BBC News - Health
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A flashing light therapy might help ward off Alzheimer’s, say scientists after successful trials in mice.
A flu outbreak closes a school for five days after almost a third of pupils and members of staff were struck by the virus.
An Egyptian woman, said to weigh 500kg, is to be airlifted to India for weight reduction surgery.
A neonatal nurse who has dedicated 50 years of her life to caring for thousands of newborn babies has said "it's time to retire".
For a second day, Paris is cutting car numbers according to odd or even licence plates. Do such schemes work?
A woman has given birth to her own grandchild by having a surrogate baby for her daughter.
Drugs giant Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2m by the regulator for overcharging the NHS.
A five-year-old child born genetically male will grow up as a sterilised female after a court ruling.
Rising numbers of patients are facing long waits for beds in hospitals in England, the BBC finds.
Research casts doubt on a global mission to use cleaner-burning stoves, to prevent pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children.
An 'overworked' pharmacist gave out the wrong pills to a grandmother who later died, a court hears.
The brother of a patient in a Kenyan hospital tells the BBC's World Have Your Say he thinks the doctors' strike over pay is "inhumane".
A look at the factors involved in how a woman will give birth.
Scotland should follow England's lead and routinely weigh pupils while they are at primary school, a cancer charity recommends.
Doing half an hour of exercise three times a week may boost men's sperm count, scientists have found.
A great-grandmother has life-saving cancer surgery - at the age of 102, and without a general anaesthetic.
People who regularly trim or remove all their pubic hair are at greater risk of STIs, research suggests.
A 21-year-old bone cancer patient says he's been overwhelmed by the support of friends who've raised more than £56,000 to help him achieve his bucket list.
The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.
The UK government publishes draft legislation for a tax on sugary drinks to begin from April 2018.