The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 25 min 47 sec ago
Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could help protect millions of children against malaria.
A research project is being launched today as scientists try to find out more about ticks.
How an exercise machine for unhealthy cats helps mentally ill people back into the workplace.
Scientists from Newcastle University are urging the government to introduce guidelines on daily consumption of wholegrain foods.
According to a new study, a quarter of people with Parkinson's say they have had their symptoms mistaken for drunkenness. Jayne McCubbin reports.
The Brazilian authorities in Sao Paulo are fighting a large outbreak of dengue fever that has killed 130 people.
Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma told the BBC's Katty Kay that Ebola had a "devastating effect on the economy".
Suicide claims thousands of lives every year - but figures show that men are around four times more likely to kill themselves than women.
Parts of the UK could reach the highest level of air pollution on Friday, prompting health warnings.
Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation into the relationship.
Doctor and director Vitor Pordeus believes his unique drama therapy can cure his patients mental health problems.
The biotech start-ups looking at ways to change the way we make food.
A study has found that the shorter you are, the greater your risk of heart problems.
GP Zoe Norris speaks to BBC Breakfast about a BMA survey which suggests that longer appointments and better funding are needed to improve services.
Longer appointments and better funding are needed to improve services, a survey of GPs suggests.
Widow Margaret Perry explains how lonely she became after her husband died, and how she managed to tackle it.
The UK's care system for dying patients with terminal illnesses needs a major overhaul, says a new report.
The BBC's Christian Fraser reports on the main parties' policies on the NHS - and the degree of trust shown by the public in politicians, when it comes to health provision.
From 6 April, all nationals from outside of Europe coming to live in the UK for longer than six months will be required to pay a surcharge.
A boom in cheap package holidays in the 1960s is partly behind the "worrying rise" in skin cancers in pensioners, Cancer Research UK suggests.