The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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A computer game could help some people control their unhealthy snacking habits, suggests a small study from the University of Exeter.
Figures on obesity levels of children in England underline again the scale of the challenge facing policymakers.
Teenagers should take an hour of exercise a day, but new figures suggest a mere 8% of girls aged 13 to 15 in England are meeting that target.
Tiny spheres of fat shed by pancreatic cancers can be used as a blood test for the tumours, a study shows.
Blood that has been made artificially in the laboratory will be tested by the NHS within two years.
A 3D printer is to be used in ground-breaking surgery on a two-year-old girl.
The sperm of all 18-year-olds should be frozen on the NHS to reduce the risks associated with being an older father, a bioethicist argues.
The sister of a woman with Down's Syndrome who died in hospital has gone to the High Court to try to overturn a coroner's decision not to allow a full inquest into her death.
Managers across England must "raise their game" to create happy, healthy workplaces, England's chief health advisers have warned.
Paramedics are being overstretched and under staffed in England with unions warning that the service would not cope with an incident in a major city
A mushroom used for centuries in Chinese medicine reduces weight gain in animals, say researchers in Taiwan.
The Ebola epidemic in Guinea that began early last year has set back the country's fight against malaria, say experts.
Australians in Melbourne and Adelaide give their reaction to a warning that skinny jeans can cause damage to nerves and muscles.
The difference a quick diagnosis makes
The inspection regime for GPs in England should be suspended because it is "overly bureaucratic" and "nit-picking", doctors say.
Two Chinese tech firms have clashed over a new wireless router with a special setting for pregnant women.
A&E waiting times at Scotland's newest hospital have improved since trouble-shooters arrived - but they are still below standard.
The clothes that can damage your health
Silicon chips that mimic the function of living human organs win the Design of the Year award from the Design Museum in London.
The number of sexually transmitted infections being spread in gay men is soaring, according to Public Health England.