The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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One of the most concerning classes of hospital 'superbug' is not being tracked by the Department of Health, it is revealed.
Sharing a bed with a newborn increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome fivefold, research claims.
Disease leaves blind woman seeing things
The lives of hospital patients who are put on a drip are being placed at risk by poor attention by staff to intravenous fluid care, experts warn.
A woman has part of her jaw rebuilt with a bicycle-style chain after cancer had "eaten away" at her face.
A pioneering programme to test cancer patients for nearly 100 risk genes is to start in London and could represent the future of treatment in the NHS.
The risk of developing bunions - bony growths on the big toe - is linked to your family, not your shoes, a US study has shown.
The amount of time asthma patients spend soaking up the sun may have an impact on their health, researchers have suggested.
How barefoot Indian tribe inspired a US fitness revolution
An update to one of the most important manuals in mental health - known as the bible of psychiatry - is published.
Why advice about revising might need to be revised
Should we all be more psychopathic at work?
How high is the risk for the average woman?
A fertility clinic says tests on a new embryo monitoring system significantly increases the chances in IVF treatment resulting in a successful pregnancy
Time-lapse imaging which takes thousands of pictures of developing embryos can boost the success rate of IVF, according to British research.
Applying high-frequency electrical noise to the brain can boost maths skills up to six months later, say Oxford University researchers.
Retirement has a detrimental impact on mental and physical health, says a new study by the Institute of Economic Affairs, a think tank.
Mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite are more attracted to human body odour than uninfected insects, scientists report.
The trend for barefoot running could lead to injuries in some runners, a small study suggests.
Mosquitoes carrying malaria are more attracted to human scent than non-malarial ones, research has suggested.