The BBC Health website is no longer available.

The site featured a number of pages outlining medical conditions and other health information.

The BBC has decided to discontinue the site because there are now other websites that offer a comprehensive, medically checked service, which the BBC site was duplicating.

For information on medical conditions you can visit NHS Choices.

Please visit BBC News for the latest health news stories. You can read more about the closure on the BBC Internet Blog.

You may also find pages on these subjects useful: Asthma, Autism, Cancer, Dementia, Depression, Diabetes, Fertility, Healthy eating, Healthy living, Heart disease, High blood pressure, Mental health, Obesity, Pneumonia, Sexual health, Stress, Viruses.

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