The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Scientists have come up with a questionnaire they say should help diagnose a condition called face blindness.
How safe are we in the hands of locum staff at NHS hospitals?
A baby dies at Scotland's newest children's hospital campus after becoming infected with harmful bacteria that has also affected five other infants.
Brain training - playing online games that give memory and reasoning skills a workout - is beneficial for older people, a large-scale study has concluded.
More needs to be done to tackle a dual threat of patients having both tuberculosis and diabetes, global health experts say.
How English doctors became internet activists
Professional footballers have worryingly poor teeth that could be affecting their performance on the pitch, say dentists.
Brain training - playing online games that challenge memory and reasoning - is beneficial for the over-50s, a large scale study concludes.
How cockroaches could help wipe out a hospital superbug
American writer Steve Silberman wins the £20,000 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for his book about the history of autism.
A nurse is found guilty of the manslaughter of a six-year-old boy whose resuscitation was mistakenly called off.
A BBC documentary goes behind the scenes at Scotland's newest and most expensive hospital, the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
Andy Dashwood tells BBC Panorama about drinking up to a bottle of morphine every day in an attempt to manage the chronic pain from which he suffers.
Young children who have a pet dog in the home are less likely to go on to develop asthma, a large Swedish study has found.
A campaign calling for the government to increase investment in mental health services has been launched.
Scientists are developing a test to find the source of a potentially deadly strain of E. coli "never found in the UK" following a series of outbreaks in Dorset.
How safe are private hospitals?
The app that could help prevent schizophrenia relapses
Doctors, nurses, midwives and teachers are now required to report to the police cases of girls who have suffered female genital mutilation, or risk losing their jobs.
What hip ops tell us about the state of mental health care