BBC News - Health
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Today An autistic boy who can't be touched has connected with a service dog
An autistic boy who can't be touched or hugged by anyone has connected with someone for the first time - his new service dog.
Yesterday Bad blood
When Brryan Jackson's father injected his infant son with HIV-infected blood, he hoped he'd never see him grow up. More than two decades later, he's full of life and hope for the future.
Yesterday Hair straighteners pose child burn risk
Ten-month-old Joshua is one of hundreds of children admitted to hospital each year after being burned by hair straighteners.
Oct 18 Spanish woman Lina Alvarez gives birth at 62
Lina Alvarez has given birth at the age of 62. She spoke to waiting reporters outside the hospital in Lugo, Spain.
Oct 18 Life-saving potato
Millions of children across Africa suffer from malnutrition - one way to tackle this is a special type of sweet potato that can deliver an extra vitamin hit which is being developed in Uganda, writes the BBC's Nancy Kacungira.
Oct 18 Tasmanian devil milk fights superbugs
Milk from Tasmanian devils could offer up a useful weapon against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to Australian researchers.
Oct 18 IBM AI system Watson to diagnose rare diseases in Germany
IBM's AI system Watson is to work alongside doctors in Germany, who are trying to solve some of the country's most complex medical cases.
Oct 18 What you need to know
An alarming and disturbing infection linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains is spreading.
Oct 17 Healthy mice from lab-grown eggs
Japanese scientists say they have created healthy baby mice from eggs they made entirely in the lab using a sample of mouse skin cells.
Oct 17 India to carry out DNA tests on Uttarakhand flood skeletons
Scientists in India will extract DNA from more than 30 skeletons found by trekkers in Uttarakhand state as part of efforts to identify victims of the 2013 floods.
Oct 17 Breast implant register launches 'to safeguard patients'
A new register of breast implant surgery patients in England has been set up to improve the safety of their care.
Oct 17 India: DNA tests on flood victims skeletons found by trekkers
Scientists in India will extract DNA from more than 50 skeletons of suspected victims of the 2013 devastating floods in the northern state of Uttarakhand, police said.
Oct 17 Investigation over cancer 'cure' GcMAF in health food shop
An undercover investigation by 5 live Investigates has found an unlicensed blood product being sold illegally in the UK to treat cancer.
Oct 17 Irish women 'access abortion pills online'
Women aged 25 to 35 are the most likely group in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland to access medication online to end a pregnancy, a study suggests.
Oct 16 The new test
Some people are concerned that a highly accurate test that can identify babies with Down's syndrome during pregnancy will lead to more terminations.
Oct 15 PIP breast implants: Campaigner welcomes patient register
PIP Action Campaigner Jan Spivey welcomes a register for patients with implants, but wants it extended.
Oct 15 The mosquito menace
Why the mosquito that spreads the Zika virus is flourishing in the urban environment.
Oct 15 'The worst day of my life'
The threat of the Zika virus has now become international, but the alarm was raised in Brazil last year when a growing number of cases of microcephaly began to emerge.
Oct 15 Key unanswered questions
What we still don't know about the Zika virus and microcephaly.
Oct 15 The twists and turns of naming diseases
For centuries diseases have been named after people and places - but do these names honour or offend?
Oct 15 The pigeon doctor will see you now
Rats, dogs and cows are just some of the animals that are advancing the diagnosis and treatment of disease in humans.
Oct 15 Health Check: Treating medical emergencies in space
A major medical emergency has never occurred on the International Space Station - but what would happen if it did?
Oct 14 Why are some toddlers fussy eaters?
New research from scientists at UCL suggests fussy eating is down to genetic influences rather than the result of poor parenting.
Oct 13 Beyond help
After two years of war in Yemen, thousands are dying from preventable diseases as the health system falls apart.
Oct 13 Surviving cholera
Hurricane-struck Haiti now faces a new humanitarian disaster - cholera. So what can be done to ward off a deadly epidemic?
Oct 13 Secret of rest
The results of the world’s largest survey on rest suggest that to feel truly rested, we need to get away from other people.
Oct 12 Council care cuts 'affecting A&E'
The Care Quality Commission annual report says emergency care is one of the poorest performing parts of the health system.
Oct 12 Woman diagnosed with HIV after 30 years
People with HIV are being diagnosed late because hospitals and GP practices in England and Scotland are ignoring guidelines and failing to carry out HIV checks.
Oct 12 'Dementia link to sudden low blood pressure and dizziness'
People who experience frequent drops in blood pressure or dizziness when suddenly standing up are at increased risk of dementia, scientists say.
Oct 12 Three-person baby 'race' dangerous
A "race" to make babies from three people is a major worry, duping couples and a dangerous experiment on mums and babies, warn scientists and ethicists.