BBC News - Health
Updated: 5 hours 53 min ago
Young women are the highest risk group for mental health problems, according to new data released by NHS Digital.
Campaigners are concerned that a highly accurate test that can identify babies with Down's syndrome during pregnancy will lead to more terminations.
A 10th of children have a "monkey-like" immune system that stops them developing Aids, researchers say.
Taking a common kind of painkiller is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, a study suggests.
NHS trusts in England paid out more than £1.4bn in medical negligence claims last year, up from £583m in 2008.
An NHS ambulance trust that serves the South East of England is to be put into special measures following a damning report by inspectors.
Nursing homes are closing at the rate of one per week in England, due mainly to a shortage of nurses, official figures suggest.
One in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed in an emergency had "red flag" symptoms that should have been picked up earlier, says a study in the British Journal of Cancer.
The widow of a Falklands war veteran who is trying to prevent the destruction of their frozen embryos takes her fight to the High Court on Wednesday.
Adolescents with spots tend to stay looking youthful for longer, new research suggests.
Junior doctors wait to hear whether the High Court in England will agree to stop the government imposing a new contract.
First baby born using new "three person" fertility technique carried out by US scientists, New Scientist reveals.
As many as three million "ghost" patients registered with GP practices in England should be removed from doctors' lists, latest figures suggest.
The World Health Organisation says 92% of the planet's population is breathing polluted air outdoors, contributing to three million deaths a year.
The results of the world's largest ever survey on rest show that two-thirds of us would like more of it.
The Welsh NHS needs to tackle a number of "shortfalls" in the care being provided for sick and premature newborn babies, an annual audit says.
Inmates claim it was easier to get drugs than clothes or bed sheets at a "substandard" prison, according to a watchdog report.
The results of the world’s largest survey on rest suggest that to feel truly rested, we need to get away from other people.
A simple mix of honey and water might be a useful weapon against urine infections in hospital patients, according to researchers.
A scientist has developed a new type of alcohol which he claims will not damage the liver or leave you with a hangover.