The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Research by Labour suggests thousands of patients face long delays in ambulances while waiting to be transferred to accident and emergency care.
The BBC's Andy Moore spoke to trauma surgeon, Professor Chris Bulstrode, as he prepares to travel to Gaza as part of a team of NHS medical experts.
Guinea shuts its borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone to contain the spread of the Ebola virus, which has killed hundreds in West Africa.
A pilot study suggests an experimental treatment that involves infusing stem cells into the brain may boost recovery after stroke.
Learning to sing or play a musical instrument can help disadvantaged children improve their reading skills, US research suggests.
A health warning is being issued by councils across England and Wales about the dangers of inhaling nitrous oxide, also known as "laughing gas".
Alastair Leithead visits the San Diego research centre where a serum used on two US Ebola patients was developed.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declares the outbreak of Ebola "a national emergency" and approves funds to help contain the deadly virus.
The World Health Organisation says a co-ordinated international response can stop the spread of Ebola, as it declares the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency.
Advice on the best way to brush teeth for adults and children is confusing and inconsistent, according to a study from University College London.
Roads outside Bearsden Academy in Glasgow have become so busy that the children have been resorted to checking-up on their parents.
The NHS faces difficult decisions over modern medicines
The World Health Organization declares the spread of Ebola in West Africa an international health emergency.
A pioneering new breast cancer treatment called Kadcyla will not be routinely available in England, the NHS drugs advisory body NICE is proposing.
Why does Ebola cause more concern than other deadly diseases?
A pioneering new breast cancer treatment will not be routinely available on the NHS in England, the official drugs advisory body is proposing.
A Spanish priest infected with Ebola while working in Liberia returns home, as Liberia's president declares a state of emergency over the the world's worst ever outbreak of the virus.
The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar looks around the isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital where any confirmed Ebola cases in the UK would be taken.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg calls for mental health research to be given the same attention as physical health - and says a pledge to put £50m into research would feature in the party's next election manifesto.
A study suggests people who lose weight report a lower mood than those who stay the same size - even when losing weight will improve their health.