The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Mental health services turned away more than a quarter of children referred for support without help in England in 2015, a report says.
Dr Henry Heimlich has used the Heimlich manoeuvre to save a choking woman at his retirement home.
Regulators have given one of the world's largest drug companies approval to sell a new gene therapy.
The 96-year-old man behind the Heimlich manoeuvre has used the technique to save a woman choking at his retirement home.
The Scottish nurse who survived Ebola says she has been left with permanent weakness in her leg and will probably never run again.
Scotland's urban areas, particularly around Glasgow, have the highest lung disease mortality rates in Britain, according to a new report.
The first case of an infection that can resist the antibiotic of last resort - colistin - has been detected in the US.
Almost 12,000 people in England are still waiting to hear if they are due millions of pounds in backdated care fees.
Too many teenagers and young adults are dying of some types of cancer, a Europe-wide report warns.
A husband's online account of fertility problems strikes a chord
People with a disability are finding it increasingly difficult to get behind the wheel because of government reforms, according to two charities.
An Indian woman gives birth to a 15lb (6.82kg) baby girl, who doctors say could be the heaviest child ever born in the country.
A vaccine to reduce the risk of cancer is to be offered to homosexual men in England in a pilot scheme starting in June.
The mums whose partners shook their babies
BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire has completed six weeks of radiotherapy, her last major treatment for breast cancer.
The NHS in England must get a grip on the delays patients face in being released from hospital, as the problem causes unnecessary harm and wastes money, the National Audit Office says.
NHS England spending on private ambulances for 999 calls trebles to £68m in four years, data gathered by the BBC shows.
A family whose two-year-old son received a heart transplant after a 14-month wait in hospital say they have been given "a second chance at life".
Exam pressures and physical health problems, like acne, are major contributory factors in the suicides of young people, according to new research.
Africa braces for Zika virus