The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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How Ebola has prevented the traditional Liberian handshake
Asian children with asthma are five times more likely to end up with serious health problems than white children according to new research.
Why I'm risking my life to help people with Ebola
Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.
The scientist who helped develop the CT scanner has been celebrated by the University of Nottingham 10 years after his death.
Nine members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say.
US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power tells the BBC's Nick Bryant that she hopes a warning about the threat posed by Ebola by the UN Security Council, will be a wake-up call.
Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists.
Supposedly-elite NHS foundation trusts in England are running up an overall deficit for the first time, the regulator is expected to say later.
The grieving family of a woman in her 70s who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, says the system let her down.
Is sugar being demonised?
A doctor who told a patient threatening to kill herself to "go and jolly well do it now" is suspended for three months.
NHS workers in England have voted in favour of striking over pay.
Obesity is the new smoking in terms of the impact on health and the cost to the NHS, the head of the NHS in England says.
An investigation is being carried out after a woman died in an ambulance while waiting in a queue of around 15 emergency vehicles outside a hospital.
The mother of a 21-year-old County Armagh man criticises the Southern Health trust for "failing her son" after he died weeks after a routine ear operation.
Early research suggests wild berries could play a role in boosting chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.
A new drug to treat skin cancer should be made available on the NHS, a health body has recommended.
A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.