BBC News - Health
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The Royal College of Surgeons is offering patients seeking cosmetic surgery practical advice about how to pick the right hospital and doctor.
The number of medical school places will increase by 25% in 2018 as ministers unveil plans to make the NHS in England "self-sufficient" in training doctors.
The problem of women being torn during childbirth has for years been exacerbated by improper care and an unwillingness to speak about the issue, experts say. Two women want to change this.
James Lind is remembered as the man who helped to conquer a killer disease but why did the Royal Navy take nearly 50 years to act on his findings?
Girls in the UK are markedly less confident about their looks than they were five years ago, suggests research by Girlguiding.
When Norma Bauerschmidt was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she immediately refused treatment, opting to spend her final days on an incredible road trip.
Family and former colleagues reflect on the legacy of Professor Frank Pantridge, the inventor of the portable defibrillator.
Some businesses in Poland close for the day as thousands of women go on strike to protest against proposals for a total ban on abortion.
The 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi for discoveries about the secrets of how cells can remain healthy by recycling waste.
On average, 185 operations were carried out every week in the UK in 2014-15 to amputate the limbs of people with complications linked to diabetes.
A campaign that aims to tackle the stigma around mental health is given £20m in funding from the Department of Health, Comic Relief and Big Lottery Fund.
Tens of thousands of people claiming the main benefit for long-term sickness will no longer face repeated medical assessments to keep their payments.
A fellow student's death has spurred meningitis survivor Lyndon Longhorne to renew his campaign to make young people aware of the disease.
The man with Type 2 diabetes who is fighting his sugar compulsion.
Animal tuberculosis, which is spread through contaminated food, is a greater threat to human health than previously realised, leading doctors and vets warn.
Caroline Aherne’s brother has told BBC Radio 5 live’s Emma Barnett that he thought his sister would survive cancer.
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.