The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Climbing inside a whale was once thought to bring relief to rheumatism sufferers, an exhibit at the Australian National Maritime Museum reveals.
How has the smoking ban impacted on the health of nations?
Humanity's global battle with disease-carrying mosquitoes
Defibrillators are to be installed in every Scottish NHS dental practice to boost the chance of survival of those having heart attacks.
Skeletons unearthed by London's Crossrail are victims of the Black Death and may be part of a mass grave, forensic tests reveal.
A nurse appears in court charged with murdering three people at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport in 2011.
Did the NHS get lucky this winter?
When it comes to detecting lies, you should trust your instinct, research suggests.
A nurse is charged with three counts of murder following deaths at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport in 2011.
A mild winter has meant pressure on A&E wards across the UK has not been as severe as predicted.
A woman from Gateshead has heard sound for the first time after her cochlear implants were switched on.
The first clinic of its kind in Europe has opened at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with the aim of finding a cure for one of the rarest types of cancer.
Nearly two thirds of England's major A&Es missed the waiting time target this winter, BBC analysis shows.
Two people in England have developed tuberculosis after contact with a domestic cat, Public Health England has announced.
The deaths of five babies are among 11 under investigation at the Northern Health Trust.
What diseases can your pets pass on?
The moment a 39-year-old woman hears for the first time in her life, thanks to cochlear implants, is captured on video.
A male nurse is arrested again in connection with the poisoning of patients at Stockport's Stepping Hill Hospital.
Public Health England has said it will look into researching the impact the recent storms can have on mental health.
Women who are at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer could benefit from a significant breakthrough by researchers at Queen's University.