The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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A free app to help improve children’s sleep has been launched by doctors at the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London.
A drugs firm has been accused of trying to block access to what some doctors believe is a cheap, safe and effective drug to treat a common eye condition.
Testing a pregnant woman's blood for disorders in her unborn child promises 'dramatic' advances in medicine, say researchers.
As the 2015 election campaign gathers pace, the BBC speaks to a manager in the National Health Service - Matthew Fitzpatrick from London.
Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers warns.
Major changes to the care system in England, dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years, are being introduced, while Scotland merges NHS and care budgets.
Depression and heart-disease drugs are to be tested in a trial to find treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) from existing medicines.
Depression and heart disease drugs are to be tested in a new trial to find treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
A new code of conduct has been launched by the body that oversees 670,000 nurses and midwives in the UK.
The village of Botton in North Yorkshire has been home to people with learning disabilities for 60 years, but there are claims that changes to employment laws are posing a threat to the community.
Uganda circumcision truck fights HIV
A mental health charity which treats military veterans says referrals have increased by 26% in the last year.
A substantial number of teenagers are experimenting with e-cigarettes, even those who have never smoked, a study suggests.
A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, scientists say.
Parents hardly ever spot obesity in their children resulting in damaging consequences for health, doctors warn.
An agreement has been reached to provide a meningitis B vaccine for all babies in the UK, the BBC's Sarah Campbell reports.
An agreement is reached with the drug manufacturer GSK to provide a vaccine for meningitis B for all babies in the UK, the health secretary says.
Antigua sees revival of natural remedies
The Bolivian women knitting a high-tech medical device
An army of Bolivian knitters is helping to save children with a hole in the heart.