People who eat vegan and vegetarian diets have a lower risk of heart disease and a higher risk of stroke, a major study suggests. Read more
A breakthrough in understanding how a virus infects the body could lead to new vaccines and treatments for diseases like cancer, researchers say. Read more
Orthodontists say there has been a large increase in the number of adults getting braces in a bid for straighter teeth. Figures from the British Orthodontic Society (BOC) indicate that the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the UK remains high. Read more
Adults are advised to do muscle-strengthening exercises twice a week, as well as aerobic exercise, to help them stay active for longer, under new guidance from the UK’s top doctors. Read more
A new strain of group A streptococcus, which is able to produce significantly more toxin, is spreading in England and Wales, scientists say. Read more
Two-fifths (40%) of patients on UK hospital wards get no visitors, say the NHS nurses who care for them. Read more
The number of new cases of type 2 diabetes could be stabilising, or even falling, a study suggests. Read more

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