The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Dr Colin Brown explains how to prevent transmitting Ebola after caring for patients with the disease
Charities plan to expand a system that allows Ebola advice to be texted to mobile phones located inside a specific contagion zone.
How soon could there be an off-the-shelf treatment and vaccine?
A UN health worker infected with Ebola dies at a hospital in the German city of Leipzig, hospital officials say.
How broadcasting health messages can save lives
A new trust is being set up to run the scandal-hit Stafford Hospital and a second hospital in Stoke, with both hospitals being renamed.
Scientists sequence the entire genome of the common housefly in a bid to find cures for human diseases.
Health will swallow up an ever-increasing share of the public purse in Wales unless there is a rethink, the head of a spending watchdog warns.
Heathrow airport is to start Ebola screening for passengers flying into the UK from at-risk countries.
Doctors in Britain are "missing opportunities" to spot lung cancer at an early stage, meaning one in three people with the disease dies within 90 days of diagnosis, research suggests.
The BBC's David Shukman reports on the race to develop a vaccine and treatment for Ebola, which health officials are describing as ''the enemy''.
Ebola screening will begin at London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.
Is there a way out of the NHS pay dispute?
A backpacker finds a leech which had been living in her nose for a month after returning from a trip to South East Asia.
A 93-year-old describes the the "despair" and loneliness he has suffered since becoming a widower.
Why too few of us are doing enough exercise
New students arriving in Wales are being advised that they will be subject to the planned changes to the organ donation laws from next year.
How social media effects the way we see ourselves
Thousands of NHS workers, including nurses, midwives and ambulance staff, are taking part in a four-hour strike in a row over pay.
Women in Scotland with a particular type of terminal breast cancer are to find out whether they will get a pioneering treatment through the NHS.