BBC News - Health
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Heading a football can significantly affect a player's brain function and memory for 24 hours, a study finds.
Senior doctors have drawn up a list of 40 treatments which bring little or no benefit to patients to try to reduce unnecessary medical procedures.
Doctors' leaders are calling for the urgent introduction of a 24-hour helpline for prescription drug dependence.
What is it like being a midwife specialising in baby deaths?
A specialist brain injury hospital in Liverpool is rated 'outstanding' by health inspectors from the Care Quality Commission.
The Multiple Sclerosis poem sending Shivers down spines
With a chronic shortage of GPs in Northern Ireland's rural areas, the HSC is under pressure to attract doctors to the country.
A teenage girl with mental health problems describes her "terrifying" experience of being cared for on an adult ward.
BBC Radio 5 live finds out how patients fare when they go abroad in search on pioneering cancer treatments.
Thousands of High Street pharmacies in England could face closure after ministers confirmed plans to alter the funding system and make cuts.
An autistic boy who can't be touched or hugged by anyone has connected with someone for the first time - his new service dog.
A new piece of art commissioned by the Royal Society for Public Health reimagines William Hogarth's classic 1751 cartoon Gin Lane for the 21st Century.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is not making fair decisions about medical fitness-to-drive cases, a report suggests.
A growing number of head lice removal firms have set up in recent years as a response to the fact that the insects are increasingly resistant to over-the-counter chemical treatments.
The eggs of a mosquito capable of transmitting tropical diseases, including the Zika virus, are found for the first time in the UK.
A midwife whose failings contributed to the death of a baby boy in Cumbria is banned from practising.
Ten-month-old Joshua is one of hundreds of children admitted to hospital each year after being burned by hair straighteners.
Some experts believe "extreme" side-effects of antidepressants are more common than was previously thought. Some users say the tablets have made them suicidal.
When Brryan Jackson's father injected his infant son with HIV-infected blood, he hoped he'd never see him grow up. More than two decades later, he's full of life and hope for the future.
Lina Alvarez has given birth at the age of 62. She spoke to waiting reporters outside the hospital in Lugo, Spain.