The family that doesn't feel pain

The experience of six related Italians may help to find a new treatment for people with chronic pain.

Parents giving children alcohol too young, researchers say

Giving youngsters too many takeaways is also criticised as a health risk by the researchers.

Disabled man's cancer care criticised

The family of disabled man Ian Shaw were told he was dying - now he is responding well to cancer treatment.

Almost half of under-25s 'never use a condom with a new partner'

Public Health England launches a new campaign to get more people thinking about using condoms.

Haemophilia A trial results 'mind-blowing'

Doctors use gene therapy to correct the defect that causes haemophilia A.

Is size important when it comes to wine glasses?

If your wine was served in a smaller glass, would you drink less of it?

Four Seasons Health Care gains breathing space

Four Seasons Health Care, which looks after 17,000 elderly residents, has secured its future for now.

NHS in England told to reveal avoidable deaths data

Most NHS trusts in England will publish information on deaths caused by failings in patient care by 2018.

Joe Biden comforts John McCain's daughter over cancer

The ex-VP offers words of advice on the senator's cancer during an emotional TV talk show encounter.

Liver surgeon Simon Bramhall marked initials on patients

Simon Bramhall admits marking his initials on the livers of two transplant patients.