The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Patches of Kielder forest are being turned into a wild laboratories, to work out the environmental triggers for common diseases.
Senior doctors have told the BBC that GP surgeries in rural areas are in crisis as they say it's harder to find family doctors in remote areas, as they struggle to recruit staff.
Thousands of pounds from NHS "personal health budgets" are spent on "treats" such as holidays and clothes, a Freedom of Information request has found.
A man who nearly died from drinking hand gel containing alcohol, says he was part of a group which systematically raided London hospitals for a drink.
A section of forest in northern England is being used to study how the immune system in wild field voles is affected by the environment.
Daniel Wells, who has contracted Meningitis twice, says the speed with which the disease affects you is the "most frightening part".
Clinical trials begin of a new class of drug that researchers say could potentially transform the treatment of potentially fatal diseases.
More male care workers are needed to look after older people according to Care England, the organisation representing independent providers.
Researchers say taking forty winks in the middle of the day could reduce blood pressure and stave off heart attacks.
An international study says it has identified common behaviour patterns which often precede suicide attempts.
A blood test has been developed by scientists that could save lives by finding early signs of cancers that have started to grow again after treatment.
Niel Kenmuir describes his life with aphantasia - the lack of a mind's eye.
Suzanne Thomas, who had to have her leg amputated after contracting an infection, tells the BBC's Nikki Fox about her disappointment with her prosthetic leg.
The BBC's Nikki Fox has been speaking to former soldier Craig Gadd, who lost his leg in Afghanistan after he stepped on a bomb back in 2010, about his struggles with his NHS prosthetic leg.
Why are Ebola workers in Makeni, Sierra Leone, having a song and dance?
Treatment for amputees varies greatly for patients, included injured veterans returning to civilian life, according to charities.
Teams of mental health nurses and police are giving support on the ground to help keep mental health sufferers out of prison cells.
A quarter of British parents feel lonely and isolated, according to a survey by the charity Action for Children.
If you dialled 999 and asked for an ambulance, how would you feel if a firefighter arrived instead?
One of the deadliest risks from BBQ cooking happens once the flames have gone out.