The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Skeletons unearthed by London's Crossrail are victims of the Black Death and may be part of a mass grave, forensic tests reveal.
Victorino Chua appears in court charged with murdering three people at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport in 2011.
Did the NHS get lucky this winter?
When it comes to detecting lies, you should trust your instinct, research suggests.
A mild winter has meant pressure on A&E wards across the UK has not been as severe as predicted.
Two people in England have developed tuberculosis after contact with a domestic cat, Public Health England has announced.
The moment a 39-year-old woman hears for the first time in her life, thanks to cochlear implants, is captured on video.
The deaths of five babies are among 11 under investigation at the Northern Health Trust.
A woman from Gateshead has heard sound for the first time after her cochlear implants were switched on.
The first clinic of its kind in Europe has opened at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with the aim of finding a cure for one of the rarest types of cancer.
Nearly two thirds of England's major A&Es missed the waiting time target this winter, BBC analysis shows.
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A male nurse is arrested again in connection with the poisoning of patients at Stockport's Stepping Hill Hospital.
Public Health England has said it will look into researching the impact the recent storms can have on mental health.
Women who are at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer could benefit from a significant breakthrough by researchers in Northern Ireland.
Opticians say people are so addicted to things like smart phones there's increasing risk of damaging their eyes.
Scientists say they have found a way of diagnosing different types of bowel disease by testing the smells given off by patients' stools.
Laws banning smoking in public places have had a positive impact on child health, an international study in the Lancet says.
Six million Americans have signed up for health insurance through President Barack Obama's signature healthcare overhaul programme, he says.
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