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The World Health Organization says all men who have sex with men should be offered antiretroviral drugs to help reduce the number of new HIV infections.
Many NHS trusts in England have temporarily shut maternity units in the past year, commonly because of lack of staff and beds, a BBC investigation shows.
NHS England says it does not know how many hospital beds are needed to deal with increasing demand for children's mental health services.
A child born in the US with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus, doctors say.
The five key financial challenges for the NHS.
The new president of the Royal College of Surgeons says the 18-week waiting target for routine operations in England should be reviewed.
Fears are being raised the NHS in England will no longer be free at the point of use - up to now a key principle for the health service - within 10 years.
Parasites infected with malaria can hide inside bone marrow and evade the body's defences, research confirms.
Ed Miliband calls for David Cameron to "correct the record" over hospital waiting times claims.
Vulnerable patients should be offered their own personal health and care budgets, the NHS England boss says.
Sensitive medical information about patients was sent mistakenly by a health board to another patient, a data protection watchdog has discovered.
The number of organ transplants carried out in the UK has reached a new record - with more than 4,600 patients benefiting from operations last year.
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Researchers say TB rates in children may be 25% higher than current estimates by the World Health Organization.
Pregnant women or those who have just given birth need closer attention for signs of potentially life-threatening sepsis, a study says.
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.