Music 'calms nerves before surgery' as well as sedative

The "world's most relaxing song" could be just as good at calming patients' nerves, a study suggests.

Plant-based milks on the rise: A quarter of Britons are drinking them

Whether it's almond, soy or coconut it seems cow's milk is being ditched for alternatives.

NHS boss: Tax bills could mean 'loss of 60 doctors'

Doctors' refusal to work overtime is the issue, its chief executive warns.

Measles outbreak: Loddon head teacher makes immunisation plea

Loddon head teacher Jim Adams writes to parents after three pupils contract the disease.

Wolverhampton hospital's 'regret' over new mum's death

The trust running Wolverhampton's New Cross says lessons have been learned to better manage sepsis.

UTI home-testing app to help women trialled by NHS

The app guides users through a urine test and allows the results to be analysed online by a pharmacist.

DR Congo Ebola outbreak declared global health emergency

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

Parents of sick and premature babies should get more leave - PM

Theresa May says "it's not fair" parents have to return to work before their baby leaves hospital.

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.