The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham MP talked to the BBC's Andrew Marr about the NHS, Labour's cancer care pledges and the role of the private sector in the NHS.
Canada is to ship 800 vials of the Ebola vaccine it has developed to the World Health Organization.
New research shows a majority of adults think body confidence issues affect people of all ages
Treating common ailments like coughs and colds at community pharmacies could save the NHS over £1bn a year, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society claims.
What role does wild animal meat play in the Ebola outbreak?
A £2m programme using sport to help people suffering from mental health problems is announced by Sport England and Mind.
The feeling of euphoria, or high, created by addictive behaviour is less obvious in the brains of problem gamblers, research suggests.
President Obama has told Americans there must not be hysteria in response to the Ebola outbreak.
Labour will pledge that by 2020 no-one in England need wait more than a week for cancer tests and results if it is in power.
More than 12,000 pieces of illegal dental equipment have been seized in the UK in the past six months.
Thousands of pieces of counterfeit or sub-standard dental equipment imported from China have been seized by regulators.
A spat between doctors and NHS officials about seven-day working has led to the stalling of longstanding negotiations.
Groups offering mental health support to children and young people will be able to apply for government top-up grants, say ministers.
Extra funding designed to boost sport in primary schools could be used to tackle childhood obesity, says Ofsted.
We know about Europe, but where does the party stand on health?
Researchers at Cambridge University say they have found a new way of searching for signs of awareness in the brains of patients in a persistent vegetative state
Ebola screening is to be extended Manchester and Birmingham airports, officials say, as a Royal Navy ship carrying medical teams departs for Sierra Leone.
Mum on 'burden' of trying to find disabled daughter work
Video conferencing is commonplace in the boardroom but it's now being used to treat patients with kidney failure, in their own homes.
Fiona Phillips on being haunted by putting her parents in a home