BBC News - Health
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Leadership challenger Owen Smith sets out a series of policies to tackle inequality and says Labour should be "smashing the Conservatives".
A drug appears to slow the death of the brain and preserve mental function in patients with Alzheimer's disease, a study shows.
The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded the discovery of an important gene in the neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says.
Those undergoing the menopause after the age of 55 have an elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.
Test your knowledge of which nations are the tallest and which have grown the most over the past century.
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers a dilemma over possible malaria prevention.
Growing pressures are leading UK hospitals to increasingly rely on premium overtime pay to get consultants to do extra work, with one paid £375,000 last year, the BBC finds.
The prospect of using cloning to treat humans has been boosted by new evidence suggests that it can be used safely in animals.
Japanese scientists say watching TV for hours can raise the risk of you dying from a blood clot.
Mark Williams, chief executive of the British egg industry council, tells Radio 4's Today programme they are "absolutely delighted"
A toddler with a "one in almost nine million" blood disorder finds a matching stem cell donor after a two-year search.
When it comes to height, Dutch men and Latvian women tower over all other nationalities, a new study reveals.
The areas of the brain involved in complex thought are the ones that change the most during the teenage years, research shows.
Pregnant women should no longer be told not to eat raw or lightly cooked eggs, a food safety committee recommends.
A woman with the Zika virus gives birth in Spain to a baby with microcephaly, said to be the first such birth registered in Europe.
Sophie Proud starts her placement as a student nurse at the ward which saved her life when she was born prematurely.
Only 20% of patients who see a GP with suspected inflammatory arthritis are referred to a specialist within three days, the target set by NICE, an audit suggests.
Recent studies suggest that condom use is on the decline in South Africa - so how do women there get their partners to use condoms?
The loss of European funding for medical research could cost the lives of some vulnerable children, Great Ormond Street Hospital says.
NHS bosses in England are accused by MPs of not being tough enough in tackling delays in discharging medically fit patients from hospital.