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The government has agreed to talks at Acas in the junior doctors' dispute - but the strikes have not been called off.
There were an estimated 43,900 excess deaths in England and Wales last winter, the highest number in 15 years.
Babies born in English NHS hospitals at weekends are more likely to be stillborn or to die in the first week of life, than those delivered on weekdays.
Stimulant drugs like Ritalin should be used judiciously in hyperactive children because they can have unpleasant side effects, say experts.
Family doctors must tell the DVLA about any patients who continue to drive when they are medically unfit to do so, says the General Medical Council.
Babies born in hospitals in England at the weekends have a "significantly" greater chance of dying than those born on weekdays, researchers say.
People should have a right to palliative care according to the findings of the Scottish Parliament committee.
A new scheme to help wine drinkers cut down on their alcohol consumption is being introduced in East Dunbartonshire.
A 3D-printed model of the blood vessels inside a woman's brain has helped surgeons practise life-saving surgery.
An NHS funding plan at last – but what’s the catch?
More than one in ten children have a family member who has dementia, according to figures from Alzheimer's Research UK.
The midwife trying to save others from FGM
Front-line NHS services in England will get a £3.8bn, above-inflation cash injection next year, amid mounting fears about the pressures they face.
Scientists say they have bred a genetically modified mosquito that can resist malaria infection.
A cap on how much NHS trusts can spend on agency staff comes into force in England on Monday, in a bid to save £1bn over the next three years.
A slow international response and a failure of leadership were to blame for the west African Ebola epidemic, says a panel of global health experts.
Hospitals in England are seeing thousands of patients suffering from the symptoms of malnutrition.
Could a 'miracle' berry kill your cravings for sugar?
The UK government is to create a new £1bn fund aimed at eradicating malaria and other infectious diseases.
Emergency doctors and safety campaigners call for a national scheme to prevent injuries to toddlers in their own homes.