BBC News - Health
Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS
Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.
Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'
Four years after children in a study took the oral treatment, 70% had no allergic reaction to peanuts.
Time spent frail in old age 'doubles'
More care homes are needed as an ageing population puts pressure on services, researchers suggest.
Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials
Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.
Plants 'hijacked' to make polio vaccine
A breakthrough could lead to easier, faster and cheaper vaccines.
Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months
The overall caseload has declined since early July, but 5,000 people a day are still being infected.
Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals
More than 200 patients have been infected, but none has died, Public Health England confirms.
'Fat but fit' still risk heart disease
Even if medical tests don't show up any problems, being overweight is bad for the heart, experts say.
NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins back online
Marcus Hutchins was arrested earlier this month on a trip to cyber-security conferences in Las Vegas.
Glasgow School of Art project personalises prosthetic limbs
A group of artisans are working with amputees in an effort to make artificial limbs more personal.
GM pigs take step to being organ donors
Pigs have been freed of viruses that stop them being viable organ donors.
Apology over Indian blood donation 'embarrassment'
A "communication breakdown" meant 100 members of the Indian community were not allowed to give blood.
Dad gets tattoo of brain shunt after daughter's surgery
Briar Hickenbottom-Marriott says she doesn't feel lonely any more after her dad's show of support.
Masks for smear test patients in Thailand
A health clinic in Thailand is handing out masks to encourage more women to attend their cervical smear tests.
Stephen Hawking: 'I wouldn't be here without the NHS'
The scientist backed the NHS in a speech that was critical of government policy and Jeremy Hunt.
Struggling after giving birth? You're not alone
These mums had traumatic births, and they want more to see more honesty about the toll it can take.
Mum leaves random notes in York for new mothers
The letters offer mums a chance to take a second for themselves.
How to get up mountains in a wheelchair
Michelle, who has multiple sclerosis, is going on a trek in the Lake District for the first time in more than 10 years.
Why Scottish babies might start sleeping in cardboard boxes
Baby boxes containing essential items are to be delivered to new mothers across Scotland.
Brian Blessed 'bit off' umbilical cord delivering baby
Actor, director and Grampy Rabbit in Peppa Pig, Brian Blessed reveals Four Things You Don't Know About Me
Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study
People have higher life satisfaction if they feel emotions they desire - even if they are unpleasant.
World's oldest man, Auschwitz survivor Yisrael Kristal dies
Polish-born Yisrael Kristal survived two World Wars and Nazi camps before immigrating to Israel.
'I felt awful'
A bacterial infection spread through the former England rugby player's body after he was bitten.
'Raise your voices'
A blog on birth trauma is prompting women to share their own difficult experiences.
Hard enough already
Flying with a wheelchair is hard enough - it's even harder when it's broken in transit.
Another U-turn?
The ex-prime minister, who has spoken about his battle to give up nicotine, is snapped with a cigarette at a festival.
Birth control
Elina Berglund Scherwitzl has created an app that offers women a "natural alternative" to the pill
Transgender puberty
How are the families we've been following for two years facing the future?
Opioid crisis
Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die from opioid overdoses, devastating families.