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The experience of six related Italians may help to find a new treatment for people with chronic pain.
Giving youngsters too many takeaways is also criticised as a health risk by the researchers.
The family of disabled man Ian Shaw were told he was dying - now he is responding well to cancer treatment.
Public Health England launches a new campaign to get more people thinking about using condoms.
Doctors use gene therapy to correct the defect that causes haemophilia A.
If your wine was served in a smaller glass, would you drink less of it?
Four Seasons Health Care, which looks after 17,000 elderly residents, has secured its future for now.
Most NHS trusts in England will publish information on deaths caused by failings in patient care by 2018.
The ex-VP offers words of advice on the senator's cancer during an emotional TV talk show encounter.
Simon Bramhall admits marking his initials on the livers of two transplant patients.
From weight worries to smoking and drinking, the annual Health Survey for England provides a revealing insight into lifestyles.
England's chief nurse urges people to look out for family, friends and neighbours to help save lives.
The new tobacco products are safer than cigarettes but not risk-free, say UK experts.
The blood cancer specialist used a spy pen to take pictures of his victims and was jailed for 22 years.
The government is proposing a big change by moving to a system of "presumed consent" in England.
He said it was "utterly devastating" to discover that he could not join an airline's training scheme.
Scientists say it could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years.
Kevin O'Neill is one of 15 people in the world with malignant myopericytoma - and he wants to trace the others.
When Alex Ritson's blood sugar dropped, he was glad his team at the BBC World Service knew what to do.
The UN's drugs agency warns smuggling of the opioid tramadol, used by Boko Haram, must be stopped.
There have been 21 attacks on ambulance staff in the Western Trust area in 2017.
Luton & Dunstable hospital has the best-performing A&E in England. The BBC's Hugh Pym explains why.
Ian Shaw was sent home to die, but a doctor queried that decision after seeing his story on the BBC.
Ella Ebaugh was awarded a $57m payout after a mesh implant left her disabled.
How pioneering gene therapy has given a haemophilia patient a new lease of life.
We took to the streets of London to find out if you think 'man flu' is a real illness.
A study suggests that offering shopping vouchers can increase breastfeeding among new mothers.
Sex vlogger Hannah Witton asks why there isn't more safe sex on TV and whether it matters.
There are concerns the Pig family's inappropriate doctor calls encourage people to behave similarly.
An encounter with giraffes at a safari park broke months of silence from Poppy Campbell.
Heart transplantation has become a routine surgical operation, but the future promises equally amazing progress.
Over-reliance on and misuse of antibiotics has raised fears of a future without effective medicines.
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?
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.
Two young stroke survivors meet by chance and fall in love.
When Lauren Thomas, 19, became a mother, she found the experience incredibly lonely.
Jaimee Rae McCormack says her symptoms prompted diagnoses from hypochondria to food poisoning.
Alice, a married 26-year-old mother-of-two, has schizophrenia and is fed up of being portrayed as dangerous because of her condition.
Frank has a heart condition that means a sudden rush of adrenaline could kill him.
A brutal attack changed Colin Robertson's life and he is now helping brain injury victims.
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.
Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.