The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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The parents of Ashya King are held in police custody after refusing to consent to their extradition to the UK at an appearance at the High Court in Spain.
UK researchers say an "electronic nose" that smells faeces can detect strains of bacteria that can cause deadly infections.
The girl who has three biological parents
What is proton beam therapy and why is it so sought after?
Police reject criticism of their search for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who was removed from a UK hospital by his parents against medical advice.
Inside Out goes to the lab to investigate what is in e-cigarettes while we unwrap the arguments surrounding them.
Children condemned to 'lifetime of ill-health', warn doctors leaders, as calls are made for a government taskforce.
Doctors' leaders are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity in England.
Labs in race to find bionic solution for Type 1 Diabetes
Sunbed users are still at risk of skin cancer even if they do not burn their skin, according to a new study by Dundee University.
Health professionals say they are stepping up efforts to see alcohol minimum pricing in place in Scotland, with a seminar being held in Brussels.
The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.
Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth west African country now affected by the outbreak.
A report from the Royal College of Midwives suggests that 40% of women are being discharged from hospital before they are ready after having a baby.
A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour is taken without consent from hospital by his parents, sparking a major police hunt for the family.
Electromagnetic stimulation of a specific part of the brain may improve the ability to remember certain facts, researchers say.
A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.
West African health ministers meeting in Ghana follow WHO advice and lift travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.
Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.
Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.