The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Doctors warn that Britain's unpredictable weather could mean people are not protecting themselves against the sun and should regularly check for signs of skin cancer.
More than three-quarters of people in the UK would not recognise signs of skin cancer, a survey by British Association of Dermatologists suggests.
Two trials of gene therapy on an inherited form of blindness in children have shown that patients' eyesight can be improved - but only temporarily.
What has modern life done to our digestive systems?
Mental health patients having to travel as far as 79 miles for a bed is "not acceptable", says the charity Mind.
What medical supplies does quake-hit Nepal most need?
Satish Appleby speaks about the death of her overweight son.
Three babies have been saved from a life-threatening condition by using 3D printed windpipe splints to help them breathe, a pilot study reveals.
Hugh Pym on the turbulent times ahead for the NHS
How many staff does the NHS need?
GP out-of-hours services provided by commercial companies perform slightly worse than NHS or not-for-profit equivalents, an analysis shows.
Modifying the DNA of embryos is a "line that should not be crossed" and poses serious safety and ethical issues, a leading figure in US research says.
A diabetic woman is the first in the world to give birth naturally after using an artificial pancreas while pregnant, experts say.
The birth is overdue so what happens now?
Why men tend to fall short on life expectancy
Midwives in Northern Ireland are staging a four-hour strike action on Thursday in a dispute over pay.
The number of older carers in England is rising, with signs the responsibility of looking after loved ones is damaging their health, research suggests.
Men are narrowing the gap on women when it comes to life expectancy in England and Wales, research in the Lancet indicates.
Does the National Health Action Party have the answers?
North and South America become the first regions to completely eradicate rubella, or German measles, after no cases in five years