The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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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.
Should pregnant mothers be told about 'chance' instead of 'risk'?
Why do many comedians struggle with depression?
US health experts say there are some "promising vaccines" close to being available to treat the Ebola virus.
Danish officials say they suspect that sausage contaminated with listeria bacteria has killed at least 12 people.
A boy who was born without ears has had a pair created from his ribs.
Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says.
Liberia will receive an untested experimental drug, Zmapp, to treat people infected with Ebola, the government says following a request to the US.
A new scanning technique shows babies' brains grow most rapidly immediately after birth.
A nine-year-old boy who was born without ears has had a pair created from his ribs.
Ivory Coast bans all passenger flights from three countries hit by Ebola in an attempt to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.