Blood donation rules relaxed for gay men and sex workers

Accurate blood tests mean more groups can give blood safely, experts say.

Boots apologises for morning-after pill response

The company initially said it didn't want to "incentivise inappropriate use" of the pill.

NHS plans to scrap homeopathy treatments

The proposals are criticised for "disproportionately affecting" poorer families.

'Mind-blowing' cows hold clue to beating HIV

The secret to an HIV vaccine may be in a cow's tummy, US researchers say.

Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says

They include hearing loss, smoking, and not finishing secondary education, a study says.

Aids deaths halve as more get drugs

One million people died from Aids last year, according to UNAids.

Half of pupils expelled from school 'mentally ill'

A study suggests if those with undiagnosed problems were included, the rate would be much higher.

'Too many' patients locked in for mental health care

England's health regulator says a high proportion of people should be cared for closer to home.

Plan not to give HPV vaccine to boys causes concern

Decision not to vaccinate boys against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection attracts fierce criticism.

Tobacco firms 'hamper anti-smoking push'

Countries covering two thirds of the world's population now have measures in place to encourage people to stop smoking.