The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Health regulator Monitor tells hospitals and health trusts in England to "look again" at their financial plans as current proposals are unaffordable.
Two women from Hertfordshire are backing a campaign to provide free sanitary products for homeless women.
The US Food and Drug Administration is 'strongly encouraging' hospitals not to use a drug pump system made by a leading medical supplier.
Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements to counter the lack of sunshine in England, government experts are proposing.
A simple urine test which could detect pancreatic cancer much earlier than at present is developed by scientists.
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A computer-based brain training game could improve the daily lives of people with schizophrenia, say University of Cambridge researchers.
A new study says reading for pleasure can help people relate to each other and increase their empathy.
Two distillers in China added Viagra to thousands of bottles of spirits and told customers it had "health-preserving qualities", food officials say.
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People living with HIV in Malawi are being given access to vital tests thanks to a simpler way of transporting blood.
Teenagers across the UK going to university and college this year are being urged to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis W.
The government is to invest £143m improving children's mental health services in England this year, BBC News learns.
Initial results from an Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea are "exciting" and "promising", according to the World Health Organization.
A vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has led to 100% protection in a pioneering trial described as a "potential game-changer".
An Australian plane passenger, who says he suffered back pain after being seated next to an overweight man, is suing Etihad Airways.
Nursing leaders in Portugal, Spain and Italy say "aggressive strategies" are being used to "fool" a growing number of their staff into working in the NHS.
Days lost to stress-related sickness by doctors at a hospital trust increases by more than 430% in five years, it is revealed.
Helping homeless women access sanitary towels and tampons
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