Pollution linked to one in six deaths
Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths each year worldwide, according to a report in The Lancet.
'Handful of changes' make cancer
It takes between one and 10 mutations to turn a healthy cell cancerous.
Ulster Hospital discrimination case over food allergies
Girls with "life-threatening" food allergies were exposed to food in an allergy clinic waiting room.
Tougher measures for 999 staff attacks backed
We need to stand by those who stand by us, says an MP whose bill is a step closer to becoming law.
Call for more Irlen Syndrome specialists in schools
Children who are unaware they have Irlen Syndrome are "being turned off education", it is claimed.
'Steep rise' in self-harm among teenage girls
Researchers say it is likely the increase is real and not just down to better awareness from GPs.
Novelty contact lenses 'can cause sight loss'
Eye experts warn of nasty infections and even sight loss if they are not used safely.
No applicants for GP job at locum-run Pembrokeshire surgery
Not a single person applied to work as a GP in the surgery which is currently staffed by locums.
Hundreds of families block organ donation
Legally, consent lies with the deceased, but in practice, relatives' wishes are always respected.
Protein 'can stop viruses developing'
Researchers at the University of the West of Scotland had already established the same protein can suppress cancer.
Women 'deserve apology' over vaginal mesh implants
Hundreds of women say the vaginal implants left them in pain and unable to walk, work or have sex.
Dyslexia link to eye spots confusing brain, say scientists
Experts say the findings are exciting but unlikely to explain the causes for all dyslexia.
Pre-sex HIV drug 'no-brainer' for NHS
Prep treatment could prevent a quarter of new HIV cases and save the NHS millions, experts calculate.
Chicken food poisoning levels falling
The bug campylobacter, present in some chickens, is the leading cause of food poisoning in the UK.
'Go to the dentist and get fined £100'
Dentists warn that thousands of vulnerable people are wrongly being fined over dental treatment.
Children 'embarrassed by tipsy parents'
Adults do not have to drink a lot for children to notice changes in their behaviour, a study says.
Drug therapy 'restores breathing' after spinal injury
The researchers hope the results in rats could ultimately help paralysed patients come off ventilators.
Concern over norovirus increase by Betsi Cadwaladr health board
Wales' largest health board urges people to be alert to sickness bug.
Restaurant chain 'cut sugary drink sales' with price rise
A fall in sales of high-sugar drinks in Jamie's Italian restaurant chain was linked to the levy and menu changes.
Mental health care for new mothers in Wales 'unacceptable'
There is no mother and baby unit in Wales to help those suffering with mental health illnesses.
NHS surgery waits run into years in Northern Ireland
Waiting times are increasing as the health services struggles to cope, figures obtained by the BBC reveal.
'I felt so low, I couldn't see a way out'
A record number of children seek help from Childline over suicidal thoughts and feelings.
AI used to detect breast cancer risk
Machine learning is being used to spot whether breast lesions are cancerous or not.
Hip implant patients sue manufacturer
More than 300 individuals want compensation for injuries they claim were caused by DePuy metal-on-metal hips.
Hospitals in England to ban 'super-size' chocolate bars
Sweets and chocolate should be under a 250-calorie limit, NHS England says.
Why I secretly taped my disability assessment
Some ill and disabled people are so worried about the process, they are using mobile phones to secretly record those interviews, critics say.
NHS patients to be asked about sexuality
NHS England says the question will deter discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
Mesh surgeon investigated by NHS trust in Bristol
Tony Dixon works at Southmead Hospital and at the Spire private hospital in Bristol.
Magic mushrooms can 'reset' depressed brain
Psilocybin - the hallucinogenic ingredient in mushrooms - may help in depression, a study suggests.
Families block organ donations from potential donors
Rachel wants to be an organ donor, but is concerned her family could override her wishes.
'Mug's game': Inside the mind of a gambling addict
Paul Grover lost hundreds of thousands of pounds; now he's at a rehab centre for gambling addicts.
Henna crowns: 'Hair' for cancer patient
For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, losing their hair can be an extremely difficult consequence.
Sex life 'dead' after mesh implant
A couple married for 40 years say it's made it "impossible" for them to be intimate.
Prosthetic arms made in Salford help Ugandan machete attack victim
Machete attack victim Ninsiima is given prosthetic arms made by Salford University students.
Anna Raeburn: I had a backstreet abortion
Writer and broadcaster Anna Raeburn had an illegal abortion in 1965 when she was 21.
GP services in Northern Ireland are 'in crisis'
Some patients in Northern Ireland are waiting up to three years to see a consultant about having surgery, following a referral.
Lord Steel: We should decriminalise abortion
Former Liberal leader Lord Steel says the 1967 Abortion Act is "out of date"
Man diagnosed with breast cancer
Ian Cranston underwent a mastectomy and warns that men can get breast cancer too.
Antibiotics 'may be lost' through overuse, says chief medical officer
England's chief medical officer is "really worried" about the threat of antibiotic resistance.
Leeds United players and staff donate pay to boy's cancer care
Toby Nye was diagnosed with a stage four neuroblastoma on his fourth birthday.
Girl's lung collapsed after screaming at One Direction
The girl became short of breath during the concert but continued cheering "because she was a super fan".
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.
Mental health: 10 charts on the scale of the problem
Ten charts that show how mental illness affects people in the UK.
A 12-year-old boy from the West Midlands has been announced as one of BBC Radio 1's teen heroes.
Former Liverpool and England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland tells BBC Sport about his battle with anxiety.
Male disease too
Breast cancer in men is rare but it's still an issue for the 10 men diagnosed with it every year in NI.
Over the moon
Alison Farmer was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 40. Luckily, it was caught early. Here's the story of how she recovered - and went on to have her daughter.
It's been claimed that US dogs have better access to cancer treatment than Nigerian people. Do they?
'My condition will kill me'
James Dunn has started a campaign to raise awareness for his rare genetic skin condition.
'You see so much sadness'
The paramedics at the forefront of life and death in BBC One's Ambulance.
Quick to act
The maid of honour's life was saved by her two cousins, who had just learned how to do CPR.
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.
Hospital waits worsen across UK
Hospital performance slumps across UK with staff warning hitting key targets now an 'impossible' job.