for free care.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 6:56 pm

Patients need rest, not antibiotics, say health officials

Health officials say many illnesses get better on their own and patients don't need prescriptions.

Posted on: 22 October 2017 | 6:55 pm

'How horses helped me deal with anorexia'

Jamie Pye, from Norfolk, says his work with horses helped him deal with the condition.

Posted on: 21 October 2017 | 6:01 pm

'Mug's game': Inside the mind of a gambling addict

Paul Grover lost hundreds of thousands of pounds; now he's at a rehab centre for gambling addicts.

Posted on: 20 October 2017 | 12:16 pm

Henna crowns: 'Hair' for cancer patient

For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, losing their hair can be an extremely difficult consequence.

Posted on: 19 October 2017 | 7:42 pm

Pollution linked to one in six deaths

Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths each year worldwide, according to a report in The Lancet.

Posted on: 19 October 2017 | 6:51 pm

Prosthetic arms made in Salford help Ugandan machete attack victim

Machete attack victim Ninsiima is given prosthetic arms made by Salford University students.

Posted on: 19 October 2017 | 11:56 am

Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss'

Eye experts warn of nasty infections and even sight loss if they are not used safely.

Posted on: 19 October 2017 | 5:23 am

'Steep rise' in self-harm among teenage girls

Researchers say it is likely the increase is real and not just down to better awareness from GPs.

Posted on: 19 October 2017 | 4:11 am

Hundreds of families block organ donation

Legally, consent lies with the deceased, but in practice, relatives' wishes are always respected.

Posted on: 18 October 2017 | 7:08 pm

Families block organ donations from potential donors

Rachel wants to be an organ donor, but is concerned her family could override her wishes.

Posted on: 18 October 2017 | 7:06 pm

Protein 'can stop viruses developing'

Researchers at the University of the West of Scotland had already established the same protein can suppress cancer.

Posted on: 18 October 2017 | 6:51 pm

Sex life 'dead' after mesh implant

A couple married for 40 years say it's made it "impossible" for them to be intimate.

Posted on: 18 October 2017 | 11:29 am

Women 'deserve apology' over vaginal mesh implants

Hundreds of women say the vaginal implants left them in pain and unable to walk, work or have sex.

Posted on: 18 October 2017 | 11:12 am

Anna Raeburn: I had a backstreet abortion

Writer and broadcaster Anna Raeburn had an illegal abortion in 1965 when she was 21.

Posted on: 18 October 2017 | 10:05 am

Dyslexia link to eye spots confusing brain, say scientists

Experts say the findings are exciting but unlikely to explain the causes for all dyslexia.

Posted on: 18 October 2017 | 7:48 am

Chicken food poisoning levels falling

The bug campylobacter, present in some chickens, is the leading cause of food poisoning in the UK.

Posted on: 18 October 2017 | 7:43 am

Children 'embarrassed by tipsy parents'

Adults do not have to drink a lot for children to notice changes in their behaviour, a study says.

Posted on: 18 October 2017 | 5:36 am

'Go to the dentist and get fined £100'

Dentists warn that thousands of vulnerable people are wrongly being fined over dental treatment.

Posted on: 18 October 2017 | 5:22 am

NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK

Hospital performance slumps across UK with staff warning hitting key targets now an 'impossible' job.

Posted on: 18 October 2017 | 3:10 am

Pre-sex HIV drug 'no-brainer' for NHS

Prep treatment could prevent a quarter of new HIV cases and save the NHS millions, experts calculate.

Posted on: 17 October 2017 | 6:34 pm

'I spent savings rather than wait'

Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.

Posted on: 17 October 2017 | 6:03 pm