The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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The technology helping the visually impaired travel on the Tube
Prison guards and inmates could face prosecution for flouting smoking ban laws in communal prison areas after a High Court ruling.
Liberia goes a week without any new cases of Ebola - the first time such a milestone has been reached since May 2014, the WHO says.
The parents of a girl who lost part of her limbs after catching Meningitis B are supporting a campaign to speed up introduction of a vaccine against the disease.
More than 900 patients in the West of England had surgery cancelled for non-medical reasons in the first two weeks of the year, figures show.
Billions of people have untreated tooth decay across the globe, an international study has found.
Plumbers and heating engineers should join with GPs and care staff in tackling problems caused by cold homes, health experts say.
Autism is caused by genetic make-up in 74-98% of cases, a Medical Research Council study of 516 twins indicates.
An MP who lost his father, mother and sister to cancer questions the prime minister about cancer referral targets.
There is growing concern about the future of an orphanage run by a British charity in Sierra Leone, after one member of staff died last week from Ebola.
Can we be sure another scandal isn't brewing?
Journalist James Delingpole on who should pay for the health care of people who are overweight.
The number of old people killing themselves has fallen. Why?
The Lib Dem election manifesto will include a pledge to hand drugs policy from the Home Office to the Department of Health, Nick Clegg is to say.
Adults catch real flu about once every five years, while children get it every other year, scientists calculate, based on a field study in China.
Just one in seven councils in the UK is paying a "fair" price for home care for the elderly, according to a survey.
In 1946, Dr Benjamin Spock published his parenting guide 'Baby and Childcare'
Video games firm Ubisoft is working on a title that it believes can treat lazy eye, a condition that can result in reduced vision.
BBC News asks whether coffee really is healthy after a study appeared to show that moderate consumption may help people avoid heart disease.
NHS staff have voted to accept a government pay offer, Unison has announced.