- G8 pledges to beat dementia scourge December 11, 2013Leading nations have committed to developing a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 at the G8 dementia summit.
- Baby death unit supervision failed December 11, 2013Insufficient midwife supervision is blamed for failings which led to the deaths of three babies and a mother at a Cumbrian hospital.
- Obesity falls in English schools December 11, 2013The number of obese and overweight children in the final year of primary school in England has fallen for the first time in six years.
- Liver care deaths referred to police December 11, 2013The deaths of patients following liver surgery at a Cardiff hospital have been referred to South Wales Police.
- Ulcer pills linked to B12 deficiency December 11, 2013Medication used to treat stomach ulcers may cause vitamin B12 deficiency, a study finds.
- Artificial sweetener 'is safe' December 10, 2013The artificial sweetener aspartame is safe and poses no threat to health, checks by European food regulators concludes.
- Uruguay votes to legalise marijuana December 11, 2013Uruguay's parliament votes to legalise the cultivation, sale and consumption of marijuana - the first country to do so.
- Review of hospital A&Es confirmed December 11, 2013The way A&E departments at three north Wales hospitals operate is under review, the health minister confirms.
- Jail sentence for PIP implant boss December 10, 2013The founder of French company PIP, which distributed defective breast implants, is sentenced to four years in prison for fraud.
- Could diabetes drug slow Alzheimer's? December 10, 2013A trial has begun to see whether a drug used to treat diabetes can slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.