Rise in reports of polio-like illness being investigated

Public Health England says there has been a rise in cases of acute flaccid paralysis.

Processed meats and ready meals 'still too high in salt'

Average salt reduction targets set for these foods have not been met, a Public Health England report finds.

Prosecutors investigate spinal implant

Swiss prosecutors have launched an investigation into a failed spinal implant approved by UK regulators.

Vanuatu uses drones to deliver vaccines to remote island

Vital medicines are flown to a remote Vanuatu village in what will now become a regular service.

Voice changes may show your date fancies you

Men and women put on a different voice if they are trying to pull someone, a study suggests.

Banning sweets at supermarket checkouts 'works'

Removing the temptation stops unhealthy impulse buying, a large UK study suggests.

Skin creams can lead to fire deaths

Products for conditions such as eczema can leave people at risk of setting themselves ablaze, experts warn.

Facebook banned mastectomy nipple tattoo pictures

Gemma Winstanley's nipple tattoos for mastectomy patients were deemed "sexual content" by Facebook.

Gently stroking babies 'provides pain relief'

A study monitored the brain activity of babies when they had a blood test while being stroked.

NHS Fife offers patients hip replacement day surgery

NHS Fife is the first health board in Scotland to perform hip replacements as day surgery for suitable patients.