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The number of organ transplants is continuing to rise, but the UK still lags behind other countries, official figures show.
Long forgotten vials of smallpox left in a cardboard box are discovered by a government scientist at a research centre near Washington, officials say.
Health officials in West Africa say 25 more people have died from Ebola since 3 July, taking the total number of deaths to 518.
Around half of the genes that influence a child's reading ability also play a role in how easily they learn maths, say scientists.
A test which predicts the prognosis for patients with one of the most common forms of chronic leukaemia has been developed at Cardiff University.
Hospital parking fees are a stealth tax, and need to be cut or abolished, says Tory MP Robert Halfon.
Scientists describe the development of a new blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer's as a 'major step forward'
5 live's David Grundy visits an alcohol treatment centre to find out if they can ease pressure on A&E services.
As an official report prepares to highlight the impact of loneliness, the BBC's Tim Muffett has been to see one project in Gateshead which uses chickens to help ease social isolation.
British scientists say they have made a major step forward in developing a blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
Exactly what is "raw" chocolate and is it more healthy?
A clinic used sperm from the wrong donor as part of fertility treatment, the regulator says.
The NHS still has a long way to go to improve the way it handles complaints, although there are signs of improvement, a survey suggests.
Will today's children really die earlier than their parents?
British scientists have made a "major step forwards" in developing a blood test for Alzheimer's disease.
GPs are being encouraged to prescribe trips to lunch clubs and museums as part of new measures to tackle loneliness.
Senior neuroscientists attack a major European project aiming to simulate the human brain.
A contraceptive computer chip that can be controlled by remote control has been developed in Massachusetts.
Chris Hopson, who represents NHS foundation trusts, says the NHS is going through the longest squeeze in its history.
A US citizen is being tested for Ebola in Ghana, officials say, as health workers battle to contain the deadly West African outbreak.