The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Why so many of us are developing allergies
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.
Wash your hands and other top tips to avoid Ebola
The hormone erythropoietin (EPO) could prevent brain injuries in very premature babies, a study suggests.
The British volunteer nurse William Pooley, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, has been given the experimental drug ZMapp.
The BBC's Tom Brown finds out what is in a fake cigarette
An "unprecedented" number of doctors and nurses have been infected with Ebola virus in west Africa, according to the World Health Organization.
The World Health Organization says there should be regulations preventing the use of electronic cigarettes indoors in public and work places.
A Cardiff doctor who was isolated for three weeks after treating patients with the Ebola virus in Africa returns to work.
A doctor from Cardiff talks of her "traumatic" experiences helping Ebola victims in the west African state of Liberia.
Bacteria which naturally live inside our digestive system can help prevent food allergies, according to animal research.
Could your clothes save your life?
Doctors at a hospital in London have begun treating a British man, named as William Pooley, who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone.
A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.
A British national who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is being flown back to the UK on an RAF jet, the UK Department of Health says.
Cellist Rachael Lander talks about how she secretly used alcohol and beta-blockers to get through concerts and her eventual road to recovery.
Health chiefs say the Ebola risk to the UK remains "very low" amid reports a British national who caught the virus in Sierra Leone could be moved to Britain.
Venezuela's illegal mines, where malaria is on the rise
Warning over electrical brain stimulation
A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the Department of Health says.