The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 27 min 24 sec ago
Cycling or walking to work instead of driving makes you happier, according to new research.
Tulip Mazumdar visits a camel market in Saudi Arabia to see how people feel about Middle East Respiratory Virus being linked to the animals.
A discovery about how egg and sperm cells are formed has shed new light on how genes are passed to the next generation.
British Ebola survivor William Pooley tells BBC Newsnight why he is returning to Africa to fight the spread of the disease just weeks after he was discharged from hospital.
Supporters and opponents of independence argued over the best way to protect the NHS during the BBC's Big, Big Debate in Glasgow.
Losing a loved one can have a detrimental affect on the health of the elderly, according to a study.
A study suggests that people with dementia, and their families, face care costs that are equivalent to more than £20,000 a year.
Research suggest one in 19,000 undergoing an operation under general anaesthetic wake up during surgery, based on the biggest study into the subject.
Advice on the best way to brush teeth for adults and children is confusing and inconsistent, according to researchers from University College London.
The Alzheimer's Society found that only a third of the £32,242 a year spent on care per patent came from NHS or council funds.
Society has not recognised the prevalence of mental ill health, says Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies.
Mental health needs to be more of a priority, with targets for waiting times and more protection for funding, says England's chief medical officer.
A student will become the youngest person in the UK to donate his bone marrow to a stranger when he has an operation this week.
Brain tumour patient Ashya King is in the Czech Republic for proton beam treatment and his father has thanked the public for their support.
The future of the NHS in Scotland has been a major issue in the Scottish Independence Referendum campaigns.
Cherie and Graham Gillon's daughter, Lilly, received proton beam therapy in 2011. They tell BBC Breakfast what it was like for their daughter to undergo the treatment.
Five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King is being prepared to leave hospital in Spain for proton treatment in the Czech Republic.
The Australian parents of a deaf baby boy have described the "overwhelming" moment their son heard their voices for the first time.
The 999 call for the NHS, by the so-called Darlo Mums, is following the route of the 1936 Jarrow Crusade.
Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst hit by West Africa's Ebola outbreak - has announced a four-day lockdown to try to tackle the disease.