Quit smoking campaign Stoptober backs e-cigs for first time

Stoptober promotes vaping for the first time, as studies suggest a record for successful quit attempts.

Court ruling not needed to withdraw care, judge says

Court consent will not be needed to remove nutrition from patients in a permanent vegetative state.

Nine in 10 GPs rated good or outstanding

Inspectors praise innovation by GPs as they outperform hospitals, mental health and social care in ratings.

Chronic fatigue therapy 'could help teenagers', study says

But ME charities said using children and young people in trials like this could damage their lives and health.

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

Understanding the first moments of life could lead to better IVF and explain why women miscarry.

Life-extending lung cancer nivolumab drug approved

The drug nivolumab, denied to writer AA Gill on the NHS, will be available to patients in England.

Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers.

Facebook trial lets users hide alcohol adverts

The social network is testing a tool that will let people hide categories of ads for the first time.

Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale

Some women needed a hysterectomy to remove the sterilisation device Essure.

MMR vaccine first-dose target met in England

By the age of five, 95% of children are being vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella.