The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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An Australian couple deny abandoning a baby boy with Down's Syndrome, but the Thai surrogate mother he was born to disputes their account.
Is the government getting its excuses in early?
The NHS in England has been ordered to prioritise patients who have endured long waits for routine treatment.
Controversial plans to centralise specialist maternity care in west Wales come into effect on Monday.
According to new research, a little time spent playing video games every day may have a positive impact on child development.
An Ebola test on a female passenger who died after flying to the UK from West Africa comes back negative, the Department of Health says.
GP consultations by telephone, rather than face-to-face, do not reduce the pressures on busy surgeries, a study shows.
A national sperm bank, which can be used by same-sex couples and single women, is to be opened to combat a UK-wide shortage.
The Ebola virus has claimed almost 700 lives in West Africa. Health officials travel to affected areas to teach early diagnosis skills. Tulip Mazumdar reports
A baby abandoned by his Australian parents because he has Down's Syndrome is improving in hospital, according to doctors.
The man who helped save 50m people
Norbert Hirschhorn talks to Lizzie Crouch about the discovery of Oral Rehydration Therapy, a simple concoction of sugar, salts and water that has saved over 50 million lives worldwide.
Three rules on how to survive the deadly virus
A US doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia arrives in the US for treatment at a specialised unit in Atlanta, Georgia.
Phil Mercer reports on reaction to news that an Australian couple rejected a surrogate Down's Syndrome baby
An online campaign for a baby with Down's Syndrome left with his surrogate Thai mother by an Australian couple has raised over $120,000 (£70,000).
Erin Brockovich is among the leading voices claiming pharmaceutical giant Bayer's Essure sterilisation procedure has injured thousands of women.
An investigation backs the British Medical Journal's response after it published two inaccurate articles on the harms of cholesterol-reducing statins.
The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders.
Convincing patients to receive treatment is the biggest task facing medical professionals trying to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a doctor in Sierra Leone says.