BBC News - Health
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Meet Fama Ka, the visually impaired woman who runs free braille classes to teach blind people in her neighbourhood how to read.
UN health experts recommend cutting the standard dose of yellow fever vaccine by 80% in emergencies, amid an outbreak in Angola and DR Congo.
New research by the BBC's Breakfast programme shows an increase in the number of people in England and Wales who are middle-aged or elderly and struggling with eating disorders.
Rebecca Rosen, a GP from a busy London practice, says pressures on the service risk "budget airline" style medicine.
Intensive physical exercise four hours after learning is the key to remembering information learnt, say Dutch researchers.
A pioneering pair of cancer drugs that unleash the immune system on tumours will be paid for by the NHS in England.
The US city of Philadelphia introduces a tax on carbonated sugary drinks, despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it.
Two leading public health organisations call for the possession and personal use of all illegal drugs to be decriminalised in the UK.
A "consistently failing" NHS patient helpline is rated inadequate in a "damning" report.
One of the UK's busiest ambulance services is being investigated after reports of bullying and harassment and a dispatch system described as "unfit for purpose".
An ambulance trust is being investigated after reports of bullying and harassment and an "unfit for purpose" dispatch system.
The cancer risk of coffee has been downgraded, with experts concluding there is inadequate evidence to suggest it causes the disease.
The UK is seeing a small but "extremely worrying" rise in the number of children developing a type of diabetes that is linked to obesity and unhealthy lifestyles, experts warn.
A coroner says gifted teenager, Edward Mallen, who took his own life fell through the cracks of an underfunded mental health service.
The World Health Organization sees a "very low risk" of the Zika virus spreading internationally as a result of the Brazil Olympics.
The Department of Health says it's going to review a law which means that gay men can't donate for 12 months after having sex.
Opinion is divided over the threat to visitors at this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, as Wyre Davies reports.
5 live finds out how pathologists are conducting post-mortems without the need for a scalpel.
Scotland's first graduate entry courses for medicine are to start at St Andrews and Dundee University in 2018.
More than half of organs transplanted since a new system came into effect were from people whose consent was deemed.