Heatwave causes spike in insect bite calls to NHS

Horsefly bites are painful and can lead to a skin infection that may require antibiotics, say doctors.

Hot summer leading to 'toxic' algae

Blooms have flourished during the warm spell but they pose a health risk to humans and animals.

The eye doctor who could not see the stars

Dr Andrew Bastawrous has invented an app that has been shown in clinical trials to help more children see clearly.

Mencap wins 'unaffordable' overnight back pay appeal

The charity argued it would be forced out of business by a £400m bill for the past six years.

Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in talc cancer case

It is the largest payout over allegations that Johnson & Johnson's talc-based products cause cancer.

Seven-year-old granted cannabis licence

It is the first time a long-term license for the use of the drug is granted in the UK under the new panel system.

NHS still reliant on 'archaic' fax machines

The outdated technology was last widely used in the 1990s.

Mental health: Wait for therapy added to teen's anxiety

Naomi Lea was 15 when she needed help to cope with panic attacks and self harm but there was a long wait.

Peter Baldwin: Type 1 diabetes test backed after boy's death

Beth Baldwin campaigned for change after her son Peter died from Type 1 diabetes complications aged 13.

'Virtual reality cured my fear of heights'

How Fay Nugent beat her phobia by riding Wilber the Whale through a 10-storey tower block.