The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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The mums whose partners shook their babies
BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire has completed six weeks of radiotherapy, her last major treatment for breast cancer.
The NHS in England must get a grip on the delays patients face in being released from hospital, as the problem causes unnecessary harm and wastes money, the National Audit Office says.
NHS England spending on private ambulances for 999 calls trebles to £68m in four years, data gathered by the BBC shows.
A family whose two-year-old son received a heart transplant after a 14-month wait in hospital say they have been given "a second chance at life".
Exam pressures and physical health problems, like acne, are major contributory factors in the suicides of young people, according to new research.
A 60-year-old woman who wants to use her late daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild is continuing her legal battle.
Africa braces for Zika virus
Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil are becoming increasingly concerned the virus may cause eye damage in babies.
GPs in England have "dramatically" reduced the amount of antibiotic prescriptions they prescribe to patients, latest figures reveal.
Plans to scrap student bursaries and charge nurses and other health staff for their degrees in England could backfire, unions are warning.
More than 12,000 people in England are now safer and being looked after better in care homes than they were two years ago, the Care Quality Commission says.
A football league exclusively for men who classed as obese has been launched in Somerset.
An NHS doctor left his family in the UK and joined the Islamic State group in Syria, the BBC learns from leaked IS recruitment papers.
Thousands of people with type-2 diabetes in the UK are missing out on obesity surgery that would slash blood sugars and even lead to remission in some cases, a team of experts say.
Anti-malarial drug Lariam, which can cause severe side-effects, should be the "drug of last resort" for UK troops, MPs on the defence committee say.
A man died from operable cancer after an NHS trust failed to act on advice from another hospital, an ombudsman's report reveals.
Can vegans push themselves to physical extremes?
The spread of Zika is the price being paid for a massive policy failure on mosquito control, says World Health Organization leader Margaret Chan.
"Unloved" GP waiting rooms which are covered in leaflets and tatty magazines can increase patients' anxiety, according to an Edinburgh study.