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Click the links to read the full coverage at BBC.co.ukAbortion provider hit by data fine
An abortion provider has been fined £200,000 for a data breach that revealed thousands of people's details to a hacker.
Malaria 'spreading to new altitudes'
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
Pupils allowed to smoke at school
The head teacher of a school for children with behavioural issues defends a decision to allow students over the age of 14 to smoke.
Widow wins frozen sperm legal fight
A woman has won a High Court battle to stop her dead husband's frozen sperm being destroyed.
Elderly care faces 'catastrophe'
A "catastrophic" situation is developing in England with many vulnerable elderly people being denied care, campaigners say.
Immune upgrade gives 'HIV shielding'
Doctors have upgraded the immune system of 12 patients with HIV to help shield it from the virus's onslaught.
Case leads to surrogacy advice
The birth of a surrogate baby in Leicester leads to a High Court warning parents about the dangers of informal arrangements.
Warning over hospital superbug rise
Sixteen patients have died in Manchester over the past four years while infected with a highly resistant superbug, figures show.
NHS 'must be open over mistakes'
The NHS in England must be open and honest about mistakes that are made, a government-commissioned recommends.
Asbestos cancer payments announced
Victims of mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer caused by exposure to workplace asbestos, will be able to claim far larger compensation under a new fund.
Premature babies 'disadvantaged'
Research suggests that premature babies may be disadvantaged later in life by a dated educational system which doesn't accommodate them.
Second US HIV-positive baby 'cured'
US researchers reveal another baby carrying the HIV virus, which leads to Aids, may have been cured through early antiretroviral therapy.
Nightmares may be 'health warning'
Regular nightmares in childhood may be an early warning sign of psychotic disorders, researchers in the UK warn.
30,000-year-old virus is revived
An ancient virus has been brought back to life after lying dormant for 30,000 years in the Siberian permafrost, scientists say.
Liverpool Care Pathway 'wrongly blamed'
A palliative care expert challenges criticisms of the Liverpool Care Pathway.
More healing sleep for newborns
Helping babies rest and recover
VIDEO: 'I've lost 4 inches in height'
The Royal College of Physicians claims better screening for osteoporosis would reduce the risk of further injury as well as cost to the NHS.
VIDEO: Coma patients 'put on exercise bike'
Critically ill patients in Portsmouth's Queen Alexandra Hospital are put on an exercise bike to help speed up their recovery.
VIDEO: Gene therapy breakthrough on HIV
For the first time gene therapy has been used to boost the immune system of people with HIV.
AUDIO: School 'banned' my anorexic daughter
An anorexic teenager was prevented from returning to school because staff feared other girls would copy her, her mother claims.
VIDEO: 'Millions lost' to missed appointments
The NHS says it has lost millions of pounds in the last year because of the number of patients failing to turn up for appointments.
VIDEO: Widow wins fight to keep sperm
Beth Warren wins fight to stop her dead husband's frozen sperm being destroyed.
VIDEO: What does sugar do to your body?
Worldwide experts think we may be eating too much sugar, but what are the concerns and where is it found in the diet?
VIDEO: Man's leg kept alive on his arm
Surgeons in Newcastle have removed a man's tumour and repaired the site of the operation using leg muscles and tissue they had attached to his arm to keep alive.
Statin debate: A bitter pill?
Are statins a risk worth taking?
NHS Winter: Weekly A&E tracker Week 17
See how your nearest A&E in England is faring
Can Britain end its love affair with sugar?
Can Britain end its love affair with sugar?
New lease of life
Grateful kidney transplant couple raise £100,000
Should drinking in pregnancy be seen as a crime?
Court case raises pregnancy drinking debate
Artificial heart patient dies
Where next for artificial hearts after death of French patient with pioneering device
Voices: Pledged to NHS Change Day
What NHS workers are doing to improve care
The sanitary pad revolutionary
The school dropout who sparked a sanitary pad revolution in India