A introduction to this week's newsletter
Health problems related to poor diet, drinking and smoking are costing the NHS in England more than £11bn each year, officials say.
Women's mental health needs are not being considered adequately despite the rising rate of female suicide, campaigners have warned.
Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have pledged $3bn (£2.3bn) to fund medical research over the next decade.
Moderate drinking does not appear to affect a woman's fertility, according to new research.
Researchers may have discovered a method of detecting changes in the eye which could identify Parkinson's disease before its symptoms develop.
Leading doctors have criticised a "weak" government strategy to tackle childhood obesity in England
We take a look at some of the biggest height differences in the world
GP failed to recognise signs of a pulmonary embolism
Without fertility aid Danesha Couch has given birth to three sets of twins
The organs surrounded by fat is different in women than in men, says researchers
Sepsis is not being treat seriously enough, says health watchdog
The drugs that might reduce the death toll in west Africa
The US team say the results, published in Nature, are "striking" and should "galvanise" research efforts
Playing simple card games and even a tennis match on the Wii can help stroke patients with their recovery, says researchers in Canada.
Research has found over half of UK adults are suffering from conditions that cause constant chronic pain