The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 3 hours 43 min ago
A row over spending on mental health in England breaks out after Labour accuses ministers of failing to honour promises.
The little-known carbon monoxide risk
One of the deadliest risks from BBQ cooking happens once the flames have gone out.
A six-year-old boy with a muscle-wasting disease has received more than 20,000 birthday cards after his mother made an appeal.
Warnings of a "dementia epidemic" may have been overblown, according to new research published in the Lancet medical journal.
The number of people living with dementia in western Europe is stabilising, according to a new report.
The proportion of people with dementia is levelling-off in parts of Western Europe - and even falling in the UK - according to a report by University of Cambridge scientists.
Scientists have shed light on why a common and sometimes fatal lung infection in people who have cystic fibrosis can be so hard to treat.
A review of the quality of care provided to newborn and young babies with severe health problems will be carried out in England.
Hugh Pym: The cost of social care is set to be a major issue for this government
A prototype vaccine against the lung infection MERS coronavirus shows promising results, scientists say.
The National Living Wage could result in a "catastrophic collapse" in the number of care homes, according to the five biggest providers.
People working more than 40 hours a week are more likely to have a stroke, a study suggests.
A new probe sticks to blood clots so they "light up" in a PET scan, and could eventually save time during treatment of stroke and related conditions.
The world's first officially sanctioned drug to boost sexual desire in women has been given approval in the US. But what does it do and who wants it?
A ten-year-old, Kino, plays a grand piano to entertain and distract patients and visitors at a Bristol hospital relax.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves a libido-enhancing drug for women that has been dubbed "female Viagra".
A heavy smoker, Elaine Butler, explains how using e-cigs, along with other products to help smokers stop, helped her quit.
E-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than tobacco and could be prescribed on the NHS, an independent review compiled for Public Health England says.