The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.
West African health ministers meeting in Ghana follow WHO advice and lift travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.
Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.
Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.
The UN's health agency says the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, and urges airlines to resume flights.
Nigeria confirms its first Ebola death outside Lagos, a Port Harcourt doctor, as the WHO says the total number of cases could eventually pass 20,000.
A trial vaccine against Ebola could be tested on healthy volunteers in the UK in September, says an international health consortium.
The number of complaints made about NHS care in England increased to an average of 480 every day, according to official data.
Prof Philip Lamey, a former professor of dentistry, has lost his case for unfair dismissal brought against Queen's University, Belfast.
A top US public health official says the Ebola outbreak is set to get worse before it gets better, as West African health ministers meet in Ghana.
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Patients are to be encouraged to travel to hospital by taxi or get a lift rather than call for an ambulance if they are assessed as low priority.
Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.
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New rules mean nurses and midwives who have completed their training outside Europe will face shorter tests to check they are fit to work in the UK.
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