The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Most people cannot financially afford to get cancer, according to a charity, which says being diagnosed with the disease increases people's living costs.
The woman determined to get people discussing womb cancer
Fresh talks aimed at ending the dispute over a new contract for junior doctors in England will get under way later.
Veterans will now be treated at Headley Court military rehabilitation unit as well as serving personnel, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
The BMA says it will re-enter talks with the government over outstanding contract issues for junior doctors in England.
Junior doctor representatives at the British Medical Association are to decide whether to join government talks over the disputed new employment contracts.
Unpaid carers in England are struggling to get the support they need despite new laws introduced to help them, a report by Carers UK says.
The world's sleeping patterns have been revealed by scientists analysing data collected from an app.
Two Major League Baseball games scheduled to take place in Puerto Rico are moved due to players' concerns about the Zika virus.
The ancient remedies that fight bacteria
The former mental health champion for schools in England says the government's decision to axe her role silences young people and teachers.
Everyone has their own personal range of bacteria living on their skin that stays largely unchanged over time, a US study suggests.
The US government unveils new federal rules that include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to people aged under 18.
The government has said it is willing to pause the introduction of the junior doctors' contract for five days from Monday to allow the two sides to talk.
HIV-infected organs have been successfully transplanted into four HIV-positive NHS patients in the UK, for the first time.
Scientists create a portable blood glucose measure for diabetics which uses microwaves instead of pricking the skin.
The health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the negative effects of air pollution, a UK study suggests.
The NHS choir that beat Justin Bieber to the UK's Christmas number one spot in 2015 signs a film deal to tell its story of success.
A hospital trust admits liability after failings at one of its midwife-led units resulted in a baby being stillborn.
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust is rated "outstanding" despite concerns over its new pioneering emergency-only hospital.