The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Scientists have found a key cluster of nerve cells that can stop food consumption, according to research in mice.
A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials tell the BBC.
How the sun can damage sight as well as skin
Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers.
A British team of researchers has developed what might be a simple blood test for cancer, scientists from the University of Bradford say.
All entries into Nigeria are placed on red alert after the authorities confirm the first death from the Ebola virus in the capital Lagos.
Former heroin addict Lisa Bryer tells Today programme presenter John Humphrys about her experiences with drugs and her recovery process.
Preventing injury and illness in athletes
Scientists say they have stumbled upon a common virus that has never been described before.
Can it really save the NHS millions?
Trying to save CAR, where fighting spreads like an infection
A report by MPs suggests a lack of female participation in sport has long-term health and social consequences.
IOSH's Jane White and London Business School's Lynda Gratton discuss new research suggesting Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts.
A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.
Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research.
An investigation into allegations of hygiene failings at poultry processing factories is ordered by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
The man who set up a free school in the 80s
Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, with effects on waistlines, hormones and sleep increasing the risk, a study suggests.
SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.
The authorities is Delhi are piloting water dispensing machines to bring clean water to residents.