BBC News - Health
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Learning difficulties are more common in children conceived during winter months, according to new research.
Ecstasy is getting stronger and experts are worried the negative effects the drug has on people are getting worse.
Can treating the immune system lead to a revolution in treating depression?
A shortage of HIV testing could undermine global efforts to diagnose and treat people with the infection, warn experts from the World Health Organization.
With ecstasy, or MDMA, being bought more freely on the dark net, the drug is growing in popularity - and in strength.
The Met Office issues heatwave alerts across the south and east of England, with temperatures expected to exceed 30C (86F) in some areas.
Doctors are warning musicians to clean the inside of their wind or brass instruments regularly, to protect them from a fatal condition that's being called "bagpipe lung."
Urgent action is needed to deal with underfunding, staff pay rise issues and the increase in elderly people facing the care sector, the chairman of Care Forum Wales says.
A County Antrim man who was unaware that a "do not resuscitate" (DNR) order had been placed on his medical file says he feels his human rights have been violated.
Trumpeters, saxophonists and pipers beware - playing a wind instrument could damage your lungs, say doctors.
Gargling with simple mouthwash might be a way to halt the spread of gonorrhoea, researchers believe.
A confidential review of the government's plans for a seven-day NHS has identified 13 risks, according to the Guardian and Channel 4 News.
In a video diary for the BBC, an Aleppo obstetrician performs an emergency caesarean section during one of the city's many power blackouts.
The mental well-being of teenage girls in England has worsened in recent years, says research for the Department for Education.
Fewer people are dying or suffering from heart disease in Wales, according to an annual report.
A mother is keen to raise awareness of toxic shock syndrome after her son's case was misdiagnosed as tonsillitis.
Spider silk is used to create a superlens for a microscope, allowing Bangor University scientists to view objects previously deemed "invisible".
US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer confirms it will buy a cancer drug firm Medivation for about $14bn (£10.7bn).
Argentina is one of the world's largest exporters of genetically-modified soya. It's big business, but some local residents fear herbicides used by the industry could be making them sick.
A new study aims to detect the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease before a person has any obvious clinical symptoms.