Weaker drinks 'to solve health problems', say councils
Weaker beers, ciders, wines and spirits are what is needed to tackle drink-related health problems, local councils have said.
Health board fined over missing pensioner
NHS Forth Valley has been fined £8,000 for failing to ensure the safety of a pensioner who was found dead a week after going missing from a hospital
Irish women 'access abortion pills online'
Women aged 25 to 35 are the most likely group in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland to access medication online to end a pregnancy, a study suggests.
Threat to name NHS trusts over high agency spending
NHS bosses are threatening to "name and shame" trusts in England as they try to crack down on agency spending.
Sudden death warning over faulty heart gene
An estimated 620,000 people in the UK have a faulty gene that puts them at risk of developing coronary heart disease or sudden death, and most are unaware, a charity has warned.
Cancer drugs price rise 'costing NHS millions'
UK prices for generic cancer drugs have risen sharply in the past five years, restricting their use in treating NHS patients, research from the European Cancer Congress has found.
Completely 'locked-in' patients can communicate
Patients with absolutely no control over their body have finally been able to communicate, say scientists.