Violent crime 'continues to fall'

Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 4:35 am

Clwyd hospital care claims rejected

Serious complaints made by a Labour MP over the hospital care given to her husband before his death are rejected following an independent investigation.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 1:30 am

Trust 'failed' on 111 call answering

The South Western Ambulance Service chief executive says the service has "failed to deliver the performance required" in answering weekend calls to the NHS 111 number.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 12:00 am

'A third' can't afford healthy food

High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 7:06 pm

Breast cancer drug price cut urged

Campaigners urge pharmaceutical giant Roche to lower the cost of a pioneering breast cancer drug as the NHS prepares to rejects its use on price grounds.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 6:02 pm

Novartis in $16bn GSK division deal

Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drugmakers, strike a multi-billion-dollar deal to join forces and reshape their businesses.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 9:38 am

Saudi health minister sacked

As Saudi Arabia dismisses its health minister, the Mers virus death toll continues to rise.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 4:00 am

Scan training boosted by simulator

A new virtual reality training simulator could significantly increase the availability of ultrasound scanning worldwide, according to experts.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 12:49 am

VIDEO: Autistic workers get chance to shine

Group prepares autistic workers for tech jobs

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 7:24 pm

Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'

The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 7:32 am

VIDEO: Package holidays blamed for cancer rise

The most dangerous form of skin cancer is now five times more common than it was in the 1970s.

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 12:49 am

In pictures: Childhood vaccination

Why immunisation cards are vital for millions

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 7:25 pm

Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?

Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 6:05 pm

Why big buttocks can be bad for your health

Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health

Posted by on 19 April 2014 | 6:16 pm

VIDEO: Buttock silicone injections 'lethal'

The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela

Posted by on 19 April 2014 | 2:44 am

NHS data-sharing scheme 'mishandled'

The chair of the panel set up to advise ministers on the governance of NHS data tells the BBC the Care.data programme was "mishandled".

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 11:00 am

Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'

Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 7:03 am

AUDIO: NHS Trust 'blackened' doctor's name

A senior cardiologist, who exposed concerns about patient safety at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, has won an unfair dismissal case.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 4:36 am

Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed

A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 3:56 am

VIDEO: Warning over foreign doctor training

There are calls for stricter assessments of foreign-trained doctors before they practise in the UK.

Posted by on 18 April 2014 | 12:59 am

Bullied children still suffer at 50

Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 6:01 pm

VIDEO: Babylab studies development of ADHD

Scientists at a London laboratory carry out tests to try to discover how and why some people develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 9:22 am

Routine operations: Is a crisis brewing?

Concern over rise in waits for hospital operations

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 9:21 am

AUDIO: Man amputated hand to get 'reaction'

A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen."

Posted by on 17 April 2014 | 6:37 am

Should drug firms make payments to doctors?

Does it matter that drug firms give doctors money and gifts?

Posted by on 16 April 2014 | 6:46 pm