The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Morning flu jabs provoke a stronger immune response than those given in the afternoon, a trial shows.
BBC News looks at the issues at stake in the junior doctors argument with the government and asks whether a resolution is in sight.
Neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan wins the £30,000 Wellcome Book Prize for her book about psychosomatic illness, It's All in Your Head.
Bed bugs appear to have a strong preference for particular colours - a quirk that could be used against the troublesome pests, say scientists.
Pembrokeshire council is being recommended to close a Haverfordwest care home, with nine jobs being lost.
Planned all-out strikes by junior doctors in England this week could threaten the safety of patients, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt warns.
Most people suffering with eating disorders in Japan are not receiving any medical or psychological support, according to doctors.
A group of MPs has called on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to pilot the use of a new NHS contract in a bid to end the ongoing row with junior doctors.
A group of MPs calls on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to pilot the use of a new NHS contract in a bid to end the ongoing row with junior doctors.
A complete picture of what the immune system attacks to cause type 1 diabetes is revealed by scientists.
'This is what it's like to pee after female genital mutilation'
More than 100,000 patients are expected to have appointments postponed or operations delayed as a result of next week's strike by junior doctors, NHS England says.
Restaurants should offer tap water to families eating out rather than waiting for customers to ask for it, say councils in England and Wales.
An investigation into an outbreak of a new virus in Australia has uncovered cases of developmental delays and brain damage in children.
Why is there so much sugar in 'savoury' food?
Why I kept quiet about my cancer, just like Victoria
What's it like to run the London Marathon with no sight?
Surgeons say they are worried overweight patients and smokers in England and Wales are having surgery delayed or denied to save money.
British men are dangerously ignorant of the prostate gland, according to a men's health charity.
People sleep less well in an unfamiliar place as the brain's left side stays alert for danger, a study suggests.