BBC News - Health
Updated: 2 hours 15 min ago
Staffing levels within the NHS will have to be cut if the government wants to bring NHS finances in England under control, a think tank says.
Too many people avoid talking about getting old, suggests a survey by a charity for older people.
Community groups tackling female genital mutilation in England and Wales say more local funding is needed to maintain progress against the illegal activity.
Scientists have mutated mice to turn them into "super sniffers", in research aiming to create a new generation of tracker animals.
5 live listener, Tutu, from London, has spoken about how skin bleaching cream nearly killed her sister.
Three major hospitals across England are being ordered to stop providing complex heart care because of concerns over standards.
Veteran BBC correspondent Caroline Wyatt has stepped down from her post as religious affairs correspondent after revealing that she suffers from Multiple Sclerosis.
Nurse shortages in the UK will continue for years to come and could get worse, experts are predicting.
Viral hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death and disability across the globe, killing as many people as Aids or TB, research published in the Lancet suggests.
Men with advanced prostate cancer could be checked for high risk family genes because they are fairly common, affect treatment and can be passed on to their children, say experts.
The Department of Health in England is scrapping its controversial data sharing project - known as Care.data.
The junior doctor contract will be imposed on medics in England, following the profession's rejection of the terms and conditions, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has confirmed.
A patient lay dead for up to four-and-a-half hours before being spotted at London's biggest A&E department, inspectors reveal.
Junior doctors and medical students in England have voted to reject the contract that has been offered to them by the government.
An outbreak of E. coli affecting more than 100 UK people could be linked to eating contaminated mixed salad leaves, public health officials say.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says a "rapid decision" is needed over whether or not to impose contracts on junior doctors.
The latest data for England shows prescriptions for antidepressants and drugs to tackle diabetes have gone up.
Ministers are preparing to impose a contract on junior doctors in England after the profession rejected the deal that had been agreed between union negotiators and the government.
Doctors are warning oral antibiotics are being over prescribed for acne despite concerns about antibiotic resistance.
Doctors in India replace a boy's damaged nose with a new one which was grown on his forehead.