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Hospitals in England are braced for another day of disruption as junior doctors take part in a second 24-hour strike over pay and conditions.
Last-minute talks are taking place between doctors and government negotiators to avert Wednesday's strike amid suggestions a deal on the contract dispute was blocked by ministers.
Biologists discover how bacteria sense light and move towards it: the entire single-cell organism focuses light like a tiny eyeball.
There is no safe or healthy way to get a tan from sunlight, new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) warns.
Mutant sperm-factories spread in men's testicles as they age to increase the risk of children with genetic diseases, researchers have shown.
Exposure to short flashes of light at night could help travellers adjust to new time zones and avoid jet lag, according to scientists.
The biggest-ever rise in public dissatisfaction with the NHS was recorded last year, according to a long-running survey.
Sending mentally ill adults long distances across England for non-specialist treatment must end, says an independent report.
Packets of St John's Wort tablets are being recalled in the UK as a safety precaution after six batches were found to be contaminated with a toxin.
The Silent Partner claims to have come up with a solution for those sleeping with someone who snores.
The man overseeing the transformation of health and social care in Greater Manchester says politicians in Northern Ireland should put their differences aside to achieve similar change.
Head teachers issue a warning over their struggle to deal with children's mental health problems at primary schools in England.
There was a sharp increase in the popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK in 2015, figures show.
The health secretary and union leaders clash ahead of another junior doctors' strike, in a long-running dispute over pay and working hours.
Jeremy Hunt acknowledged junior doctors' low morale but told Andrew Marr that the BMA was to blame for their concerns over contracts
More than 100,000 patients spent at least 12 hours in A&E departments in England last year, data seen by the BBC's 5 live Investigates shows.
The latest government attempt to improve the use of technology in the NHS in England is launched, with the aim of making services faster and more convenient.
Can you save lives by analysing huge amounts of data?
Mental health services will be developed for victims of female genital mutilation in England, the government says.
Is it harder to stop smoking if you use e-cigarettes?