The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 27 min 43 sec ago
The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela
A senior cardiologist, who exposed concerns about patient safety at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, has won an unfair dismissal case.
There are calls for stricter assessments of foreign-trained doctors before they practise in the UK.
Scientists at a London laboratory carry out tests to try to discover how and why some people develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen."
Lord Tebbit, the former Tory minister and party chairman turns his hand to writing a children's novel, the central character being a 14-year-old boy left paralysed after a car crash.
Every eye clinic in the UK should provide access to a sight loss advisor, the RNIB has claimed.
Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed three-directional pressure sensors which they say could prevent dangerous sores for thousands of patients
An elderly man was locked up for seven hours after giving his wife a painkiller patch at her care home.
The ambulance service is on the verge of breaking down because of paramedics' stress levels, union Unison has warned.
The NHS in England is continuing to perform marginally better than other UK countries, but the gap is narrowing, according to a new report.
A US trial of hi-tech goggles could reduce the need for secondary operations for cancer patients.
Fitness expert Professor Greg Whyte offers up some essential advice on running a successful marathon.
Drugs workers must do more to help the growing number of people injecting themselves with steroids, the health watchdog says.
A PhD student has allowed bees to sting him 190 times - to find out which part of the body it hurts the most.
A woman says she wants to raise awareness about her condition which causes her to smell of "rotten garbage" and "sewage."
New technology such as smartphones and tablets could be affecting how much sleep people get, a survey suggests.
As the government moves forward with plans to ban branding on cigarette packs in England, the BBC's Peter Taylor visits a tobacconist in Australia where a ban was introduced in 2011.
A BBC Africa investigation has revealed that some people in Uganda are buying fake HIV negative results.
The emotional problems associated with loneliness have long been acknowledged, but now there is evidence that being lonely has an impact on overall health.