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A terminal cancer patient says the NHS failed to diagnose the disease despite 19 doctor and hospital visits.
The test results that doctors find hard to get their heads round
There are "huge gaps" in support and care for the mental health of new mothers by the NHS in England, a parenting charity says.
NHS Scotland has spent nearly £230m on drugs to treat diabetes and obesity within three years, official figures show.
The BBC's Rahul Tandon has been to a clinic in the Indian city of Calcutta where children are being treated for diarrhoea.
Why the cost of hay fever pills can vary so much
13-year-old Sam Russell, who is severely deaf, tells 5 live that hearing dog Ember has turned his life around.
Health ministers from West African countries have adopted a common strategy to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak.
Monitor, the body that regulates health services in England, needs to get better at identifying NHS trusts which are at risk of failure, a group of MPs has said.
India will provide four new vaccines free of cost as part of a programme to reduce child mortality, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says.
Health ministers from 11 West African states agree a common strategy to fight an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 400 people.
Free social care at the end of life is needed to help the NHS in England save money and improve patient care, cancer campaigners say.
High levels of unhealthy food appearing in children's television programmes has been highlighted by researchers.
German doctors are highlighting the dangers of headbanging after a 50-year-old man developed bleeding in the brain following a Motorhead concert.
Cancer care across Staffordshire could be privatised as part of a £1.2bn contract, a trade union warns.
More than 99% of drug trials for Alzheimer's disease in the past decade have failed, according to a study.
Prof Dame Sally Davies answers your questions
Health Minister Dan Poulter and shadow health secretary Andy Burnham on English NHS services and the quality of care.
A former banking chairman describes dealing with depression
Getting to see a GP in England is getting more difficult, the official patient survey shows.