The family that doesn't feel pain
The experience of six related Italians may help to find a new treatment for people with chronic pain.
Parents giving children alcohol too young, researchers say
Giving youngsters too many takeaways is also criticised as a health risk by the researchers.
Disabled man's cancer care criticised
The family of disabled man Ian Shaw were told he was dying - now he is responding well to cancer treatment.
Almost half of under-25s 'never use a condom with a new partner'
Public Health England launches a new campaign to get more people thinking about using condoms.
Haemophilia A trial results 'mind-blowing'
Doctors use gene therapy to correct the defect that causes haemophilia A.
Is size important when it comes to wine glasses?
If your wine was served in a smaller glass, would you drink less of it?
Four Seasons Health Care gains breathing space
Four Seasons Health Care, which looks after 17,000 elderly residents, has secured its future for now.
NHS in England told to reveal avoidable deaths data
Most NHS trusts in England will publish information on deaths caused by failings in patient care by 2018.
Joe Biden comforts John McCain's daughter over cancer
The ex-VP offers words of advice on the senator's cancer during an emotional TV talk show encounter.
Liver surgeon Simon Bramhall marked initials on patients
Simon Bramhall admits marking his initials on the livers of two transplant patients.
Is England a healthy nation?
From weight worries to smoking and drinking, the annual Health Survey for England provides a revealing insight into lifestyles.
Cold weather and loneliness 'lethal in winter'
England's chief nurse urges people to look out for family, friends and neighbours to help save lives.
Heat-not-burn tobacco 'is a health risk'
The new tobacco products are safer than cigarettes but not risk-free, say UK experts.
Myles Bradbury: Victim 'destroyed’ by Addenbrooke's abuse doctor
The blood cancer specialist used a spy pen to take pictures of his victims and was jailed for 22 years.
Will change to organ donor rules mean more transplants?
The government is proposing a big change by moving to a system of "presumed consent" in England.
HIV positive man unable to become a commercial pilot
He said it was "utterly devastating" to discover that he could not join an airline's training scheme.
Huntington’s breakthrough may stop disease
Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years.
Man searching for people with his rare cancer
Kevin O'Neill is one of 15 people in the world with malignant myopericytoma - and he wants to trace the others.
Diabetes nightmare: A hypoglycemic attack on air
When Alex Ritson's blood sugar dropped, he was glad his team at the BBC World Service knew what to do.
Trafficking of pills used by suicide bombers soars in Sahel
The UN's drugs agency warns smuggling of the opioid tramadol, used by Boko Haram, must be stopped.
Physical assaults on ambulance staff at five-year high
There have been 21 attacks on ambulance staff in the Western Trust area in 2017.
Five secrets of a well-run A&E department
Luton & Dunstable hospital has the best-performing A&E in England. The BBC's Hugh Pym explains why.
New hope for disabled man's cancer battle
Ian Shaw was sent home to die, but a doctor queried that decision after seeing his story on the BBC.
Vaginal mesh implants: The woman awarded a $57m payout
Ella Ebaugh was awarded a $57m payout after a mesh implant left her disabled.
Haemophilia patient: How gene therapy has changed my life
How pioneering gene therapy has given a haemophilia patient a new lease of life.
Man flu 'a near-death experience'
We took to the streets of London to find out if you think 'man flu' is a real illness.
Shop vouchers could boost breastfeeding
A study suggests that offering shopping vouchers can increase breastfeeding among new mothers.
Hannah Witton: 'Why doesn't anyone wear condoms on TV?'
Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters.
Peppa Pig's GP visits copied by fans, says doctor
There are concerns the Pig family's inappropriate doctor calls encourage people to behave similarly.
How giraffes helped Poppy Campbell find her voice
An encounter with giraffes at a safari park broke months of silence from Poppy Campbell.
What will medicine be able to do with hearts?
Heart transplantation has become a routine surgical operation, but the future promises equally amazing progress.
Why is it so difficult to discover new antibiotics?
Over-reliance on and misuse of antibiotics has raised fears of a future without effective medicines.
Share of European Union staff leaving NHS rises following Brexit
Experts say job security and a fall in the value of the pound are behind the trend.
The Christmas song recorded by singers at risk of serious infection if they meet face-to-face.
Dr Sara Kayat gives us her top tips for telling a partner or ex you have an STI.
How does your drinking measure up to the average from countries around the world?
Wearing a stoma
Natalie Toper tells her story of why she wears a stoma and how it has affected her daily life.
What is it like to be a donor family, a recipient or to be on the waiting list for a transplant?
It is hoped the exhibition will help break the silence around stillbirth and miscarriage.
'£1 saved my life and found me love'
Two young stroke survivors meet by chance and fall in love.
A mother's loneliness
When Lauren Thomas, 19, became a mother, she found the experience incredibly lonely.
'Like hot knives' inside
Jaimee Rae McCormack says her symptoms prompted diagnoses from hypochondria to food poisoning.
'People with schizophrenia aren't all dangerous'
Alice, a married 26-year-old mother-of-two, has schizophrenia and is fed up of being portrayed as dangerous because of her condition.
Lethal adrenaline rush
Frank has a heart condition that means a sudden rush of adrenaline could kill him.
My brain 'exploded'
A brutal attack changed Colin Robertson's life and he is now helping brain injury victims.
Check the key targets in your area
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.
'I spent savings rather than wait'
Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.