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First malaria drug in 60 years given approval

A drug that can stop people getting recurrent bouts of malaria has been approved by regulators in the United States.

'Dangerous complacency' to global HIV epidemic risks resurgence

The response to the global HIV pandemic is risking a resurgence of the disease, experts warn.

Alternative cancer therapies linked to reduced survival

Cancer patients who receive alternative therapies are more likely to shun proven treatments, a study finds.

Low NHS morale is 'heartbreaking' says Matt Hancock

The new health secretary says technology, the workforce and prevention will be his top priorities.

IVF: NHS couples 'face social rationing'

Eight out of 10 of CCGs in England do not offer IVF to couples if one partner has previous children.

Medicinal cannabis 'should be available on prescription'

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recommends rules should be changed for these drugs, if safe.

Plan to teach all children first aid

It comes after an inquiry into the Manchester bombing found that many adults lacked life-saving skills.

Private firms cash in on over-stretched NHS

Hospitals, ambulances and mental health services are spending £1bn a year on care from outside the NHS.

Morrisons introduces 'autistic shopping hour'

Stores will dim lights, turn music off and avoid using the tannoy on Saturdays from 09:00 to 10:00.

Delays in radiology results 'affecting patient care'

The health regulator found huge variations in the time taken to report on radiology examinations.

Brain damage 'more likely in cardiac arrest patients given adrenaline'

It increased the chances of survival but patients were more likely to have brain damage, a study finds.

Patients face autism referral and assessment 'lottery'

Children and adults in England can face a wait of more than two years for an autism assessment, data reveals.

HPV jab should be given to boys, committee says

Adolescent boys as well as girls should get the vaccine, an advisory committee says.

Fish oil supplements for a healthy heart 'nonsense'

The evidence around omega-3 supplements is flimsy at best, say experts.

Sensible, family-loving teens behind pregnancy rate drop

This may explain the sharp fall in teen pregnancies, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service says.

Too many babies overfed, experts fear

Government advisers publish new guidance - the first in more than 20 years - on healthy feeding for babies.

Schools alone cannot fix childhood obesity, says Ofsted boss

Factors beyond the school gate make it impossible for schools to affect pupils' weight, says report

Holly Greenhow: Girl with cerebral palsy gets £15m NHS payout

Holly Greenhow's mum says "no amount of money or apology will bring back what we should have had".

Menopause: Lack of specialist care 'limits treatments'

A woman who went through early menopause was told to 'get on with it' because of a lack of specialist care.

Is heading a football bad for your health?

Study of retired players hopes to provide a definitive answer on the risks of repeatedly heading the ball.

Editing human embryos 'morally permissible'

An independent inquiry gives go-ahead to genetically altering human embryos, but advises caution.

Scientist debunks health hoaxes with viral parody video

Jonathan Jarry's video about a fake cancer-curing moss has been viewed over nine million times.

Parents warned over 'toxic' slime

Consumer group Which? is concerned the popular children's products are not being properly vetted.

Kent and Medway NHS hernia policy 'may be rationing' surgery

Some hernia patients have to show they have a serious complication to get surgery, doctors say.

Hot summer leading to 'toxic' algae

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

Bowel cancer screening could shed light on other conditions

Researchers find bowel cancer screening can indicate whether people are at risk of other problems.

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.

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.

The boy whose arthritic eyes threaten Marine dream

An aspiring Royal Marine hopes an unusual arthritis diagnosis will not derail his career plans.

Richard Bacon: 'The most shocking moment of my life'

TV and radio presenter Richard Bacon has told the BBC about the moment he was told he had to be put into a coma for at least a week.

What is the sex 'superbug' STD MGen?

What do you need to know about mycoplasma genitalium, the emerging sexually transmitted "superbug"?

Belfast barber offers haircuts to Liverpool dementia patients

A barber from Belfast has travelled to a care home in Liverpool to offer haircuts to people with dementia.

Blind dog gave autistic woman 'hope in life'

Emma Barker, 18, who has autism and depression, says adopting a dog "saved her life".

Egg donation: ‘Will they look like me?’

Ashleigh Kelso, 27, donated some of her eggs to a couple to help them start their own family.

Model: 'My Brazilian butt lift gave me septicaemia'

Model Darcie Russell went to Turkey for a "Brazilian butt lift" but it left her with blood poisoning.

Zara Holland on Love Island: 'Like being in a posh prison'

Former contestant Zara Holland talks about being on the show and how the experience impacted her health.

Thai cave rescue boys relive 'moment of miracle'

The 12 boys rescued from a flooded cave recall their ordeal, saying they had no food for nine days.

Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams 'proudly' seeking mental health help

The Destiny's Child singer has previously spoken about being depressed and "suicidal".

STIs: Why is syphilis is on the rise?

More cases of the infection were diagnosed in England last year than at any point since WW2.

Parents of premature babies face a further trauma - PTSD

There is a lack of psychological support for parents in neonatal units, a charity says.

How a killer disease was stopped in its tracks

Hundreds of lives may have been saved during the latest Ebola outbreak after one key development.

Opioids: Why 'dangerous' drugs are still being used to treat pain

Despite links to UK hospital deaths and a US addiction crisis, opioids remain the painkiller of choice.

The women choosing to love their natural grey hair

As celebrities rush to colour their hair silver, some women with natural greys are ditching dyes.

'Generation Sensible' in five charts

Whether it's drinking or taking drugs, young people in the UK seem to be getting more sensible.

What Britons ate down the ages

Ancient Britons were eating dairy, peas, cabbage and oats, according to gunk trapped in their teeth.

'Opening the grief of miscarriage'

Anna Whitehouse tells how sharing her experiences of five miscarriages was "essential" for her.

Nadiya Hussain on the sugar tax, takeaways and Bake Off adverts

The Bake Off winner doesn't think the rising cost will put people off buying sugary drinks.

'Sometimes we need help'

Gavin didn't leave his flat for four years because of his weight, but bariatric surgery gave him hope.

Amesbury Novichok poisoning: What we know so far

Multiple areas in Salisbury and Amesbury are cordoned off as police continue their investigation.

The drugs being used at UK festivals

Knowing more about what drugs people are using is crucial to protect them from harm.

Cave rescue: The Australian diving doctor who stayed with the boys

The expert caver gave the OK for the boys to dive their way out and was among the last to leave.

The dangers of smoke inhalation

As moorland fires continue to burn, what's the best way to stay safe and protect yourself?

Jeremy Hunt answers young people's questions on mental health

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt responds to young people's mental health care for adolescents' experiences.



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