The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt defends the government's plans to cope with winter pressures on emergency healthcare.
A state-of-the-art clinic in Denmark is set to make dramatic changes to the relationship between doctor and patient.
A scientist who has studied the effects smoking in cars has on children, says it is almost as harmful as smoking indoors, because of the enclosed space.
The prime minister rejects the claim from a Labour MP of 2,500 fewer nurses in the NHS today than in 2010.
The UK could be the first country to allow a technique which helps prevent genetic disease and produces so-called "three parent babies".
Figures from an investigation by the Health Service Journal suggest four out of five nurses hired by NHS hospitals in England last year were from overseas.
Like Angelina Jolie, 1Xtra presenter Claira Hermet is opting to have a double mastectomy after doctors said she has an 85% chance of getting breast cancer.
Andy Burnham says Nick Clegg made "breathtaking" claims about Labour's role in privatisation of a NHS hospital.
The NHS in England has suffered its "worst week on record in A&E" says shadow health secretary Andy Burnham.
Dr Clare Gerada tells the BBC that men and women in England are being
Nick Clegg says smoking comments are "a bit harsh" and he disagrees with NHS operation "rationing in that way".
The only privatisation of an NHS hospital came under Labour, Nick Clegg tells MPs as he points at Andy Burnham.
The head of the World Health Organization has told the BBC that the Ebola virus is still "running ahead" of efforts to contain it.
Almost one in four A&E departments in hospitals in England fill more than 25% of their senior staff vacancies with agency doctors or locums.
A health trust is to pay a "landmark" compensation settlement to a severely disabled teenager after his family sued it for medical negligence.
A mother's campaign has led to a big toy chain having autism-friendly shopping sessions this Christmas.
New schools, care homes and hospitals should not be built next to busy roads because of the dangers of air pollution, according to a group of MPs.
Scotland's Royal Blind School re-opens after a major redevelopment.
Access for disabled people on the High Street in Britain is "shocking", a government audit of more than 30,000 shops and restaurants finds.
Louise Burns has said she will not return to Claridge's, a luxury hotel in Mayfair, after being asked to cover her baby with what she described as a "shroud" while feeding her.