The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Children's heart operations remain suspended at Leeds General Infirmary despite a day of talks about the future of the unit.
A major incident tent is set up at a Norfolk hospital as ambulances are left queuing outside A&E department.
US President Barack Obama unveils an initiative to map the human brain which could provide insights into diseases such as Alzheimer's.
'It felt like I was losing my femininity'
Yorkshire Ambulance Service workers take part in a 24-hour strike in a row over staffing changes.
Government reforms of the NHS in England have come into force, but what do they mean for patients?
Male bowel cancer rates have increased by more than a quarter in 35 years - but the figure is much less for women, a Cancer Research study suggests.
Only one in five people with diabetes in England and Wales are meeting targets for keeping their condition under control, a charity warns.
Should you ever eat food that's been on the floor?
A free, confidential phoneline is launched for NHS staff who want to raise any concerns about practices in NHS Scotland.
Healthcare campaigners hail India's rejection of a patent bid by Swiss company Novartis for its cancer drug, Glivec, amid industry criticism.
India's Supreme Court rejects a plea by Swiss company Novartis to patent an updated version of its cancer drug, Glivec.
Manchester anaesthetist, Dr Hilary Eason, has just returned from Australia as a flying doctor where she featured in the new BBC series Helicopter Heroes Down Under.
Government reforms of the NHS in England are now in place, with NHS leaders warning of a tough year ahead.
Government reforms of the NHS in England have come into force with NHS leaders warning of a tough year ahead.
Five ways the NHS is changing
UK researchers have found that a dangerous infection which is becoming more common in people with cystic fibrosis can spread between patients.
Children's heart surgery was wrongly suspended at Leeds General Infirmary because of "incomplete" information, a senior doctor says.
Is it a popular myth that chocolate gives you spots - or a scientific myth that it doesn't?
Filling the school holiday void with a son with autism