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Researchers say it is likely the increase is real and not just down to better awareness from GPs.
Legally, consent lies with the deceased, but in practice, relatives' wishes are always respected.
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.
Hundreds of women say the vaginal implants left them in pain and unable to walk, work or have sex.
Experts say the findings are exciting but unlikely to explain the causes for all dyslexia.
Prep treatment could prevent a quarter of new HIV cases and save the NHS millions, experts calculate.
The bug campylobacter, present in some chickens, is the leading cause of food poisoning in the UK.
Dentists warn that thousands of vulnerable people are wrongly being fined over dental treatment.
Adults do not have to drink a lot for children to notice changes in their behaviour, a study says.
The researchers hope the results in rats could ultimately help paralysed patients come off ventilators.
Wales' largest health board urges people to be alert to sickness bug.
A fall in sales of high-sugar drinks in Jamie's Italian restaurant chain was linked to the levy and menu changes.
There is no mother and baby unit in Wales to help those suffering with mental health illnesses.
Waiting times are increasing as the health services struggles to cope, figures obtained by the BBC reveal.
A record number of children seek help from Childline over suicidal thoughts and feelings.
Machine learning is being used to spot whether breast lesions are cancerous or not.
More than 300 individuals want compensation for injuries they claim were caused by DePuy metal-on-metal hips.
Sweets and chocolate should be under a 250-calorie limit, NHS England says.
Some ill and disabled people are so worried about the process, they are using mobile phones to secretly record those interviews, critics say.
NHS England says the question will deter discrimination against lesbian, gay and bisexual people.
Tony Dixon works at Southmead Hospital and at the Spire private hospital in Bristol.
Psilocybin - the hallucinogenic ingredient in mushrooms - may help in depression, a study suggests.
A couple married for 40 years say it's made it "impossible" for them to be intimate.
Writer and broadcaster Anna Raeburn had an illegal abortion in 1965 when she was 21.
Some patients in Northern Ireland are waiting up to three years to see a consultant about having surgery, following a referral.
Ian Cranston underwent a mastectomy and warns that men can get breast cancer too.
Rita had a mastectomy last year, after being diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.
Kate, 19, wants to challenge people’s perception of beauty.
Six-year-old Megan has the rare Prader-Willi syndrome, which means she never feels full.
We spoke to four college students about their experience.
England's chief medical officer is "really worried" about the threat of antibiotic resistance.
Toby Nye was diagnosed with a stage four neuroblastoma on his fourth birthday.
The girl became short of breath during the concert but continued cheering "because she was a super fan".
Experts say job security and a fall in the value of the pound are behind the trend.
Ten charts that show how mental illness affects people in the UK.
Former Liverpool and England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland tells BBC Sport about his battle with anxiety.
Breast cancer in men is rare but it's still an issue for the 10 men diagnosed with it every year in NI.
Alison Farmer was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 40. Luckily, it was caught early. Here's the story of how she recovered - and went on to have her daughter.
It's been claimed that US dogs have better access to cancer treatment than Nigerian people. Do they?
James Dunn has started a campaign to raise awareness for his rare genetic skin condition.
The paramedics at the forefront of life and death in BBC One's Ambulance.
The maid of honour's life was saved by her two cousins, who had just learned how to do CPR.
Hospital performance slumps across UK with staff warning hitting key targets now an 'impossible' job.
Patients facing long waits for treatment tell the BBC what it is like to be left in limbo.