The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Caroline Lucas says NHS market structures cost more than £10bn a year and this could be better spent on patient care.
A Lanarkshire woman whose baby suffered brain damage during birth has won a 16-year fight for £5.25m compensation.
How one 19-year-old got hooked on synthetic cannabis when he was 16
MPs are expected to approve the introduction of standardised packaging for cigarettes later.
An experimental cancer drug has been fast-tracked to NHS patients under a new government scheme in England.
A former soldier who has early-onset Alzheimer's disease is raising money to research the condition that has devastated his family.
Hospitals, GPs, community services and care homes are being brought together in England to provide more joined up care for patients under a series of pilots.
A report about to be published by the government's Business Champion, will call for more support for woman coping with menopause in the workplace
Women taking HRT pills for the menopause should be aware that there is a small chance it could increase their risk of blood clots and possibly stroke, according to a study.
Two promising approaches to finding effective weight loss drugs have been presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society.
A plan to privatise about £75m of NHS services in Cornwall is abandoned after bosses decided it would not deliver the right results.
Are Rwandans healthier than the English?
Are some people born with a predisposition for murder?
A "worryingly high" number of children with type 1 diabetes have warning signs of long-term health complications, including blindness, a report says.
There are wide variations in Caesarean section rates across Europe, indicating a lack of consensus about the best way of delivering babies, a study suggests.
Actor Michael Sheen says the core values of the NHS are being undermined by party politics.
A dog has been used to sniff out thyroid cancer in people who had not yet been diagnosed, US researchers report.
The strange effects of cancer on appetite
A former NHS boss who says he was sacked for raising patient safety concerns has called for an apology and a "comparable" job.
New approaches to improving the fertility of obese men are presented by researchers from two Canadian universities.