BBC News - Health
Men with low sperm counts at increased risk of illness, study suggests
A study finds men with low sperm counts are more likely to have health issues that put them at risk.
More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'
A study finds chemicals in lavender and tea tree oil appear to be hormone disruptors.
Hawking: Did he change views on disability?
"I think he's done more than anyone else," says a former student.
Platypus milk: How it could combat superbugs
The weird semi-aquatic creature's milk could lead to the creation of a new type of antibiotic.
First steps taken for vaccine pills
Researchers hope it could pave the way for needle-free inoculations for lots of different diseases.
Muscle loss in old age linked to fewer nerve signals
Research finds that nerves controlling the legs decrease by around 30% by the age of 75.
Genes have a role in empathy, study says
Scientists say empathy is not just something we learn - it is also affected by our genes.
Chinese takeaway can bust your salt allowance
Some takeaway dishes have half an adult's recommended daily allowance in just one dish, an analysis finds.
Crossing the border for a sugar fix
Norway has led the way in introducing a sugar tax - but not everybody in the country is a fan.
Girls' guide to what a 'normal' vulva looks like
The online reference tool, designed by health experts, aims to stem the cosmetic surgery "designer vagina" trend.
Sir John Sulston human genome pioneer dies
Sir John Sulston, a key figure in the race to decode the human genome, has died at the age of 75.
Women regret casual sex less if they take the initiative
A study finds women have fewer regrets about casual sex if they initiated it and the sex was good.
NHS homeopathy ending in London
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine will stop NHS homeopathy in April.
Aberdeen scientists identify 'club foot' gene
Research at the University of Aberdeen could eventually help children avoid unnecessary treatment.
Alzheimer's researchers win brain prize
Four dementia scientists share this year's 1m euro prize for their pivotal work.
Mesh surgeon removed ovaries without prior consent
Tony Dixon is currently under investigation by North Bristol NHS Trust and the General Medical Council.
Britain needs to go on a diet, says top health official
Health officials tell manufacturers to cut the portion sizes of pizzas, ready meals and takeaways.
'Game changer' treatment for Multiple Sclerosis patients
Louise Willetts says she is completely well following treatment that was originally used on cancer patients.
Living healthy in Qatar: Why's it hard?
In Qatar, over 70% of the population is overweight or obese.
Dorset orchestra forms 'first ensemble of disabled musicians'
The musicians hope to show that disabled people can and should be more involved in classical music.
'I wish I had the confidence to go out without make-up'
Twenty-nine-year-old Tracy has acne, and worries about what people think of her at work.
'You have to present the perfect face online'
Lex has rosacea and says it's hard to be honest about her skin online.
A better way to care for dementia patients
Infrared technology and artificial intelligence offer a better way to take care of dementia patients. It can scan their vital signs 24 hours a day.
'I take 'smart drugs' despite risks'
Leora is a student who takes a 'smart drug' to help her cope with the pressures of university.
Disabled girl's Hoddesdon home adapted by volunteers
A toddler who was born with a hole in her heart has had her home revamped by builders.
Diabetes is actually five separate diseases, research suggests
Scandinavian researchers say a new classification would mean better treatment for patients.
Fish oil supplements in pregnancy 'may reduce allergies'
The research adds to evidence that diet in pregnancy can have an impact on a child's allergies.
Bad blood: The rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes
How a woman came up with an idea that could have revolutionised blood testing - if it had worked.
'Nappies are like clothes, it's a fashion thing'
How Mexican entrepreneur Ixchel Anaya launched a reusable nappies business that exports around the globe.
Why is spitting so bad?
Why are people so upset at the video of football pundit Jamie Carragher spitting?
'My periods made me suicidal so I had a hysterectomy at 28'
For years, Lucie was treated for mental health problems - in fact she had a severe form of premenstrual syndrome.
Russian spy: What are nerve agents and what do they do?
A nerve agent was used to poison a Russian former spy and his daughter. What are they and what do they do?
How a single punch changed soul singer Only Girl's life
Ellen Murphy's boyfriend sustained brain damage in an unprovoked attack. She turned to music to help.
Xanax: The anxiety drug putting lives at risk
Counterfeit Xanax tablets laced with a deadly painkiller are being used as a party drug
Why the world needs to get ready for more people dying
With a sharp rise in deaths expected, we need to consider how we care for people at the end of life.