Vaginal seeding after Caesarean 'risky', warn doctors

Swabs of vaginal bacteria, which some say helps the immune system, may be doing more harm than good.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 7:04 pm

HIV home-testing kits warning

The medicines regulator seizes 114 potentially unreliable home-testing kits.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 5:40 am

Green man road crossings 'too fast'

Guidance calls for councils in England to make it easier for elderly and disabled people to cross the road.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 4:47 am

Language tests

Potential foreign nursing recruits to the NHS say the current language test is too difficult.

Posted on: 22 August 2017 | 4:37 am

How to stop female doctors from dropping out in Pakistan

Many female doctors in Pakistan drop out when they start a family. There's a new scheme to help them continue in practice by doing online video clinics on their laptops.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 4:53 pm

Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

The payout - to a woman who developed ovarian cancer - is the largest award so far against the firm.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 4:31 pm

Ashbrooke Care Home closed over 'serious risk to life'

Ashbrooke Care Home is closed after an urgent inspection found failings that posed "serious risk to life".

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 4:28 pm

Inquiry call against health board over killer Kris Wade

Health officials did not follow procedures over sex assault complaints against a worker who later killed his neighbour.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 7:58 am

'Safer' Down's syndrome test to be introduced in Wales

The new test - which has a reduced risk of miscarriage - will be offered from next year.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 6:56 am

'Healthy people get lung cancer too'

Vicky Veness shared a photo of herself looking healthy that was taken just hours before she was diagnosed.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 6:03 am

Matt Dawson's life changed by a tick bite

A bacterial infection spread through the former England rugby player's body after he was bitten.

Posted on: 21 August 2017 | 2:45 am

Dad gets tattoo of brain shunt after daughter's surgery

Briar Hickenbottom-Marriott says she doesn't feel lonely any more after her dad's show of support.

Posted on: 20 August 2017 | 6:14 pm

Masks for smear test patients in Thailand

A health clinic in Thailand is handing out masks to encourage more women to attend their cervical smear tests.

Posted on: 20 August 2017 | 6:08 pm

NHS call for equality over private hospitals' tax break

NHS Trusts demand the same 80% rebate granted to those private hospitals that register as charities.

Posted on: 20 August 2017 | 6:06 pm

Stephen Hawking: 'I wouldn't be here without the NHS'

The scientist backed the NHS in a speech that was critical of government policy and Jeremy Hunt.

Posted on: 19 August 2017 | 7:29 pm

Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS

Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.

Posted on: 19 August 2017 | 1:41 pm

Struggling after giving birth? You're not alone

These mums had traumatic births, and they want more to see more honesty about the toll it can take.

Posted on: 18 August 2017 | 11:23 pm

How to get up mountains in a wheelchair

Michelle, who has multiple sclerosis, is going on a trek in the Lake District for the first time in more than 10 years.

Posted on: 18 August 2017 | 7:43 pm

Mum leaves random notes in York for new mothers

The letters offer mums a chance to take a second for themselves.

Posted on: 18 August 2017 | 9:45 am

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.

Posted on: 17 August 2017 | 6:06 pm

Newcastle health boss Sir Leonard Fenwick sacked

Longest serving NHS chief executive Sir Leonard Fenwick called it "an orchestrated witch hunt".

Posted on: 17 August 2017 | 1:52 pm

Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'

Four years after children in a study took the oral treatment, 70% had no allergic reaction to peanuts.

Posted on: 17 August 2017 | 7:17 am

'Unnecessary pain'

A Chilean woman campaigning for a change to Chile's total ban on abortions tells her story.

Posted on: 16 August 2017 | 6:31 pm

Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine

A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.

Posted on: 15 August 2017 | 4:14 am

Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study

People have higher life satisfaction if they feel emotions they desire - even if they are unpleasant.

Posted on: 14 August 2017 | 7:42 am