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Finding the right drugs to care for Kenya's HIV orphans
The Americans seeing a doctor for the first time in years
The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States has fallen by a third in the past 10 years, a new study finds.
At least six passengers on the Malaysia Airlines plane were heading to a major international Aids conference in Australia.
A bill to legalise assisted dying has passed its second reading in the Lords on Friday without a vote.
Twelve babies have been born using a potentially safer way of getting eggs for use in IVF with the hormone kisspeptin, UK doctors say.
Legalising assisting dying would mean "less suffering not more deaths", says Lord Falconer as his bill on the issue passes its second reading in the House of Lords.
Fergus Walsh reflections on one of the most significant issues facing society
The European Commission has responded to criticism of its billion-euro Human Brain Project, declaring confidence that objections will be satisfied.
Actor Sir Patrick Stewart has joined campaigners on a march in support of assisted dying, as the House of Lords debate a new attempt to change the law.
England's major A&E units have now missed the waiting time target for 52 weeks in a row, official figures show.
Can you force children to eat healthfully?
Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer, about a student with Asperger's syndrome who investigates a murder, wins a top award for crime novel of the year.
Obese women may have a "food learning impairment" that could explain their attitude to food, research from Yale School of Medicine suggests.
Doctors are told to offer cholesterol-lowering statins to millions more people in a massive and controversial expansion in prescribing.
The young medic who discovered the deadly Ebola bug
Nearly 20,000 patients have been discharged from Welsh hospitals late at night over the last two years, research by the Liberal Democrats shows.
Care Minister Norman Lamb says he has changed his mind and is now in favour of a law on assisted dying in certain circumstances.
"Morning people", who are more alert early in the day, are more likely to cheat and behave unethically in the night hours, researchers claim.
Grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality, after pioneering experiments in pigs.