BBC News - Health
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A expandable tube, or stent, inserted into the bowels of cancer patients can cut the odds of them needing a colostomy bag, cancer doctors say.
A great-grandfather becomes one of the first in the UK to be treated for a stroke, using stem cells.
Cancer is entering a "new era" of personalised medicine with drugs targeted to the specific weaknesses in each patient's tumour, say doctors.
Hundreds of nurses and midwives are expected to join a demonstration in London calling for a rethink of plans to scrap maintenance grants for students in England.
Parents in the UK may be inadvertently feeding their babies and toddlers larger portions than they need, experts warn.
The UK's chief inspector of air accidents is the leading contender to run a new organisation which aims to make the NHS in England safer.
A new combination of chemotherapy drugs should become the main therapy for pancreatic cancer, say UK researchers.
Four members of an anti-obesity campaign have resigned after a controversial report suggesting low-fat and lower cholesterol diets are having "disastrous health consequences".
A flat lens made of paint whitener on a sliver of glass could revolutionise optics, its US inventors say.
Researchers say that only 0.5% of weight-loss apps have been developed by a certified health organisation or university.
A virtual reality app aims to provide a sense of what it is like to live with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
The BBC speaks to a victim of racism within the NHS, after a report found black and ethnic minority staff in England are more likely to report bullying and harassment than white colleagues.
Northern Ireland's lifetime ban on gay men donating blood to be lifted.
Men with larger waistlines could be at higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer, a study suggests.
A high-calorie, mega milkshake known as a "freakshake" is causing queues outside cafes and giving health campaigners sleepless nights.
A new organisation designed to make the NHS in England safer must have its independence guaranteed in law, a cross-party committee of MPs says.
Black and ethnic minority staff working in the NHS are more likely to report being bullied or harassed than their white colleagues, the first national review by NHS England suggests.
Chris Roberts, his wife Jayne and daughter Kate recorded their experience of dementia using video diaries and CCTV.
Scientists say they have found a gene that causes a rare but inherited form of multiple sclerosis.
One in five people with motor neurone disease waits more than a year to see a brain specialist for help with diagnosis, a snapshot survey by the MND Association suggests.