BBC News - Health
Asthma: Young people in the UK 'more likely to die'
The UK lags behind other wealthy nations across a number of health indicators, a report finds.
Sepsis test could show results 'in minutes'
Researchers are developing a test they hope will one day help detect the condition in minutes.
Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests
Late risers have poorer attention, slower reactions and increased sleepiness, a study suggests.
Most hip and knee replacements 'last longer than thought'
This helps doctors who often struggle to answer questions from patients on how they will last.
Chemicals 'repair damaged neurons in mice'
Some early studies in mice suggest drugs can be developed to halt mental decline, say scientists.
Cannabis use in teens linked to depression
Experts link use of the drug in teenage years to cases of depression later in life.
Having HPV 'isn't rude or shameful'
Most women have some form of the infection in their lifetime so shouldn't be embarrassed, experts say.
'Know your cholesterol like you know your Pin code'
Going for a free health check could flag up early signs of cardiovascular disease, health bodies say.
Lyme disease can be diagnosed by 'bull's eye' rash alone
The rash is diagnostic and means the patient needs urgent antibiotics, new guidelines tell doctors.
Tanzania male MPs face circumcision call to stop HIV spread
A female MP calls for checks on whether male MPs had undergone the procedure.
Teen has vaccinations after asking Reddit
Ethan Lindenberger took to the website to ask whether he could get vaccines without his parents .
Women cold water swimming in Gower to help menopause
Alison Owen started cold water swimming around the Gower Peninsula after she left her teaching job.
Young people told - become a care worker
The government wants young people to work in the care sector as care workers and therapists.
Smoking in pregnancy: Stigma 'causes women to do it in private'
Expectant mothers are smoking in private because of judgement from doing so in public, a study claims.
Breast cancer: Scan younger women at risk, charity says
Research suggests screening for 35 to 39-year-olds with a family history can reveal the disease early.
Knife crime: 1,000 young victims hospitalised last year
The NHS also says there has been a 54% rise in the number of victims aged 10 to 19 over five years.
Measles cases in Europe tripled last year, WHO says
More than 90% of cases were reported in 10 countries, including France, Italy and Greece.
Mosquitoes 'put off biting' by human diet drugs
US scientists say they may have found a way to reduce the appetite of blood-hungry mosquitoes.
Vanellope Hope Wilkins: Home for girl born with heart outside body
Vanellope Hope Wilkins has been discharged from hospital after 14 months and three operations.
Measles outbreak declared in Philippines
Health authorities previously warned that more than two million children have not been vaccinated.
Isle of Wight cerebral palsy author writes autobiography with his nose
Author Josh Barry spent nine years writing book while also completing two degrees.
The toxic legacy of the Vietnam War
How millions suffered from exposure to toxic chemicals sprayed by US forces during the Vietnam war
Encephalitis: 'I told my boyfriend I thought I was a monkey'
Lucy Evans had encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain that caused her frightening delusions.
Nephew, 5, inspires hairdresser's Spargoland 'sensory' salon
A hairdresser says his five-year-old nephew, who has cerebral palsy, inspired his specialist salon.
Meet the women helping fill Russia's rural healthcare gap
After the closure of thousands of clinics in rural Russia, one region has taken matters into its own hands.
Anorexia recovery: 'I know the darkest of the darkest'
Lara Rebecca, 18, says she knows the "darkest of the darkest" after recovering from her eating disorder.
What is it like to suffer a stroke at 25?
Emily Cane's dance career was cut short and now she has communication difficulties.
Super gonorrhoea: Why your STI could become untreatable
The challenges facing health workers in the fight against the STI.
Which countries eat the most meat?
Many in the West say they are trying to cut down on meat, but the reality is a different story.
'X-factor' golf swing linked to back pain
Going for a supercharged swing could play havoc with your back, according to spine surgeons.
Mouldy jam: Should you eat what's beneath?
Theresa May is said to eat jam after scraping mould off the surface. Is that safe?
Is young people's mental health getting worse?
Social media and school pressures are often blamed for a rise in young people saying they need help.
'How a smartphone saved my mother's life'
The smartphone is becoming a powerful medical tool that can diagnose a growing number of conditions.
Tinnitus: 'Hearing condition makes me feel trapped'
Music fan Jessica Berg urges young people to wear ear plugs at loud gigs.
More veg, fewer burgers - can a family learn to like the planetary health diet?
One family tell how they adapted to switching their sausages and burgers to tofu and beans.
Dry January: Does it lead to binge-drinking in February?
More and more people are signing up to the challenge.
Januhairy: What I learned when I stopped shaving
Four people on what happened when they grew out their body hair.
Is breakfast always a good idea?
Research suggests eating breakfast won't help adults lose weight, but it can be a good source of nutrients.
Wanting to die before dementia takes over
Dutch patients with dementia who want euthanasia are less likely to get it if their disease is advanced - so many request it very early.