The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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A PhD student has allowed bees to sting him 190 times - to find out which part of the body it hurts the most.
An elderly organ in a living animal has been regenerated into a youthful state by DNA manipulation for the first time, UK researchers say.
A baby has become the youngest in the UK to have cochlear implants - at the age of three months and three days.
More cases of scarlet fever are reported in Wales since the start of the year than occurred during the whole of 2013.
A village is hoping to become smoke-free by asking people not to smoke in public places.
A memo is sent out to staff in the Northern Health Trust after a plastic tube is accidentally inserted into the wrong patient at Antrim Area Hospital.
Four paralysed men have been able to move their legs for the first time in years after electrical stimulation of their spinal cords, US doctors report.
A woman says she wants to raise awareness about her condition which causes her to smell of "rotten garbage" and "sewage."
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham calls on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to explain his position on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland.
Story of the scientist who isolated the Epstein Barr virus
Kits allowing people to test themselves for HIV at home can be bought over the counter in the UK for the first time - but no kits exist yet in Britain.
New technology such as smartphones and tablets could be affecting how much sleep people get, a survey suggests.
The joys and dangers of living with Williams Syndrome
Dentists say elite athletes could stand a better chance of winning gold medals if they took more care of their teeth.
The chairman of England's health watchdog has told the BBC there are hospitals "where you would not want to go as a patient".
Cases of scarlet fever have risen to their highest weekly total for more than 30 years, says Public Health England.
People with a severe alcohol-related liver disease will be eligible for liver transplants for the first time in the UK under a pilot scheme.
More than nine out of 10 young people say they are exposed to the sleep-disruptive blue light before bed.
Mali is on alert over the deadly Ebola virus after three suspected cases were reported near the border with Guinea, where 86 people have died.
Half of people with lung cancer die within six months of diagnosis, says a report from Macmillan Cancer Support which looked at cancer survival rates.