BBC News - Health
Measles cases hit record high in Europe
More than 41,000 people have been infected with measles in the first six months of 2018.
Child passive smoking 'increases chronic lung risk'
A study shows higher risk of fatal lung disease in adults exposed to cigarette smoke in childhood.
Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests
Moderate carbohydrate consumption is best for health and longevity, researchers say.
E-cigarette rules should be relaxed, says report
E-cigarettes are much less harmful than tobacco and shouldn't be treated the same way, MPs warn.
'Lost' contact lens removed from woman's eyelid after 28 years
A 42-year-old woman was hit by a shuttlecock when she was 14 and thought the lens had fallen out.
Rise in type 2 diabetes in young people in England and Wales
Child health experts say the rise is "alarming" and more should be done to reduce obesity.
Liver transplants 'may be unnecessary thanks to new drug treatment'
A cancer drug can unlock the liver's ability to regenerate, early stage research suggests.
How the humble cabbage can stop cancers
Researchers reveal how chemicals in some vegetables can prevent bowel cancer.
NYU offers free tuition for all its medical students
The New York medical school will fund all students, due to fears of graduates' "overwhelming" debt.
Sick babies at risk from lack of breathing tube monitoring
Half of neonatal units lack equipment to check babies are breathing properly, a study suggests.
Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'
E-cigarette vapour disables important immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation.
The radio 'saved my little girl's life'
A large trial in Burkina Faso suggests listening to the radio could improve child health.
Essure sterilisation device: Australian women to launch lawsuit
The women say the Essure implant may have caused wide-ranging problems, including chronic pain.
Match of the Dads football league helping Norwich fathers
The football league gives dads the opportunity to share problems and advice on parenthood.
The Paralympic wheelchair maker
Vince Ross' Paralympic experience led him to create a successful wheelchair-making business.
The first humanist lead chaplain in the NHS
Lindsay van Dijk is the first humanist lead chaplain in the NHS.
Bringing up your baby as a vegan
Laceinne Cooper is raising her child on a plant-based diet. She explains how and why.
Mood Kill: Real life mental health stories inspire new play
A writer's father opens up for the first time after she rewrote her show to encompass his mental health.
Mums of quadruplets meet for the very first time
Carla and Selina admit they can get through 700 nappies a month.
Alcohol NI's 'biggest healthcare problem'
Alcohol misuse is the "greatest healthcare problem facing Northern Ireland", a coroner has said.
Man's leg amputated after dog poo got in wound
Collin Smith has welcomed a move by his council to fine dog owners who do not pick up after their pets.
Effects of psychedelic DMT 'similar to near-death experiences'
Near-death experiences are caused by changes in how the brain operates, say researchers.
Babies in prams 'exposed to more pollution'
Infants in prams can be exposed to up to 60% more pollution than adults, a study suggests.
Why I chose to go it alone with IVF
Polly Kerr is one of a growing number of single women to have opted for IVF.
The mentally ill 29-year-old helped to die
In January Aurelia Brouwers drank poison supplied by a doctor and lay down to die. She was 29.
No going back in Argentina's abortion debate
The BBC's Katy Watson speaks to supporters and opponents of the abortion bill ahead of a key vote.
Are women turning their back on the pill?
Use of coils, implants and injections has nearly doubled in a decade, NHS figures show.
The battle against skin-whitening cream
Shops continue to sell the illegal cream as Trading Standards struggle to regulate the sector.
How to halt a cough-syrup addiction
Five ways a BBC investigation sparked reform in Nigeria's pharmaceutical industry against legal highs.
Learning how to read emotions aged nine
How taking part in a study for autistic children using Google glasses and an app helped one boy.
Alcohol and dementia - is moderate drinking safe?
Alcohol abuse is bad for the brain - but could there be health benefits for moderate drinkers?