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'Dangerous complacency' to global HIV epidemic risks resurgence The response to the global HIV pandemic is risking a resurgence of the disease, experts warn.


Alternative cancer therapies linked to reduced survival Cancer patients who receive alternative therapies are more likely to shun proven treatments, a study finds.


Brain damage 'more likely in cardiac arrest patients given adrenaline' It increased the chances of survival but patients were more likely to have brain damage, a study finds.


Japan heatwave: Warnings issued amid scorching temperatures Scorching temperatures have killed 30 people in two weeks, prompting officials to issue warnings.


Is heading a football bad for your health? Study of retired players hopes to provide a definitive answer on the risks of repeatedly heading the ball.


Fish oil supplements for a healthy heart 'nonsense' The evidence around omega-3 supplements is flimsy at best, say experts.


Scientist debunks health hoaxes with viral parody video Jonathan Jarry's video about a fake cancer-curing moss has been viewed over nine million times.


Parents warned over 'toxic' slime Consumer group Which? is concerned the popular children's products are not being properly vetted.


Editing human embryos 'morally permissible' An independent inquiry gives go-ahead to genetically altering human embryos, but advises caution.


The eye doctor who could not see the stars Dr Andrew Bastawrous has invented an app that has been shown in clinical trials to help more children see clearly.


Hot summer leading to 'toxic' algae Blooms have flourished during the warm spell but they pose a health risk to humans and animals.


Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in talc cancer case It is the largest payout over allegations that Johnson & Johnson's talc-based products cause cancer.


'Virtual reality cured my fear of heights' How Fay Nugent beat her phobia by riding Wilber the Whale through a 10-storey tower block.


Iceman's last meal was high-fat, high-calorie feast Mountain goat, red deer, cereal grains and a toxic fern: What our ancestors ate 5,000 years ago.


Thailand cave rescue: First footage emerges of boys in hospital The boys are seen in hospital, as reports say they were sedated for their cave rescue.


Cave rescue: The Australian diving doctor who stayed with the boys The expert caver gave the OK for the boys to dive their way out and was among the last to leave.


Peter Baldwin: Type 1 diabetes test backed after boy's death Beth Baldwin campaigned for change after her son Peter died from Type 1 diabetes complications aged 13.


Stopping type 1 diabetes from birth Experts believe they may have found a way to prevent the condition from developing in at risk babies.


Immediate stop to NHS mesh operations Mesh must not be routinely used to treat women with stress urinary incontinence, NHS England told.


What is the sex 'superbug' STD MGen? What do you need to know about mycoplasma genitalium, the emerging sexually transmitted "superbug"?


Belfast barber offers haircuts to Liverpool dementia patients A barber from Belfast has travelled to a care home in Liverpool to offer haircuts to people with dementia.


Blind dog gave autistic woman 'hope in life' Emma Barker, 18, who has autism and depression, says adopting a dog "saved her life".


Egg donation: ‘Will they look like me?’ Ashleigh Kelso, 27, donated some of her eggs to a couple to help them start their own family.


Model: 'My Brazilian butt lift gave me septicaemia' Model Darcie Russell went to Turkey for a "Brazilian butt lift" but it left her with blood poisoning.


Zara Holland on Love Island: 'Like being in a posh prison' Former contestant Zara Holland talks about being on the show and how the experience impacted her health.


'Period poverty led me to become homeless' Stevie-Jo Pasing's family could not afford to buy her sanitary products during her school years.


Women fight back against Peru's national sterilisation scheme Thousands of indigenous Peruvian women say they were forcibly sterilised in a state family planning scheme.


Emerging sex disease MG 'could become next superbug' It can lead to an infection of the reproductive organs in women that can cause infertility.


Heatwave causes spike in insect bite calls to NHS Horsefly bites are painful and can lead to a skin infection that may require antibiotics, say doctors.


Opioids: Why 'dangerous' drugs are still being used to treat pain Despite links to UK hospital deaths and a US addiction crisis, opioids remain the painkiller of choice.


The women choosing to love their natural grey hair As celebrities rush to colour their hair silver, some women with natural greys are ditching dyes.


'Sometimes we need help' Gavin didn't leave his flat for four years because of his weight, but bariatric surgery gave him hope.


If Roe v Wade is overturned, will abortion become illegal in the US? As Donald Trump looks to introduce a "pro-life" judge to the US Supreme Court, 100 Women looks at what will happen to abortion laws if Roe v Wade is overturned.


The man who saved thousands from HIV How one HIV-positive man stopped thousands getting the virus by helping them obtain a "game-changing" treatment not then available on the NHS.


NHS at 70: How Moorfields Eye Hospital changed the world The London hospital has transformed eye care and saved the sight of millions since the start of the NHS.


'I'm a hormonal mess but it's worth it' Crippling endometriosis led Katy to voluntarily go into menopause to give her reproductive system a break.


Kat Von D: The make-up mogul who has reignited 'anti-vax' row Kat Von D has caused a huge online row, with fans pledging to boycott her make-up line.


'Why my daughter wants a hysterectomy at 15' A mother and daughter both have a severe form of premenstrual syndrome.