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Chantelle Millward on Orkambi drug for cystic fibrosis patients

Men with low sperm counts at increased risk of illness, study suggests

Men with low sperm counts are more likely to have a number of health issues that put them at increased risk of illness, new research suggests.

Eco-nappies

When Ixchel Anaya become pregnant aged 22, little did she know that it would spark a business idea that she would take global.

Thousands more women with heavy periods to be offered test

Women with heavy periods should be offered a hysteroscopy to find out the cause, says new guidance from health officials

Genes have a role in empathy, study says

It helps us to make close connections with people, and influences how we behave in a range of situations, from the workplace to a party.

Muscle loss in old age linked to fewer nerve signals

Researchers say they may have worked out why there is a natural loss of muscle in the legs as people age - and that it is due to a loss of nerves.

NHS homeopathy ending in London

A major centre of homeopathy will no longer be able to spend NHS money on the controversial practice

Chinese takeaway can bust your salt allowance

Chinese takeaway meals from restaurants and supermarkets should carry health warnings because they are often high in salt, a campaign group says.

Would you hack your own body?

At a trendy east London bar, a group of body hackers are putting forward their reasons for human augmentation to a packed audience of mainly under-35s, many of whom are sporting piercings and tattoos.

Lassa fever: The killer disease with no vaccine

Since the beginning of the year, Nigeria has been gripped by an outbreak of a deadly disease. Lassa fever is one of a number of illnesses which can cause dangerous epidemics, but for which no vaccine currently exists

Energy drinks: UK supermarkets ban sales to under-16s

Sales of energy drinks to children under 16 have been banned in most major UK supermarkets, amid concerns about high levels of sugar and caffeine.

Optician who claims to treat autism struck off

An optician who claims to be able to treat the vision of people with autism and brain injuries using coloured filters has been struck off.

Guilt over miscarriage

An estimated one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage - although there are no official statistics and the true figure could be lower or even higher. Many couples will never reveal they have had a miscarriage, but here, three women and one man describe the shock, guilt and distress they felt after losing their babies.

Life after Ebola

It has been four years since the Ebola virus outbreak in the West African states of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone was first reported. Photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham has been back to document the people still living with the legacy of the disease.

Dishing the dirt

We are clearly a nation that is very keen on cleanliness. Many of us stick antibacterial surface wipes in our shopping baskets (and then sometimes down the drain, helping cause those giant fatbergs).