The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Growing evidence suggests cannabis could cure serious diseases like cancer, but opinions are divided.
Scientists believe they have found a way to make rice less calorific - boil it with coconut oil and refrigerate before eating.
Nine British medical students and doctors who are feared to have travelled to Syria were motivated by humanitarian concerns, their parents have said.
Newsround heard from more than 1,400 children across the UK about what they eat and how much they know about how it affects them
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have been working on a robotic glove that could help stroke patients.
Last year, Sierra Leone banned bushmeat in an effort to stop the spread of Ebola - but has it stopped the hunters? And will it really help? Mark Doyle joins some hunters in the Wara Wara mountains.
The delayed global response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa "increased the spread" of the virus, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres claims.
A BBC investigation finds hospital healthcare assistants are working without proper training or supervision, putting patients at risk.
Half of kids don't eat any greens each day, BBC Newsround finds
The parents of five-year-old Ashya King, who were detained after taking him abroad for treatment for a brain tumour, say their son is now free of cancer.
Mosquitoes could bring diseases such as dengue fever and West Nile virus to the UK within the next few decades, disease experts are warning.
How Ebola changed the world
A "global coalition of inaction" contributed to world's deadliest-ever Ebola outbreak, the medical charity MSF says a year after it was declared.
BBC Inside Out investigates illegal sales of roaccutane, the powerful prescription-only drug used to help in the treatment of acne.
The cancer legacy of Asia's mind-altering nuts
The health secretary says he is hopeful that a deal on a cost-effective price for a new Meningitis B vaccine can be reached with the manufacturers.
The charity, Meningitis Now, say it's 'deeply concerned' about a delay in introducing a vaccine for meningitis B.
Health campaigners says they are concerned by the delay in introducing a vaccine that protects against a deadly form of meningitis, called Men B.
A lecturer whose wife conned him into believing he was the father of her IVF baby wins over £39,000 in damages.
The UN's International Day of Happiness hopes to encourage people to find ways of making themselves happier.