'Steep rise' in self-harm among teenage girls

Researchers say it is likely the increase is real and not just down to better awareness from GPs.

Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss'

Eye experts warn of nasty infections and even sight loss if they are not used safely.

Hundreds of families block organ donation

Legally, consent lies with the deceased, but in practice, relatives' wishes are always respected.

Protein 'can stop viruses developing'

Researchers at the University of the West of Scotland had already established the same protein can suppress cancer.

Women 'deserve apology' over vaginal mesh implants

Hundreds of women say the vaginal implants left them in pain and unable to walk, work or have sex.

Dyslexia link to eye spots confusing brain, say scientists

Experts say the findings are exciting but unlikely to explain the causes for all dyslexia.

Pre-sex HIV drug 'no-brainer' for NHS

Prep treatment could prevent a quarter of new HIV cases and save the NHS millions, experts calculate.

Chicken food poisoning levels falling

The bug campylobacter, present in some chickens, is the leading cause of food poisoning in the UK.

'Go to the dentist and get fined £100'

Dentists warn that thousands of vulnerable people are wrongly being fined over dental treatment.

Children 'embarrassed by tipsy parents'

Adults do not have to drink a lot for children to notice changes in their behaviour, a study says.