The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Questions are being raised about the government's drive in England to increase dementia diagnosis rates.
Just over seven million people have signed up for health insurance through President Barack Obama's healthcare programme before the deadline, the White House says.
The deadly Ebola outbreak in Guinea is limited geographically, says the World Health Organization - contradicting an assessment by a medical charity.
Cuts to animal health surveillance mean Britain is at a much greater risk of outbreaks of devastating diseases such as BSE, warn experts.
Cuts to animal health surveillance mean Britain is at a much greater risk of outbreaks of devastating diseases such as "mad cow disease", experts say.
NHS England is facing the biggest challenge in its history because of the squeeze on its budget, says its new chief executive, Simon Stevens.
What is Ebola and what can be done to counter an outbreak?
5 live's Mark Hutchings visits a primary school in Cardiff to find out if children would eat their greens seven times a day.
Dr Peter Aitken, from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, says the NHS needs a "significant transformation" in mental health care.
A Japanese committee investigating problems with a supposedly groundbreaking stem cell study has found the lead researcher guilty of scientific misconduct.
A group of doctors writes an open letter to the Scotch Whisky Association asking it to drop its opposition to minimum price rules for alcohol.
Psychologist Tanya Byron investigates whether it is possible to become addicted to computer games and social networks.
Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day is healthier than the five now recommended and would prolong lives, researchers say.
Eating more portions of fruit and vegetables a day provides a health benefit and would save more lives, researchers say.
How much fruit and veg should we eat?
Scientists grow living muscle in the lab that heals by itself - a significant step in tissue engineering.
The NHS is facing the biggest challenge in its history because of the squeeze on its budget, says its new boss on his first day in the job.
Rule change means that local authorities can offer people who need home care cash for them to organise it themselves.
The Ebola outbreak that has killed 78 people in Guinea is "unprecedented", medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says.
Naomi Grin, who had her first baby at 51, reacts to figures showing the number of women giving birth over 50 has doubled.