Scots Tories: End free prescriptions
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson says her party would scrap free prescriptions in order to fund 1,000 extra nurses and midwives in the NHS.
Catching a yawn is 'linked to age'
Contagious yawning is linked more closely to age than tiredness or empathy, US researchers find, and reduces as people get older.
More stem cell 'discovery' doubts
A Japanese investigation into a supposedly groundbreaking stem cell study has discovered "inappropriate handling" of the data.
Plea for rare group blood donors
People with blood groups O and B negative are being asked to donate blood, as stocks for both types hit their lowest levels in four years.
'Early access' drugs scheme launched
Severely ill patients and those with rare debilitating conditions could be given new medicines years before they are licensed.
Poor 'face many years of bad health'
People living in the most affluent areas of England can expect almost 20 years' more "good health" than those in the poorest, data suggests.
Takeout food ban 'may fight obesity'
Restricting the number of fast-food outlets around offices and homes could help combat the obesity epidemic, UK researchers say.
NHS pay squeeze sparks strike threat
Unions have reacted with anger to ministers' announcement of a fresh round of below-inflation pay rises for NHS staff in England.
Frozen sperm fight ends in victory
A Birmingham widow's legal battle to keep dead husband's frozen sperm is finally over after the fertility regulator said it would not take the case back to the courts.
'You've got cancer' email warning
A health watchdog is warning that thousands of people have been sent hoax emails suggesting they have cancer.
Rare US woman-to-woman HIV case
US health officials publish details of a rare case of suspected female-to-female HIV infection, reported in the state of Texas.
Statin side-effects questioned
Drugs taken to lower the risk of heart attacks and stroke may have fewer side-effects than claimed, say researchers.
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