The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 3 hours 11 min ago
The European Parliament is set to vote on whether calorie labels should be added to alcoholic beverages.
Worried parents are putting "extra pressure" on A&E departments, leading doctors and nurses warn.
Disability rights campaigners who say assisted suicide policy in England and Wales is too "liberal" win permission to bring a legal challenge.
A mother whose baby died at a Cumbrian hospital says her own care was one of the "most heartbreaking" things she has had to deal with.
A two-week diet swap experiment hints at just how damaging a junk food diet might be to our guts.
Cases of skin cancer in Scotland increase by more than 30% in the past decade, according to latest NHS figures.
More than a third (36%) of drug-death victims in 2013 were parents or parental figures, according to analysis of official figures.
A man once dubbed the world's fattest speaks of his new "responsibility" as he awaits life-changing weight loss surgery.
The unit pioneering a different way of dealing with alcoholics
There may be two distinct child obesity epidemics - one among infants and one among adolescents - research suggests.
An Armagh-based pharmacist has been sentenced to one year in jail for illegally supplying almost 875,000 prescription drugs.
A former senior nurse is jailed for 18 years for raping unconscious women at a hospital in Oxfordshire.
The first officially licensed kit to allow people to test themselves for HIV at home has gone on sale online in the UK.
A former midwife at Furness General Hospital in Cumbria admits "making mistakes" which contributed to the deaths of two babies.
A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US following consumer concerns about its safety.
The UK's newest hospital, the £842m South Glasgow University Hospital, welcomes its first patients later.
Northern Ireland health minister Jim Wells, who caused controversy with remarks linking same-sex relationships to child abuse, says he has resigned to help his wife "during her fight for life".
UK's newest hospital, South Glasgow University Hospital, is to receive its first patients on Monday.
Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet.
People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.