BBC News - Health
Updated: 14 min 21 sec ago
A new scanning technique is being tested to see if it can give an early indication of how well cancer drugs are working in patients.
A campaign group that represents bereaved families is demanding the government investigates the way deaths of young people in mental health units are recorded.
An all-out strike by junior doctors will "irreparably damage" trust and the reputation of the profession, NHS England's medical director says.
Across Asia people eat more fish than anywhere else in the world, but there is a potential danger as mercury and other chemicals are found in fish.
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Scientists have unravelled one of the secrets of a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine that may have promise for fighting cancer.
Uganda's only radiotherapy machine used for treating cancer is broken beyond repair, the country's main cancer unit says.
Scientists have made a significant leap towards mass producing platelets - the part of the blood that forms clots.
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Fresh talks to break the deadlock in the junior doctor dispute in England have been ruled out by the government as the latest strike ends.
Gestational diabetes - which affects the growth of developing babies - is being diagnosed too late, warn scientists.
The BBC has been asking shoppers what they think of the idea of being given food labels with exercise advice.
A common drug, lithium, could hold the key to long life, in flies at least, according to research.
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A woman from Northern Ireland who has taken abortion pills bought online has said she has done nothing to be ashamed of.
The chief executive of a NHS trust criticised by the Care Quality Commission over its failure to investigate deaths says she will not resign.
A mother in Nebraska in the US has heard the heartbeat of a man who received her son's heart in a transplant.