The Government is to inject £200 million into UK companies developing life-saving treatments for diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s, Boris Johnson has announced.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he will not “rule out” bold action to protect children as new figures showed fewer are receiving routine NHS vaccinations.
A migraine drug that some patients describe as “life changing” has been rejected for use on the NHS.
Eating more nuts may slow weight gain in people as they get older, new research has found.
Prescription charges will be abolished in England if Labour enter government, the party has announced.
Prescription charges will be abolished in England if Labour enter government, the party is set to announce.
The much-loved novels of James Herriot have given the public a “misguided” image of the veterinary profession, vet leaders have said.
The parents of a five-year-old boy battling leukaemia have been “overwhelmed” by the response to their £500,000 appeal to pay for lifesaving treatment.
Minimum unit pricing may have contributed to the number of alcohol-related deaths in Glasgow falling by more than a fifth, according to new research.
Former Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas has said that he “absolutely would not” have revealed his HIV diagnosis if a newspaper had not threatened to publish it.
A Shetland-based expert on the UK pharmaceutical industry has outlined her growing fears for its future after Brexit.
In her monthly column Susan Webb, director of public health for NHS Grampian, offers advice on keeping your lungs healthy
An American cancer survivor has achieved the “extraordinary” feat of becoming the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop.
An American cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times in a row.
Members of the public will get the chance to view the plans for Peterhead Care Village next week.
Men who carry a faulty gene have almost double the risk of prostate cancer, researchers say.
Hospital operator Spire Healthcare has swung to a first-half profit after it was buoyed by cost-cutting measures and increased numbers of NHS referrals.
Fish farmers are expected to reap the rewards of new technology for detecting potentially dangerous plankton and algae.
Hundreds of cystic fibrosis sufferers in Scotland will be able to get drugs which can help extend their life, after a deal on costs was reached.
The UK sits at the bottom of a major league table for cancer survival in high-income countries, researchers have warned.
Plans to change pension rules to enable NHS consultants and GPs to work longer hours without big tax bills will be set out by Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Wednesday.
There are calls for stronger regulation of pesticides in low-income countries as new research revealed the scale of suicide by poisoning among poorer communities.
Shorter people are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than taller people, according to a new study.
People relying on medicine from the EU have started a campaign to highlight how they say the Government is putting their lives “at risk” with Brexit.
Expensive high-tech air mattresses are only marginally better at preventing pressure sores than a specialist foam mattress, according to a new study.
More than a million teenage boys will miss out on potentially life-saving vaccinations, a charity has warned.
Fewer than half of middle-aged drinkers have tried to cut back on their alcohol intake, according to new research.
A common diabetes medication can be used to treat patients with heart failure, according to new research.
Parents of babies and toddlers in Spain who have developed abnormal body hair plan to sue a pharmaceutical company that put a treatment for hair loss into packages meant for addressing acid reflux and other conditions.
A no-deal Brexit would “likely” interrupt flu vaccine supplies, at the same time the UK is facing “a particularly virulent” strain of the illness, doctors have warned.
A new drug that could prevent the spread of malaria has been developed after “breakthrough” research.
Work will start next Monday on a replacement footbridge which will make a scenic stretch of the River Don suitable for pedestrians, cyclists and wheelchair users.