Vaginal seeding after Caesarean 'risky', warn doctors

Swabs of vaginal bacteria, which some say helps the immune system, may be doing more harm than good.

Green man road crossings 'too fast'

Guidance calls for councils in England to make it easier for elderly and disabled people to cross the road.

Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

The payout - to a woman who developed ovarian cancer - is the largest award so far against the firm.

HIV home-testing kits warning

The medicines regulator seizes 114 potentially unreliable home-testing kits.

Matt Dawson's life changed by a tick bite

A bacterial infection spread through the former England rugby player's body after he was bitten.

'Safer' Down's syndrome test to be introduced in Wales

The new test - which has a reduced risk of miscarriage - will be offered from next year.

Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS

Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.

Ashbrooke Care Home closed over 'serious risk to life'

Ashbrooke Care Home is closed after an urgent inspection found failings that posed "serious risk to life".

Inquiry call against health board over killer Kris Wade

Health officials did not follow procedures over sex assault complaints against a worker who later killed his neighbour.