The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Using food and drink to diagnose disease
Will online technology offer a revolution in healthcare?
The World Health Organization says all men who have sex with men should be offered antiretroviral drugs to help reduce the number of new HIV infections.
NHS England says it does not know how many hospital beds are needed to deal with increasing demand for children's mental health services.
A vaccine against dengue fever could protect more than half the children who are given it, a trial suggests.
One in four people in England has not heard of out-of-hours GP services, figures suggest.
Many NHS trusts in England have temporarily shut maternity units in the past year, commonly because of lack of staff and beds, a BBC investigation shows.
An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes.
A child born in the US with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus, doctors say.
The Muslim Council of Great Britain says Muslims who fast during Ramadan - despite being ill - may be putting their health at risk.
The EU's top court says designer drugs that mimic cannabis, which are already illegal in many countries, cannot be classed as medicinal.
The suspicious deaths of dozens of patients at a hospital in the 1990s will be the subject of an inquiry, the government announces.
Cooling babies deprived of oxygen at birth improves their chances of growing up without disabilities such as cerebral palsy, research suggests.
The five key financial challenges for the NHS.
Fears are being raised the NHS in England will no longer be free at the point of use - up to now a key principle for the health service - within 10 years.
The new president of the Royal College of Surgeons says the 18-week waiting target for routine operations in England should be reviewed.
Parasites infected with malaria can hide inside bone marrow and evade the body's defences, research confirms.
Ed Miliband calls for David Cameron to "correct the record" over hospital waiting times claims.
NHS and council-run social-care budgets should be combined for some of the most vulnerable people, the NHS England chief executive says.
Sensitive medical information about patients was sent mistakenly by a health board to another patient, a data protection watchdog has discovered.