The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Teen cancer patients have been "inspired" by Stephen Sutton - a teenager with terminal cancer who has has raised more than £2m for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
A new online map of England and Wales allows people to enter their postcode and find their community's level of risk of developing 14 conditions, such as heart disease and lung cancer.
Skin grown in the laboratory could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, according to UK scientists.
The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.
Readers' experiences of elderly care
Seven-year-olds are happier when they are allowed sweets, snacks and television in moderation, suggests a study of children's well-being.
Kelly Fletcher explains the serious genetic condition Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Cosmetic surgery will not cure all issues related to image confidence, psychologist Emma Kenny says.
Hospital admissions for dog bites are three times as high in the most deprived areas of England as in the least, official figures show.
A teenager with terminal cancer will make a "transformational difference" after raising more than £1.5m, the Teenage Cancer Trust says.
Plastic surgeons say they're worried about the number of young people who want cosmetic procedures.
The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.
Survivor's happiness to be alive, but fears being stigmatised
Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.
Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.
The medicines watchdog for England and Wales says it is disappointed that the drug company Roche will not reduce the price of a new breast cancer drug for the NHS.
Why do new treatments costs so much?
The director of care at a children's hospice is cleared of professional misconduct over the way she dealt with a dying teenager.
A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.
Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals.