BBC News - Health
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An investigation into clusters of cancer cases around Sellafield and Dounreay nuclear sites finds they were very unlikely to have been caused by radiation exposure.
A heroin overdose antidote kit has saved hundreds of lives since a change in UK law one year ago - but does it make heroin users feel it is safer to use the drug?
Six babies are affected by an outbreak of the "superbug" MRSA in a Cambridge hospital's neonatal maternity unit.
Scientists are investigating whether prescribing holidays, music or a change of scene might boost our immune system and help us to fight off disease.
One in 10 unpaid carers who called 999 or took their loved one to A&E did so because they did not know where else to go, a report by Carers UK suggests.
One in six young people eat fast food twice a day, according to a survey of the nation's eating habits.
Ethical questions around a new gene editing technology need to be considered now - even though its use may be some way off, experts say.
Alice Thompson, 17, is in treatment for her mental health problems, which include anxiety and self-harm.
Pick the issue you want BBC health correspondent Nick Triggle to look into.
Young women are the highest risk group for mental health problems, according to new data released by NHS Digital.
Campaigners are concerned that a highly accurate test that can identify babies with Down's syndrome during pregnancy will lead to more terminations.
A 10th of children have a "monkey-like" immune system that stops them developing Aids, researchers say.
Taking a common kind of painkiller is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, a study suggests.
NHS trusts in England paid out more than £1.4bn in medical negligence claims last year, up from £583m in 2008.
An NHS ambulance trust that serves the South East of England is to be put into special measures following a damning report by inspectors.
Nursing homes are closing at the rate of one per week in England, due mainly to a shortage of nurses, official figures suggest.
One in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed in an emergency had "red flag" symptoms that should have been picked up earlier, says a study in the British Journal of Cancer.
The widow of a Falklands war veteran who is trying to prevent the destruction of their frozen embryos takes her fight to the High Court on Wednesday.
Adolescents with spots tend to stay looking youthful for longer, new research suggests.
Junior doctors wait to hear whether the High Court in England will agree to stop the government imposing a new contract.