UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today in Jerusalem and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Wednesday is a bid to ease tensions in the region. (Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters)

UN condemns attacks on hospitals in war zones, demands protection of hospitals

Deliberate attacks on hospitals amount to “war crimes,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said just hours after a hospital was targeted in the Syrian city of Aleppo. “Let us be clear: Intentional and direct... Read more »
Striking doctors outside Sandwell General in West Bromwich, where bosses attempted to get staff to work by declaring an emergency hours before the industrial action was due to start

Junior Doctors in UK go on strike for first time in 40 years

4,000 operations have been cancelled and patients warned to stay away as thousands of junior doctors around the UK have begun a 24-hour strike Thousands of Junior Doctors across Britain are striking... Read more »

World-first register to track fertility of Australian cancer patients being developed in Sydney

With more people surviving cancer, preserving a patient’s fertility so they can become a parent is more important than ever. But how best to do that is not always clear because there... Read more »