The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 11 hours 42 min ago
The glasses that help surgeons find cancer
A new treatment for hepatitis C cured 90% of patients with the infection in 12 weeks, say scientists after studies in Europe and the US.
The headline is worrying: "half of prostate cancer misdiagnosed".
An elderly man was locked up for seven hours after giving his wife a painkiller patch at her care home.
The ambulance service is on the verge of breaking down because of paramedics' stress levels, union Unison has warned.
The NHS in England is continuing to perform marginally better than other UK countries, but the gap is narrowing, according to a new report.
A new study by a cancer charity found 68% of men say they do not know how to check themselves for testicular cancer.
A US trial of hi-tech goggles could reduce the need for secondary operations for cancer patients.
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The NHS in England is continuing to perform marginally better than the other UK nations, but the gap is narrowing, a review suggests.
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Four women have had new vaginas grown in the laboratory and implanted by doctors in the US.
Prostate cancer tests, which predict how aggressive a tumour is, underestimate the severity of the disease in half of cases, scientists say.
Spending lots of time on Facebook looking at pictures of friends could make women insecure about their bodies, research suggests.
Fitness expert Professor Greg Whyte offers up some essential advice on running a successful marathon.
Hundreds of millions of pounds have been wasted on Tamiflu, a drug for flu that may work no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis says.
Mental health cuts are costing the NHS millions long-term as reduced preventive measures mean more people are ending up in hospital, a report says.
The number of people who donated their organs after death in Scotland almost doubled over a six-year period, according to government figures.
First Minister Carwyn Jones tells BBC Radio Wales he does not believe Prime Minister David Cameron cares "two hoots" for Welsh NHS.
Drugs workers must do more to help the growing number of people injecting themselves with steroids, the health watchdog says.