The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Senior doctors involved in the treatment of cancer patients say many of them are not getting the drugs they need.
The Zimbabwean teenagers living with HIV, but without treatment
Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London are aiming to reconstruct people's faces with stem cells taken from their fat.
Surgeons in Newcastle have removed a man's tumour and repaired the site of the operation using leg muscles and tissue they had attached to his arm to keep alive.
Seaweed could help weight loss, research at the University of Newcastle suggests, as it contains a compound which can stop the body absorbing fat.
Why is no-one talking about bladder cancer?
Regular nightmares in childhood may be an early warning sign of psychotic disorders, researchers in the UK warn.
Surgeons removed a man's tumour and rebuilt his body using leg muscles and tissue they had removed and attached to his arm to keep alive.
There was a sharp fall in the number of cases of measles in England at the end of 2014, figures from Public Health England show.
Autism is less common in girls than in boys because their brains are more resilient, research suggests.
A new package of care for dementia sufferers will help in the fight against the illness, the health secretary says.
How men and women deemed mentally unfit to stand trial were treated 150 years ago.
How Indian food has brought social care sector together
The problem is when and how you eat it
Why are attacks on doctors on the rise in China?
Doctors should disinfect their stethoscopes after seeing every patient because the instruments are heavily contaminated by bacteria, a study says.
First Lady Michelle Obama unveils plans for the most sweeping overhaul of nutrition labels on US food packages in more than two decades.
Lack of openness and honesty caused unnecessary distress to a family who had suffered the avoidable loss of their baby, a watchdog finds.
How the creation of babies using sperm and eggs from three people will be regulated in the UK has been announced.