The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Breast feeding can halve the risk of post-natal depression, according to a study of nearly 14,000 new mothers.
The number of nurses available at weekends - but not the frequency of doctors' ward rounds - affects stroke survival, according to a recent study.
Seventeen suspected Ebola patients who went missing in Liberia after a health centre was attacked have been found, a minister tells the BBC.
Stimulating the part of the brain which controls movement may help people recover from strokes.
Recent large contracts are fuelling the debate over competition for services within the NHS.
Following earlier denials, Liberia has admitted that 17 suspected Ebola patients are "missing" after a health centre in the capital was looted.
Scientists say three people with the hair-loss condition alopecia have seen their hair completely re-grow after taking a pill for five months.
Doctor puts a high-meat diet to the test
There are conflicting reports over the fate of 17 suspected Ebola patients who disappeared after a quarantine centre in the Liberian capital Monrovia was looted.
Taxes on alcohol sold in shops should be increased to pay for rehabilitation services, according to the Centre for Social Justice.
How trapeze therapy can benefit mind and body
Alcohol taxes should be increased to fund rehabilitation services, a leading centre-right think tank urges.
Lesser-known things about Asperger's syndrome
Depression and anxiety are twice as common in people newly-diagnosed with Parkinson's disease compared to the general population, research suggests.
Women suffering from depression are being encouraged to attend a trapeze exercise class to help manage their symptoms.
An investigation has begun into an outbreak of Salmonella which has now affected more than 150 people in England. Dr Brian Hope describes the symptoms and how to avoid infection.
The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa will take at least six months to bring under control, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says.
Sam Bailey spoke to BBC News about his experiences with depression.
Public Health England is investigating a Salmonella outbreak which has affected more than 150 people in England over the past few months.
The UN's health agency says the scale of the Ebola outbreak appears to be "vastly underestimated", as the death toll reaches 1,069.