At least 33 people have died in south-east Iran in the last three weeks after contracting swine flu, state media report.
UK scientists say they have reached a milestone in the fight against malaria by creating a genetically modified mosquito that is infertile.
Beer gifts replace processed meat in Japan's end-of-year tradition.
A competition to guess the weight of a man's amputated leg raises nearly £1,500 for a London hospital.
Surgeons in Wales say waiting lists are "unacceptably high" and need to be a top priority for whoever wins the assembly election.
GPs who prescribe fewer antibiotics have less satisfied patients, according to a new study by researchers at King's College London.
A clinic in Kenya is coming offering free pampering sessions to encourage patients to undergo routine screening.
Military action in Syria must be matched with "urgent funding" to support veterans who return with mental health problems, the charity Combat Stress says
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Leading doctors say the NHS must prepare for much greater use of medicines to prevent rather than just treat disease.