The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 28 min 23 sec ago
A British healthcare worker is brought back to the UK for Ebola monitoring after suffering a needle-stick injury in Sierra Leone.
The British Medical Association (BMA) has criticised plans drawn up by an independent review to shorten the length of medical training for doctors across the UK.
Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.
Norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the world, can be killed with "cold plasma", scientists report.
Proposals to shorten medical training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn.
Watching a DVD or using a stress ball during minor surgery can reduce a patient's anxiety levels, suggests a study from the University of Surrey.
The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three UK children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.
Former Labour health minister Lord Darzi tells BBC's Newsnight it is irrelevant whether NHS care is delivered by the private or the public sector.
More than half of university students are using pornography to help them find out about sex, a NUS survey has shown.
Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.
The NHS is under pressure, but public satisfaction is at a record high.
A row has broken out about the system for giving NHS hospitals in England their income.
Janet Morrison, chief executive of the Independent Age, answered viewers' questions on insurance cover for care in old age.
An eight-year-old boy from Pembrokeshire died of scurvy, a coroner says.
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a research programme to develop a new generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.
The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.
Astra Zeneca announces a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.
Alex's Adamou's mother Andriani is 61 years old and has dementia.
Prof James Di Santo explains the work being carried out at the Insitut Pasteur to discover an Ebola vaccine.
There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.