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What different countries say about assisted dying
The UK provides the best care in the world for people nearing the end of their lives, according to a new study.
Exceptions to new organ donation rules which presume consent will be debated in the assembly later.
End-of-life care in the UK has been ranked as the best in the world with a study praising the quality and availability of services.
A donor from Germany who was a perfect match for a girl whose life was saved by a bone marrow transplant has come to Warwickshire to meet her.
A look at the work that won this year's Nobel Prize in medicine
A former Conservative health minister has criticised the Government's handling of controversial reforms to junior doctors' contracts.
The "devastating harm" caused by having too much sugar is the focus of Brighton and Hove's first city-wide campaign.
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been split two ways for groundbreaking work on parasitic diseases.
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to two teams for their groundbreaking work on parasitic diseases.
The charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says it is "disgusted" by Afghan government justifications for Saturday's attack on its hospital in Kunduz.
The many ways chilli peppers may be good for you
Holyrood's health committee questions whether meeting performance targets in the NHS is the best use of public money.
An incurable lung disease is claiming lives because of a lack of funding and research, according to a charity.
Senior doctors are calling for a rethink over the use of a chemotherapy drug to treat prostate cancer.
GPs in England are to be offered a voluntary contract to provide seven-day-a-week cover for patients, David Cameron announces.
UK regulators reassure women the permanent birth control implant Essure is safe despite concerns in the US.
Drinking dirty water is a reality for many around the world. One company has teamed up with NGOs to trial a unique device that uses salt and a car battery try tackle this
Young children given asthma medication before the age of two may not grow to their full height in later life, a preliminary report suggests.
The patients subjected to intimate examinations - without consent