BBC News - Health
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Africa braces for Zika virus
Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil are becoming increasingly concerned the virus may cause eye damage in babies.
GPs in England have "dramatically" reduced the amount of antibiotic prescriptions they prescribe to patients, latest figures reveal.
Plans to scrap student bursaries and charge nurses and other health staff for their degrees in England could backfire, unions are warning.
More than 12,000 people in England are now safer and being looked after better in care homes than they were two years ago, the Care Quality Commission says.
A football league exclusively for men who classed as obese has been launched in Somerset.
An NHS doctor left his family in the UK and joined the Islamic State group in Syria, the BBC learns from leaked IS recruitment papers.
Thousands of people with type-2 diabetes in the UK are missing out on obesity surgery that would slash blood sugars and even lead to remission in some cases, a team of experts say.
Anti-malarial drug Lariam, which can cause severe side-effects, should be the "drug of last resort" for UK troops, MPs on the defence committee say.
A man died from operable cancer after an NHS trust failed to act on advice from another hospital, an ombudsman's report reveals.
Can vegans push themselves to physical extremes?
The spread of Zika is the price being paid for a massive policy failure on mosquito control, says World Health Organization leader Margaret Chan.
"Unloved" GP waiting rooms which are covered in leaflets and tatty magazines can increase patients' anxiety, according to an Edinburgh study.
Rock legend Wilko Johnson on the chance meeting that led to him being cured of cancer, which he had previously been told was terminal.
An Australian feminist group expresses its fury after Facebook rejected an ad it created because of the image it used.
Fat, carbs or protein? What foods make a healthy diet?
From a prototype device which can detect gluten in food to allergy apps, BBC Click's Lara Lewington reports
Thousands of local pharmacies in England are at risk of closure because of cuts by the Department of Health, according to a campaign group.
Advice to eat more fat is irresponsible and potentially deadly, Public Health England's chief nutritionist has said.
As antibiotics resistance grows around the world, for some people even the strongest drugs no longer work