The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 8 hours 46 min ago
Should we pay to be members of the NHS?
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is facing further criticism over its handling of disciplinary cases.
Actors faking ailments to help doctors perform
Altitude sickness is actually two distinct illnesses according to research carried out by scientists at Edinburgh University.
Ambulance crews should carry cameras to help prevent thousands of assaults on front-line staff each year, according to a report.
Scientists say they have taken a step forward in understanding why some people are at greater risk of skin cancer because of their family history.
The family of a man whose death is one of 11 under investigation at a Northern Ireland health trust say they were deliberately misled about how he died.
Climbing inside a whale was once thought to bring relief to rheumatism sufferers, an exhibit at the Australian National Maritime Museum reveals.
How has the smoking ban impacted on the health of nations?
Humanity's global battle with disease-carrying mosquitoes
Skeletons unearthed by London's Crossrail are victims of the Black Death and may be part of a mass grave, forensic tests reveal.
Victorino Chua appears in court charged with murdering three people at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport in 2011.
Did the NHS get lucky this winter?
When it comes to detecting lies, you should trust your instinct, research suggests.
A mild winter has meant pressure on A&E wards across the UK has not been as severe as predicted.
Two people in England have developed tuberculosis after contact with a domestic cat, Public Health England has announced.
The moment a 39-year-old woman hears for the first time in her life, thanks to cochlear implants, is captured on video.
The deaths of five babies are among 11 under investigation at the Northern Health Trust.
A woman from Gateshead has heard sound for the first time after her cochlear implants were switched on.
The first clinic of its kind in Europe has opened at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with the aim of finding a cure for one of the rarest types of cancer.