The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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A US doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia arrives in the US for treatment at a specialised unit in Atlanta, Georgia.
Phil Mercer reports on reaction to news that an Australian couple rejected a surrogate Down's Syndrome baby
An online campaign for a baby with Down's Syndrome left with his surrogate Thai mother by an Australian couple has raised over $120,000 (£70,000).
Erin Brockovich is among the leading voices claiming pharmaceutical giant Bayer's Essure sterilisation procedure has injured thousands of women.
An investigation backs the British Medical Journal's response after it published two inaccurate articles on the harms of cholesterol-reducing statins.
The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders.
Convincing patients to receive treatment is the biggest task facing medical professionals trying to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a doctor in Sierra Leone says.
Life expectancy in South Africa has increased dramatically over the last decade mainly thanks to life-saving Aids drugs, a government report says.
The treatment of employees in public services who raise concerns about wrongdoing is often "shocking", a group of MPs says.
Tough Mudder founder Will Dean explains the appeal of the endurance event.
Woman who had dog excrement thrown at her loses 25 stone
A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.
A newly discovered way to make entire bodies transparent could pave the way for a new generation of treatments, scientists say.
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end.
The debate over the NHS's use of the private sector
Things which only wearers of prosthetic limbs know
Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study.
London's abandoned Victorian Temperance Hospital
Life on the Ebola front line
The BBC's Dougal Shaw tests out a digital bracelet designed to help people avoid getting too much sun exposure.