The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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First Minister Carwyn Jones tells Radio 4's Any Questions he is not afraid of scrutiny of the NHS in Wales.
The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.
Dr Geraldine O'Hara, an infectious diseases specialist from Huddersfield, has recorded a series of audio diaries while she is in Sierra Leone.
Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.
The family of Ashya King say they will not yet return to the UK following his treatment in Prague as they do not feel safe to do so.
Ashya King's father said his son "has really come along" while under going proton beam therapy in Prague.
One million doses of Ebola vaccine will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organization has announced.
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
Dozens of people are being monitored in Mali after the nation confirmed a two-year-old girl as its first Ebola case.
Moving the clocks forward by an extra hour all year in the UK could lead to children getting more exercise every day, according to researchers.
Amputees could one day re-grow their missing limbs, according to researchers at Imperial College London.
Sierra Leone sailor asks for international help to end the epidemic
Exposure to sunshine could slow down weight gain and the development of diabetes, research on mice suggests.
People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows.
Mali says a two-year-old girl - believed to have recently visited Guinea - becomes the country's first person to be infected by the deadly virus.
An international team of scientists is set up to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola-survivors as a treatment.
US government investigators are looking into about two dozen cases of medical kit suspected to be vulnerable to life-threatening hacks.
Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.
The NHS is under pressure to close a huge projected funding gap - Dominic Hughes reports on how the NHS has addressed this in West Yorkshire.