BBC News - Health
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Almost a quarter of all deaths in England and Wales were potentially avoidable, figures for 2014, published by the Office for National Statistics, suggest.
A hospital in London is giving out baby boxes, containing a starter kit of clothes, nappies and toys, to all new parents.
The winners of the All in the Mind awards are announced
If your child has eczema it is fine to give them a dunk in the bath every day, as long as you apply lots of moisturiser to their skin afterwards, US experts say.
Thirteen cases of measles and another 10 probable cases are found at a secondary school.
A single dose of an experimental vaccine can protect mice against the Zika virus, raising renewed hope of a vaccine for humans, say scientists
Dr Kieran Breen explains how aspirin, in liquid form, could provide a cure for brain tumours
Scientists say they have found a large helium gas field in Tanzania, amid concerns global supplies are running out.
Dr Michael Mosley investigates Britain's most secretive and controversial military research base, Porton Down, on its 100th anniversary.
Playing simple card games, such as snap, can help stroke patients with their recovery, research suggests.
A Wimbledon win may be down to pumping iron in the gym, according to researchers who say the most successful elite male players of modern times are more muscular.
The CEO of the 2016 Olympics has addressed concerns about Zika, the economy and the impact of the games on Brazil.
A doctor who treated victims of the Orlando massacre talks of the mental scars left by what he experienced.
Three US healthcare organisations are reportedly being held to ransom by a hacker who stole data on hundreds of thousands of patients.
High numbers of younger teenagers are risking tooth decay and obesity by regularly having high-sugar sport drinks, dental experts say.
People who watched Wales' Euro 2016 game against England on television saw alcohol marketing almost once every minute during play, a study finds.
A support group for unpaid carers is set up so people can finally know their rights.
UK science must fight to make sure it is not an after-thought as Britain renegotiates its relationship with the EU, say research leaders.
Having cake at work to celebrate colleagues' birthdays, engagements or just surviving the week is a danger to health, warns a senior dentist.
A surgeon is struck off for mistakenly removing a patient's testicle and then trying to cover up his error.