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Indonesia fights 'extraordinary' diphtheria outbreak that has killed 32

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian health authorities will launch an immunization drive next week to contain a sharp rise in cases of diphtheria, which has killed at least 32 people, including many children, in the world's fourth most populous country this year.

A mother's loneliness

When Lauren Thomas, 19, became a mother, she found the experience incredibly lonely.

Obamacare insurance options dwindle for neediest U.S. patients

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Josh Brookhart has four health insurers to choose from in Seattle's King County for 2018, more than many Americans like him who buy coverage on the Obamacare individual market.

Roche drug cocktail doubles chance of holding lung cancer at bay

ZURICH (Reuters) - Adding Roche's immunotherapy Tecentriq to older drugs doubled the percentage of lung cancer patients who survived a year without their disease advancing, an outcome some experts on Thursday labeled unprecedented.

'Stark' increase in overweight youngsters

The highest rise in carrying excess weight occurs between the ages of seven and 11, data suggests.

Long A&E waits: 3m a year wait over four hours

Nurses and doctors fear patients are being put at risk after numbers waiting over four hours doubles.