DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

The rare declaration comes after Ebola killed more than 1,600 people in DR Congo.

Skin cancer risk 'not just from holiday sun'

Cancer Research warns people in the UK to protect their skin at home and not only when they are away.

Child mental health unit referrals 'up nearly 50%'

The figures, which are across the UK, are 'deeply worrying', say the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Children with gender identity issues 'need help from all sides'

Referrals to NHS gender identity clinics have more than tripled in the past five years.

Menstrual cups 'as reliable as tampons'

Scientific review shows they are as leakproof as other sanitary products, say researchers.

Luton house transformed to help parents of sick children

The former 1930s council house will support 420 families a year and has five bedrooms.

Lister Hospital IT issue: 'No harm' has come to patients

A trust had found almost 15,000 patients may have been affected by a failure to pass on medical updates.

Tafida Raqeeb: Parents bid to get daughter treated in Italy

Doctors treating Tafida Raqeeb in the UK have said it is in her best interests to be allowed to die.

Scotland has highest drug death rate in EU

The number of drug-related deaths in the country soared last year, with the rate now three times that of the UK as a whole.

Anorexia stems from body as well as mind – study

The eating disorder charity Beat said the findings were groundbreaking.