Finding good care home 'impossible' in some areas

An analysis maps the areas with the highest concentrations of sub-standard care home beds.

Vaginal birth and Caesarean: Differences in babies' bacteria

New findings may help explain why some Caesarean babies are more at risk of certain diseases.

Boris Johnson 'glad' about new father's NHS confrontation

Boris Johnson says an angry exchange with the father of a sick child is "part of my job".

Can you turn around the health of an entire town?

Three years on, how is a project aimed at transforming the health of people in Fleetwood faring?

'Systemic' failings with 999 call-handling service criticised

South East Coast Ambulance Service says it has changed its call-handling systems since three deaths.

Prostate drug may slow Parkinson's disease

A medicine for enlarged prostates may benefit brain cells damaged by Parkinson's, scientists find.

India e-cigarettes: Ban announced to prevent youth 'epidemic'

The government says vaping poses a health risk to the young, rather than an alternative to smoking.

Belgians raise €1.9m for baby's life-saving drug

Phone donations are made in Belgium to help treat nine-month-old Pia's rare condition.

Soot pollution particles 'cross the placenta'

Particles of black carbon pollution can cross to the fetal side of the placenta, a study finds.

Nurse numbers rise 'eclipsed by jump in patients'

Hospital admissions are rising at nearly three times the rate of the nurse workforce, the RCN says.