The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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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.
Rock legend Wilko Johnson on the chance meeting that led to him being cured of cancer, which he had previously been told was terminal.
An Australian feminist group expresses its fury after Facebook rejected an ad it created because of the image it used.
Fat, carbs or protein? What foods make a healthy diet?
From a prototype device which can detect gluten in food to allergy apps, BBC Click's Lara Lewington reports
Thousands of local pharmacies in England are at risk of closure because of cuts by the Department of Health, according to a campaign group.
Advice to eat more fat is irresponsible and potentially deadly, Public Health England's chief nutritionist has said.
As antibiotics resistance grows around the world, for some people even the strongest drugs no longer work
Thousands of local pharmacies in England are at risk of closure because of cuts by the Department of Health, a campaign group says.
The number of people caring for someone with cancer in the UK has risen to almost 1.5 million, according to a cancer charity.
Advice to eat more fat is irresponsible and potentially deadly, Public Health England's chief nutritionist says.
Axa, one of the world's biggest insurers, plans to stop investing in the tobacco industry to help highlight the human and economic cost of smoking.
The health service could suffer if Brexit puts the economy at risk as "when the British economy sneezes, the NHS catches a cold", chief executive of NHS England warns.
A new vibrating walking stick is helping people with Parkinson's Disease retain their mobility and independence.
President Obama criticises the US Congress for failing to fully back his request for a $1.9bn (£1.25bn) fund to combat the Zika virus.