The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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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.
Six surprising figures from the frontline
Health experts launch a five-year programme that aims to halve the number of stillbirths, newborn deaths and baby brain injuries in the UK.
The NHS in England is told to stop being a barrier to infertile couples having children, according to the funding watchdog.
Hate crime convictions are at an all-time high, but disability hate crime convictions have dropped, according to a new report.
How one Dorset hospital is trying to better serve its elderly patients
Key points that NHS chiefs have unveiled
The BBC's Hugh Pym looks at the future of healthcare in England
The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.