Entries by BBC News

‘Supermodel granny’ drug extends life in animals

The drug is already being tested in people, but whether it would have the same effect is unknown.

DIY kits may see million more cervical-cancer tests

One million more women would have life-saving checks if the NHS adopted self-testing, researchers estimate.

Free drink refills could be banned in Wales

The Welsh government has made a number of proposals to restrict promotion of unhealthy food and drink.

Diabetic patient used social media to find insulin

A woman living with diabetes urges better communication over the supply of essential drugs.

‘My consultant told me I was a medical mystery’

Women who were in pain for years without answers want greater awareness around their condition.

More money and staff – so why isn’t the NHS more productive?

Labour has launched an investigation into what’s wrong with the NHS. Is productivity the place to start?

NHS rolls out ‘speedy’ MS injection

NHS chiefs say the injection form of the medicine can help save patients’ and clinicians’ time.

Scientists start human testing of Marburg virus vaccine

University of Oxford researchers start in-human vaccine trial to treat highly fatal Marburg virus.

Narcissists mellow with age, study suggests

They do not fully grow out of a sense of self-importance, the survey of more than 37,000 people suggests.

I was arrested because of my baby’s birthmark

Laxmi Thapa was arrested after her six-month-old son’s birthmark’s were mistaken for bruising.