The “social epidemic” of loneliness needs to be tackled by a combination of government intervention and “every single one of us” playing our part, according to the sister of murdered MP Jo Cox.
The NHS in England will become the first health system to publish figures on avoidable patient deaths in a “brave” move to increase transparency and learn from mistakes, Jeremy Hunt said.
A cure for haemophilia is one step closer after “mind-blowing results” from a gene therapy trial.
More than one in five schoolchildren living in the north and north-east is at risk of becoming overweight or obese.
A baby born with an extremely rare condition in which the heart grows on the outside of the body has survived, in what is believed to be a UK first.
Children’s cartoon character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients’ unrealistic expectations of their GP.
Brexit could result in medicine shortages and leave the UK out of EU strategies to tackle large-scale epidemics if no trade deal on pharmaceuticals is reached, according to a new report.
Families should overcome the “fatal reluctance” to talk about organ donation, the Health Secretary urged as he launched a consultation into plans for an opt-out system.
Results from a “ground-breaking” drug trial have offered new hope to people with Huntington’s disease.
An NHS Trust whose chairman resigned in protest at Government funding has been put into special measures.
A boy’s Christmas wish to be able to use both his hands will be granted following a charity appeal.
The impact of Brexit on health and social care in Scotland will be examined by MSPs at Holyrood.
Lord Kerslake has resigned as boss of King’s College Hospital because of funding problems with the NHS.
Nick Clegg has revealed how the decision to take his teenage son to the doctor for a “tiny bump” led to the shock diagnosis of blood cancer.
A group of leading doctors have written an open letter backing legal action to force the Government to cut carbon emissions to tackle climate change.
A Tory former children’s minister has demanded assurances from the Government that children’s social care is being treated with the same level of importance as the care of adults.
Up to two in five deaths among mothers who die in pregnancy or shortly afterwards could be prevented with better care, a new report suggests.
Patients can expect a “winter of misery” with cold weather, unparalleled pressure on the NHS and potentially the worst flu season in two decades all expected over the coming weeks.
More than one in three British teenagers are overweight or obese, a new study has found.
A mother whose son was killed by hospital blunders said she will refuse to be intimidated by medics rallying around the doctor convicted over the death.
City air pollution can cancel out the beneficial effects of exercise in older adults, say scientists.
Half of workers have a “civilised” three-course dinner in a restaurant followed by drinks in a bar for their office Christmas party, a new study reveals.
Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, paid a visit to young heart patients at Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital in her role as ambassador for the British Heart Foundation. Ms Middleton visited the hospital as part of the charity’s Christmas campaign to raise £650,000 for research into congenital heart disease.
Failure to complete the first phase of Brexit negotiations is costing UK pharmaceutical companies “an enormous amount of money”, industry representatives have warned.
The most common form of diabetes could be put into remission with dieting and weight loss, a study has found.
A seven-year-old schoolgirl is trying to make her “mummy proud” by raising money for research into brain tumours as she faces her first Christmas without her.
Asthmatic people are being encouraged to wear scarves over their mouths and noses this winter as experts say breathing in cold air can increase their risk of an attack.
Most people in the UK do not know how to respond if someone’s heart stops beating, a survey has found.
The waiting list for a heart transplant has nearly trebled in a decade, the British Heart Foundation has revealed as it pleads for people listed as donors to discuss their decision with loved ones.
Middle-aged people who are overweight have an increased risk of dementia, a new analysis has found.
Doctors could improve patients’ health if they were more aware of the serious impact shame has on the body, research suggests.
More than one million referrals to talking therapies for depression and anxiety were made last year, NHS data shows.