The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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The NHS in England is told to stop being a barrier to infertile couples having children, according to the funding watchdog.
Hate crime convictions are at an all-time high, but disability hate crime convictions have dropped, according to a new report.
How one Dorset hospital is trying to better serve its elderly patients
Key points that NHS chiefs have unveiled
The BBC's Hugh Pym looks at the future of healthcare in England
The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.
President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.
Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been cured of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012.
Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies tells MPs that the UK is well prepared in case of a potential Ebola outbreak.
The World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease.
A letter written by a 10-year-old girl to David Cameron about the West Cumberland Hospital is raised at PMQs.
David Cameron and Ed Miliband accuse each other of not answering questions as they clash over NHS services.
The World Health Organisation's emergency committee is to hold talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.
The male Y sex chromosome may have a role in prolonging men's lives and fighting cancer, according to a study.
GP explains NHS England's decision to pay family doctors £55 every time they diagnose a case of dementia.
Doctors in England will receive £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.
Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.
Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, says the advisory body, NICE.
Too many people in the middle of a mental health crisis end up locked in police cells after being turned away from hospitals, says a report.
A group of leading doctors and researchers has called on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the medicines watchdog, NICE.