- Caesarean sections 'affect human evolution' December 5, 2016The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.
- Pubic hair grooming 'STI risk linked to skin tears' December 6, 2016People who regularly trim or remove all their pubic hair are at greater risk of STIs, research suggests.
- UK pushes ahead with sugar tax December 5, 2016The UK government publishes draft legislation for a tax on sugary drinks to begin from April 2018.
- Margaret and Angus Mayer's family raise dementia care concerns December 5, 2016A family criticises social services following the deaths of an elderly couple, saying their father struggled to care for their mother with Alzheimer's.
- HIV 'game-changer' now on NHS December 4, 2016A drug that dramatically reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will now be given to patients by the NHS in England.
- Health advisers call for minimum alcohol unit pricing December 2, 2016Minimum pricing of alcohol in England would improve the health of the heaviest drinkers, health experts say.
- Parkinson's disease 'may start in gut' December 2, 2016The brain disorder Parkinson's disease may actually start with bacteria living in the gut, according to scientists.
- BMA calls for complete ban on smoking in vehicles December 5, 2016The Scottish government should ban smoking in vehicles completely, according to the British Medical Association.
- Wales' top-paid locum doctor paid £183,000 in 2015-16 December 3, 2016Wales' top-earning locum doctor was paid £183,000 in 2015-16, with the amount spent on temporary workers across Wales doubling in three years.
- Elton John says HIV 'end in sight' in West December 2, 2016Sir Elton John says, with improved testing, the end of HIV "is in sight" in Western countries.