BBC News - Health
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A scientific paper that claimed a 2012 exhibition of Damien Hirst works led to the release of dangerous formaldehyde fumes is retracted by one of its authors after further tests.
The head of the United Nations Population Fund has, for the first time, described female genital mutilation as "child abuse".
Maasai Cricket Warriors captain Sonyanga Ole Ngais tells the BBC how he is trying to discourage female genital mutilation.
The new head of Colchester Hospital issues a "heartfelt apology" following the publication of a damning CQC report.
Meet the growing number of type 1 diabetics who are building their own unapproved, open source monitoring systems.
The Zika epidemic is likely to end within two to three years because there will be too few people left to infect, researchers from Imperial College London predict.
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money was wasted on a contract outsourcing the care of older and mentally ill people, investigators find.
Prince Harry has been tested for HIV in an effort raise awareness about the condition and encourage others to get a test.
Prince Harry gets tested for HIV in a bid to raise awareness about the condition and encourage others to get checked out.
A cancer patient from Edinburgh becomes the first UK woman to give birth following a transplant of her frozen ovary tissue.
An amateur surgeon in Australia pleads guilty to removing the left testicle of a man who could not afford professional medical treatment.
Ambulances in England have missed their target for responding to the most life-threatening calls for a whole year, new data shows.
A 21-year-old student who fought testicular cancer during his degree studies is to graduate with first class honours.
Public Health England urges people to seek medical help for persistent coughs or breathlessness in a new campaign aimed at raising awareness of lung cancer and other conditions.
Being overweight or obese raises the chance of dying early - particularly for men, the largest ever study on obesity and death suggests.
Health campaigners say they are "hugely dismayed" that the meningitis B vaccine will not be extended to all children in the UK under the age of two.
William Mead died of sepsis in 2014 when he was 12 months old. His mother Melissa spoke to the BBC.
Lingerie company Amoena wins a legal battle over tax on special bras worn by women who have had a mastectomy.
Women in their forties are having more babies than women two decades younger for the first time in nearly 70 years, official figures for England and Wales show.
A judicial review into an NHS decision not to fund a "game-changing" drug that can prevent HIV will be heard in the High Court on Wednesday.