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Pollution linked to one in six deaths
Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths each year worldwide, according to a report in The Lancet.
'Handful of changes' make cancer
It takes between one and 10 mutations to turn a healthy cell cancerous.
Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss'
Eye experts warn of nasty infections and even sight loss if they are not used safely.
Hundreds of families block organ donation
Legally, consent lies with the deceased, but in practice, relatives' wishes are always respected.
Protein 'can stop viruses developing'
Researchers at the University of the West of Scotland had already established the same protein can suppress cancer.
Drug therapy 'restores breathing' after spinal injury
The researchers hope the results in rats could ultimately help paralysed patients come off ventilators.
'Steep rise' in self-harm among teenage girls
Researchers say it is likely the increase is real and not just down to better awareness from GPs.
NHS waits for cancer care, A&E and ops worsen across UK
Hospital performance slumps across UK with staff warning hitting key targets now an 'impossible' job.
Pre-sex HIV drug 'no-brainer' for NHS
Prep treatment could prevent a quarter of new HIV cases and save the NHS millions, experts calculate.
Restaurant chain 'cut sugary drink sales' with price rise
A fall in sales of high-sugar drinks in Jamie's Italian restaurant chain was linked to the levy and menu changes.
AI used to detect breast cancer risk
Machine learning is being used to spot whether breast lesions are cancerous or not.
Conjoined twins survive gruelling journey to separation
The one-week-old baby girls had to go on a 15-hour journey on the back of a motorbike.
Hospitals in England to ban 'super-size' chocolate bars
Sweets and chocolate should be under a 250-calorie limit, NHS England says.
Magic mushrooms can 'reset' depressed brain
Psilocybin - the hallucinogenic ingredient in mushrooms - may help in depression, a study suggests.
Hip implant patients sue manufacturer
More than 300 individuals want compensation for injuries they claim were caused by DePuy metal-on-metal hips.
NHS patients to be asked about sexuality
NHS England says the question will deter discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
DNA study provides insight into how to live longer
A year in school adds nearly a year to your life, study in Edinburgh shows.
NHS surgery waits run into years in Northern Ireland
Waiting times are increasing as the health services struggles to cope, figures obtained by the BBC reveal.
'I felt so low, I couldn't see a way out'
A record number of children seek help from Childline over suicidal thoughts and feelings.
Mental health care for new mothers in Wales 'unacceptable'
There is no mother and baby unit in Wales to help those suffering with mental health illnesses.
Concern over norovirus increase by Betsi Cadwaladr health board
Wales' largest health board urges people to be alert to sickness bug.
'Mug's game': Inside the mind of a gambling addict
Paul Grover lost hundreds of thousands of pounds; now he's at a rehab centre for gambling addicts.
Henna crowns: 'Hair' for cancer patient
For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, losing their hair can be an extremely difficult consequence.
Sex life 'dead' after mesh implant
A couple married for 40 years say it's made it "impossible" for them to be intimate.
Prosthetic arms made in Salford help Ugandan machete attack victim
Machete attack victim Ninsiima is given prosthetic arms made by Salford University students.
Anna Raeburn: I had a backstreet abortion
Writer and broadcaster Anna Raeburn had an illegal abortion in 1965 when she was 21.
GP services in Northern Ireland are 'in crisis'
Some patients in Northern Ireland are waiting up to three years to see a consultant about having surgery, following a referral.
Lord Steel: We should decriminalise abortion
Former Liberal leader Lord Steel says the 1967 Abortion Act is "out of date"
Man diagnosed with breast cancer
Ian Cranston underwent a mastectomy and warns that men can get breast cancer too.
Leeds United players and staff donate pay to boy's cancer care
Toby Nye was diagnosed with a stage four neuroblastoma on his fourth birthday.
Girl's lung collapsed after screaming at One Direction
The girl became short of breath during the concert but continued cheering "because she was a super fan".
It's been claimed that US dogs have better access to cancer treatment than Nigerian people. Do they?
Male disease too
Breast cancer in men is rare but it's still an issue for the 10 men diagnosed with it every year in NI.
Former Liverpool and England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland tells BBC Sport about his battle with anxiety.
Over the moon
Alison Farmer was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 40. Luckily, it was caught early. Here's the story of how she recovered - and went on to have her daughter.
'My condition will kill me'
James Dunn has started a campaign to raise awareness for his rare genetic skin condition.
Quick to act
The maid of honour's life was saved by her two cousins, who had just learned how to do CPR.