Taxpayer-funded drugs 'too expensive for patients’

Campaigners say UK taxpayers "effectively pay twice" for medicines, increasing NHS budget pressures.

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.

'Handful of changes' make cancer

It takes between one and 10 mutations to turn a healthy cell cancerous.

Ulster Hospital discrimination case over food allergies

Girls with "life-threatening" food allergies were exposed to food in an allergy clinic waiting room.

Tougher measures for 999 staff attacks backed

We need to stand by those who stand by us, says an MP whose bill is a step closer to becoming law.

Call for more Irlen Syndrome specialists in schools

Children who are unaware they have Irlen Syndrome are "being turned off education", it is claimed.

'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.

Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss'

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

No applicants for GP job at locum-run Pembrokeshire surgery

Not a single person applied to work as a GP in the surgery which is currently staffed by locums.

Hundreds of families block organ donation

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