The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Early research suggests wild berries could play a role in boosting chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.
A new drug to treat skin cancer should be made available on the NHS, a health body has recommended.
A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.
The fight against the deadly Ebola virus is shaping up to be one of the greatest challenges modern medicine has faced in many years. The BBC takes a look at the scale of the challenge.
The first healthy UK volunteer has received a candidate Ebola vaccine in Oxford on Wednesday in a safety trial carried out by the University of Oxford.
A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus has begun in Oxford.
Planning permission is granted for a £32m mental health facility in Belfast.
What are the hopes for a vaccine against Ebola?
Specially designed outdoor gyms for senior citizens in Brazil have been shown to improve their health and fitness
As new research shows most young people do not plan to smoke e-cigarettes, experts are divided over the safety of "vaping".
A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus is to begin in Oxford.
Girths are continuing to expand in the US, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests.
Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms
Plight of Moldova's orphanage children
US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.
Debate over the fate of local hospitals
The UN says it needs $1bn to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, described as "unparalleled in modern times".
An innovative vaccine delivery method called the Nanopatch is being evaluated by the World Health Organisation in the hope it can be used to help eradicate polio.
Targets to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.
More action is needed to tackle Ebola, say experts