BBC News - Health
Baby box safety doubts raised by experts
They say babies should only sleep in them temporarily, with cots and Moses baskets thought to be safer.
Length of ring and index fingers 'linked to sexuality'
Women whose left index and ring fingers are different lengths are more likely to be lesbians, a study suggests.
'Miracle' baby whose heart stopped for 22 minutes turns one
Doctors say Lacey's recovery is remarkable and defies the odds - and she should live a normal life.
Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational cannabis
The country becomes only the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to legalise recreational use.
Self-lubricating condom designed to reduce infections
Scientists hope it'll make condoms easier to use and cut rates of sexually transmitted infections.
Which? testing reveals 'unsafe' child stair gates
Consumer group Which? urges parents not to use three models of stair gates, saying they could be unsafe.
Dance lessons for the lonely - on the NHS
GPs in England are to prescribe "social" activities, such as dance and cookery lessons, to tackle loneliness.
Age boys start puberty 'linked to mothers'
The age at which boys begin puberty is linked to when their mothers started having periods, a study suggests.
Payton Summons: Brain dead girl denied further life support
The ventilator for Payton Summons, 9, is to be turned off after a judge refused an extension.
Bill Turnbull: Cancer chemo treatment was 'unbearable'
The presenter says he watched all 67 episodes of Game of Thrones "to pass the time" during treatment.
Children 'should be weighed up to age 18', report says
A report by child health experts warns England is falling behind other countries unless policies change.
Same-sex mice have babies
Scientists break the rules of reproduction, so what does it mean for the future of sex?
Cwm Taf baby deaths: 'My baby is buried 4,000 miles away'
Chioma Udeogu's daughter Favour was stillborn after failings on a Welsh maternity ward.
C-section births surge to 'alarming' rates worldwide - study
A doubling in worldwide cases of the birth procedure in 15 years is "unjustified", a study says.
Standing-desk workers 'less tired, more engaged'
Employees who use desks that allow them to sit or stand are healthier and happier, research suggests.
'Flexitarian' diets key to feeding people in a warming world
Eating more plant-based foods, ending waste and improving farming are vital for the future, say scientists
Girl, 8, walks into school on new prosthetic leg
Friends of Amelia Eldred were ready with a group hug as she walked into school on her new leg.
Cardiff support worker helps man, 67, get his life back
A project will see the NHS and Cardiff council working closely to keep people living independently.
'I regret promoting my botched butt lift'
Ex On The Beach's Natalee Harris tells Victoria Derbyshire it encouraged others to have the same procedure.
Michelle Heaton: Menopause is 'more than a hot flush’
Michelle Heaton went through early menopause aged 38 after a hysterectomy.
Kenyan schoolgirl Angel overcomes bullies to pursue dream of music career
Angel Wanjiru has overcome bullies and health problems to pursue her dream of a career in music.
'Facebook baby ads taunted me after stillbirth'
Anna England Kerr was shown ads for cots, cribs and IVF, despite trying to turn them off.
Mystery donor gives thousands to ill Shropshire boy
Zac Oliver will now head to the United State for cancer treatment.
Legal cannabis in Canada: Should pot convicts get amnesty?
As cannabis becomes legal, 500,000 people with possession convictions want their records expunged.
Princess Eugenie: 'I wanted my wedding dress to show my scar'
Princess Eugenie had major surgery on her back as a child.
Gary Barlow opens up about stillbirth experience
The Take That star says he wrote about his stillborn daughter Poppy "to help other people".
My cheating boyfriend gave me HIV - here's how I got justice
When Diane Reeve discovered that her partner was sleeping around she ended their relationship, but then she found out that he had given her HIV.
Food allergies: What a severe reaction feels like
What having a severe nut allergy feels like and how navigating the daily risks affects your life.
I woke up unable to speak English
Hannah Jenkins survived a cycling accident - but woke up no longer being able to understand English.
What works for treating children's colds?
They get twice as many colds as adults but there's no magic cure - or is there?
Celebrating Africa's aid workers on the frontline
From fighting fires to digging cars out of flooded roads - the unglamorous realities of the life of Africa's aid workers.
Why my bones are crumbling at 27
Lizzie Porter was anorexic throughout her teens, and the years of starvation have left a permanent imprint.
Tai chi v Zumba: Do you have to work up a sweat to get fit?
Can we get the benefits of exercise without too much huffing and puffing, with an activity like tai chi?
From cuddles to counting - PTSD coping strategies shared
A single post on Reddit about one woman's PTSD has prompted an influx of similar stories and advice.
Vitamin D pills - what's the truth?
A study suggests they don't work, but health experts say there's no reason to change official advice.
Is it worth giving up alcohol for a month?
Sober October or Dry January - are they actually good for your health?