The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 hour 17 min ago
Obesity can constitute a disability if the health effects of their weight impact on their working life, the European Court of Justice has ruled.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt defends the government's plans to cope with winter pressures on emergency healthcare.
A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.
Scientists uncover a single protein that could be responsible for drug allergies, on the surface of cells.
A state-of-the-art clinic in Denmark is set to make dramatic changes to the relationship between doctor and patient.
Teenagers experiencing mental health problems will no longer be detained in police cells as a "place of safety", Home Secretary Theresa May is to announce later.
A scientist who has studied the effects smoking in cars has on children, says it is almost as harmful as smoking indoors, because of the enclosed space.
The rules for creating babies from three people - which state only two would be classed as parents - have been announced by the UK government.
Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government.
The prime minister rejects the claim from a Labour MP of 2,500 fewer nurses in the NHS today than in 2010.
Inaccuracies in a hospital's cancer waiting times figures were caused by managerial incompetence rather than bullying of staff, investigators find.
The BBC's health correspondent Nick Triggle is answering a selection of your questions.
Sierra Leone is due to mount house-to-house searches in the capital Freetown to find hidden cases of Ebola, and restricts shop opening hours.
The UK could be the first country to allow a technique which helps prevent genetic disease and produces so-called "three parent babies".
Figures from an investigation by the Health Service Journal suggest four out of five nurses hired by NHS hospitals in England last year were from overseas.
A £2.7bn fund to improve public health in England is not always being spent where most needed, the National Audit Office says.
Women with or at risk of mental health problems should receive extra support at all stages of pregnancy and beyond, updated NHS guidelines say.
E-cigarettes can help smokers stop or reduce their habit, a Cochrane review has found.
Fat can be breathed out as well as burned off as you lose weight, biochemists who have studied metabolism at a microscopic level say.
The UK announces a £2.5m grant for the charity Unicef to help children affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.