The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 20 hours 21 min ago
As Saudi Arabia dismisses its health minister, the Mers virus death toll continues to rise.
Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drug makers, agree to exchange some assets and combine their consumer healthcare units.
A new virtual reality training simulator could significantly increase the availability of ultrasound scanning worldwide, according to experts.
The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.
The most dangerous form of skin cancer is now five times more common than it was in the 1970s.
Why immunisation cards are vital for millions
Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?
Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health
The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela
The chair of the panel set up to advise ministers on the governance of NHS data tells the BBC the Care.data programme was "mishandled".
Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
A senior cardiologist, who exposed concerns about patient safety at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, has won an unfair dismissal case.
A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.
There are calls for stricter assessments of foreign-trained doctors before they practise in the UK.
Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.
Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.
Scientists at a London laboratory carry out tests to try to discover how and why some people develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Concern over rise in waits for hospital operations
A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen."
All 18 NHS residential care homes in Northern Ireland that were earmarked for closure are to remain open.