The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
Updated: 1 hour 19 min ago
Saggy skin gained following weight loss should be removed to prevent patients from becoming "demoralised," a surgeon claims.
Children and teenagers in the UK are eating far too much salt, with much of it coming from breads and cereals, research suggests.
US scientists say a blood test can predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease, with 90% accuracy.
A charity has called for a national allocation system to boost the number of successful UK lung transplants.
A robotic companion is helping children with autism learn and develop communication skills.
The way the transplant system operates for patients who need new lungs is a "scandal" and needs to change, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust
An anorexic teenager was prevented from returning to school because staff feared other girls would copy her, her mother claims.
Critically ill patients in Portsmouth's Queen Alexandra Hospital are put on an exercise bike to help speed up their recovery.
The Royal College of Physicians claims better screening for osteoporosis would reduce the risk of further injury as well as cost to the NHS.
For the first time gene therapy has been used to boost the immune system of people with HIV.
Beth Warren wins fight to stop her dead husband's frozen sperm being destroyed.
Worldwide experts think we may be eating too much sugar, but what are the concerns and where is it found in the diet?
NHS England's Keith Willett discusses the pressure placed on A&E services by patients using them for non-urgent care.
Dr Elizabeth Mostofsky discusses new research suggesting anger can increase the risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke.
Nearly one in five patients in England admits they have misused A&E at some point, a survey by patient watchdog Healthwatch England suggests.
The NHS says it has lost millions of pounds in the last year because of the number of patients failing to turn up for appointments.
Surgeons in Newcastle have removed a man's tumour and repaired the site of the operation using leg muscles and tissue they had attached to his arm to keep alive.
The number of UK teenage pregnancies in the UK has fallen to its lowest level since 1969, Office for National Statistics figures show.
John Maguire reports on efforts to improve treatment for teenagers and young people diagnosed with cancer.
Uganda's health minister says homosexuals will not be discriminated against when accessing healthcare despite the introduction of a tough new anti-gay law.