The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Experts warn that treating young people with Botox injections could restrict their emotional and social development.
Major trade talks between the US and EU must include healthcare, a UK health minister says amid claims doing so could threaten the NHS.
A mother and daughter talk about living with dyspraxia
Police are investigating the production of intravenous feeds after the deaths of two babies in hospital in London.
A nicotine inhaler which closely resembles a cigarette is the first product of its kind to be licensed as a medicine in the UK.
Cuban health officials say they are deploying 165 health workers to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
A discovery about how egg and sperm cells are formed has shed new light on how genes are passed to the next generation.
The brain is still active while we asleep, say scientists, who found people were able to classify words according to their meaning during their slumber.
UK Ebola survivor William Pooley explains why he is retuning to Africa to fight the spread of the disease just weeks after he was discharged from hospital.
Supporters and opponents of independence argued over the best way to protect the NHS during the BBC's Big, Big Debate in Glasgow.
Staff at the UK hospital where brain tumour patient Ashya King was treated have been inundated with abusive calls and emails, it is revealed.
Google's latest acquisition is a firm which makes a spoon to help people with Parkinson's disease.
Making people feel shameful about their weight could lead them to gain weight, not lose it, suggests a University College London study.
Patients may be getting sicker and becoming more expensive to treat while they wait to see a doctor, says the body that represents GPs in Wales.
Proton beam therapy centres to treat cancers will be available in Manchester and London in 2018, NHS officials confirm.
Delays bringing in screening for lung cancer in the UK could cost tens of thousands of lives, warns a leading cancer expert.
One aid worker's week on the Ebola front line
US research suggests there may be a link between a rare blood type and memory problems in later life.
Losing a loved one can have a detrimental affect on the health of the elderly, according to a study.
Research suggests more than 300 people in the UK and Ireland wake up during surgery every year - despite being under general anaesthetic.