The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Patients say a decision by the NHS in England to reject a treatment for men with prostate cancer is a "fiasco".
The 30-year-old health billionaire you've probably never heard of
An expert panel says the number of CT scans performed each year are rising exponentially and more data is needed to asses their impact on health.
Guinea declares a national health emergency as it battles to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,000 people.
Failing GP practices in England could be closed unless they improve under a new Care Quality Commission inspection programme.
Adrian Strain talks about his son, Martin, who recently took his own life.
Tackling failing GPs may be harder than it seems
Being overweight raises the risk of developing some of the most common cancers, according to a study of more than five million adults in the UK.
Failing GP practices will face closure under plans being unveiled in England by the Care Quality Commission.
The BBC's Hugh Pym is given exclusive access to Porton Down research centre where scientists are working on detecting and minimising the risk of Ebola appearing in the UK
The Michael J Fox Foundation and Intel have teamed up to equip Parkinson's patients with wearable sensors to help monitor the disease.
Ethical approval has been given for a study where some patients who experienced a cardiac arrest would not be given adrenaline - the usual treatment – but a placebo instead.
Hugh Pym on how Porton Down is helping the UK get ready
The World Health Organization classifies Kenya as a high-risk country for the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
The husband of a woman who suffered from Trigeminal Neuralgia - a condition which leaves the sufferer in constant face pain, has been talking about her suicide.
Mapping the outbreak in West Africa
Scientists in the UK are examining the DNA of people who have had anorexia to try to find out more about the condition.
Canada says it will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help battle the disease's outbreak in West Africa.
Infusing tiny spheres of gold into the heart of cancer cells may help boost the effectiveness of conventional treatment, according to recent research.
Pharmacies should be providing a wider range of health services because of their excellent reach into communities, researchers say.