Why a faecal transplant could save your life

Patient’s lives are being saved by poo, but how far can microbial medicine go?

Allied Healthcare: Home care provider seeks rescue plan

Allied Healthcare, one of the UK’s biggest providers of in-home care, blames a “challenging environment”.

Cystic fibrosis: Company urged to lower cost of life-changing drug

Health ministers call on company to lower price of cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi so the NHS can afford it.

‘The gym helps me cope with my OCD’

Gemma has OCD, but has found bodybuilding helps her manage and works as coping strategy.

Is marathon running bad for you?

Some 40,000 runners are due to take part in the London Marathon, but are those 26.2 miles doing us harm?

Gestational diabetes an ‘epidemic’

Experts say more screening is needed to tackle the disease, which affects pregnant women.

Top tips on getting through hot weather with hay fever

With the temperature rising, here are our top tips in reducing your hay fever-induced tears.

Medic suspended over Tipton mother’s sepsis death

An internal investigation will take place at Russells Hall Hospital after Natalie Billingham’s death

London Marathon: How to run in the heat

This London Marathon may break the record for the hottest yet, so how do you run in the heat?

‘World’s worst’ super-gonorrhoea man cured

The patient had a lucky escape say doctors, but now two more cases have been discovered.

Scientists discover protein behind motor neurone disease

An international team found that a protein causes brain cells to die when it is in the jelly phase.

‘I lost legs and part of my face after a dog scratch’

Dr Jaco Nel lost both his legs and all of the fingers on one hand after contracting sepsis.

Ex-MP Tessa Jowell first to donate data to medical database

Former Culture Secretary Baroness Tessa Jowell hopes better cancer treatments can be developed.

Skin implant could help warn of cancer, scientists say

It works by detecting elevated levels of calcium in the blood linked to some cancers.

Being a patient ‘a full-time job’

Rising numbers of people have multiple health conditions, leading to endless appointments and check-ups.

Hans Asperger ‘collaborated with Nazis’ in WWII

A medical journal suggests the renowned autism paediatrician was a Nazi collaborator.

Mental health patients want immediate diagnosis, says report

Research suggests patients would prefer to be told their diagnosis face-to-face.

Thalassaemia gene therapy trial shows ‘encouraging’ results

The treatment meant some patients stopped needing blood transfusions altogether.

Keeping livers ‘alive’ boosts transplant success, trial finds

The alternative to ice involves pumping livers with blood, nutrients and medicines while in a machine.

Malaria experts fear disease’s resurgence

For the first time in 10 years, global malaria cases are no longer falling, and experts are worried.

NHS ransomware attack response criticised

MPs say it is “alarming” plans to improve cyber-security after the Wannacry attack have not been agreed.

Migraine: New drug works when others fail, researchers say

The monthly injection could be approved for NHS use by next year, experts hope.

Vaginal mesh surgery: NHS releases new figures

England’s most senior doctor is told to urgently respond to new data on vaginal mesh surgeries.

NHS apologises to family over mother’s hospital death

The family of mother-of-two Denise Davies agrees a settlement after her death in hospital in 2013.

First double face transplant patient ‘well’ in France

The first person in the world to receive two facial transplants is recovering in a Paris hospital.

Frenchman gets ‘third face’ in new transplant

Jérôme Hamon is the first patient to have two facial transplants and says he is doing well.

Does vaginal seeding boost health?

Does vaginal seeding expose babies to good bacteria or is it too dangerous?

European women twice as likely to be blonde as men, study says

Women from European descent are twice as likely to be naturally blonde as men, a new study suggests.

Doctor due to qualify as GP ‘saved from deportation’

Dr Luke Ong is five months from qualifying as a GP but missed an immigration deadline by 18 days.

Australia flesh-eating ulcer ‘epidemic’ a mystery, doctors say

Doctors say they are perplexed by a “worsening epidemic” in the state of Victoria.