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Sensors to prevent pain for amputeesResearchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.

Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes'UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.

'Millions wasted' on flu drugHundreds of millions of pounds have been wasted on Tamiflu, a drug for flu that may work no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis says.

'Terror' of patient's op wake-upA patient who awoke from an anaesthetic minutes before major surgery speaks of the "terrifying" experience.

Doctors implant lab-grown vaginaFour women have had new vaginas grown in the laboratory and implanted by doctors in the US.

Guinea 'Ebola deaths pass 100'The Ebola outbreak could take up to four months to contain as the number of people killed by the virus in Guinea passes 100, the UN says.

'Selfie' body image warning issuedSpending lots of time on Facebook looking at pictures of friends could make women insecure about their bodies, research suggests.

Male eating disorders 'overlooked'Young men with an eating disorder are not getting the help and support they need because of perceptions about a "women's illness", say researchers.

Living organ regeneration 'first'An elderly organ in a living animal has been regenerated into a youthful state by DNA manipulation for the first time, UK researchers say.

Spinal shocks revive paralysed legsFour paralysed men have been able to move their legs for the first time in years after electrical stimulation of their spinal cords, US doctors report.

Organ donations 'double since 2007'The number of people who donated their organs after death in Scotland almost doubled over a six-year period, according to government figures.

HIV home test kits given go-aheadKits allowing people to test themselves for HIV at home can be bought over the counter in the UK for the first time - but no kits exist yet in Britain.

Cyborg glasses express fake emotionsA Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.

Beard trend 'guided by evolution'The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.

Should we pay a monthly membership fee to the NHS?Should we pay to be members of the NHS?

Dog disease could be medical boonOur pets could provide new insights into disease

VIDEO: Babylab studies development of ADHDScientists at a London laboratory carry out tests to try to discover how and why some people develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

VIDEO: Hi-tech goggles 'detect cancer cells'A US trial of hi-tech goggles could reduce the need for secondary operations for cancer patients.

AUDIO: Man stung by bees in pain experimentA PhD student has allowed bees to sting him 190 times - to find out which part of the body it hurts the most.

VIDEO: Can smartphones ruin your sleep?New technology such as smartphones and tablets could be affecting how much sleep people get, a survey suggests.

VIDEO: What do standardised packs look like?As the government moves forward with plans to ban branding on cigarette packs in England, the BBC's Peter Taylor visits a tobacconist in Australia where a ban was introduced in 2011.

VIDEO: Loneliness 'affects general health'The emotional problems associated with loneliness have long been acknowledged, but now there is evidence that being lonely has an impact on overall health.

VIDEO: Ebola outbreak 'unprecedented'The Ebola outbreak that has killed 78 people in Guinea is "unprecedented", a medical charity has said

VIDEO: Obamacare 'still not perfect'President Barack Obama has said that 7.1 million people have signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Should drug firms make payments to doctors?Does it matter that drug firms give doctors money and gifts?

Bombing couple still Boston strongBoston marathon bombing survivors cope with aftermath

Can you live without processed food?Can you live without processed food?

Goggles help surgeons ‘see’ tumoursThe glasses that help surgeons find cancer

Bereaved parents heard at lastWhy parents who have a stillbirth are now being listened to

Cancer virus discovery helped by delayed flightThe man who isolated a virus causing cancer

Ugandan clinics selling bogus HIV certificatesThe Ugandans who pay for bogus HIV results to get jobs

Is Astle case tip of the iceberg?Did heading the ball cause footballers' deaths?

The e-cigarettes phenomenonHow safe are e-cigarettes – and should they be banned?

The many battles faced by WW1's nursesHow this 21-year-old coped with the horrors of WW1

VIDEO: Actors faking sick to help doctorsActors faking ailments to help doctors perform