The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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The prostitutes who use anti-HIV pills instead of condoms
BBC Africa's Sophie Ikenye visits an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, in London, where global attitudes to medicine are translated into art.
Higher wages and corruption fears are driving Bulgaria's junior doctors to move west
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed landmark legislation banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.
Experts are concerned that children's fitness levels are declining as a study finds many cannot run as fast as their parents did.
'I thought my life had turned into The Truman Show'
The man who can 'taste' every London Tube station
Tal Golesworthy used ideas borrowed from the garden and aeroplane industry to mend his heart.
Fruit bats harbour more deadly viruses than was previously thought
A Cheshire schoolgirl has become the youngest person to donate stem cells to a non-relative, according to the bone marrow register.
Hospitals in England will be made to publish monthly updates on nursing figures in their wards from April next year.
A doctor is jailed for 15 months after being found guilty of carrying out attacks against his family.
Staff at Withybush Hospital are told that consultant and doctor-led care at the maternity unit will end next March, BBC Wales understands.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt unveils a series of measures to make the NHS more trustworthy in response to the Stafford Hospital scandal.
Margaret Batty, WaterAid’s director of policy and campaigns, explains the UN's World Toilet Day.
A midwife who left a baby face down in a stationery cupboard is guilty of failing to provide appropriate clinical care, a tribunal rules.
In 2006, Frank and Janet Robinson's son John died with a ruptured spleen, hours after being treated at Stafford Hospital, for what his doctor diagnosed as bruised ribs.
Is cycling getting more dangerous or becoming safer?
The BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani visits a field hospital set up by German and Belgian medics in Palo, near Tacloban.
Researchers are trying to find out what goes through shoppers' heads when they pick up special offers at the supermarket.