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Ebola global security threat - Obama
US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.
US waists 'grow an inch in a decade'
Girths are continuing to expand in the US, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests.
Call for further cut in sugar intake
The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.
Rugby risk: share less and wash more
Rugby players who share towels, razors and cold baths are at risk of sharing serious skin infections too, public health experts warn.
Scots NHS 'faces Â£400m funding gap'
Confidential papers passed to the BBC suggest a radical cost-saving plan will be implemented in the Scottish NHS after the referendum.
Obama 'to pledge troops for Ebola'
President Obama is to announce plans to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say.
Stephen's Â£5m to fund cancer units
Plans for spending almost Â£5m raised by teenage cancer patient Stephen Sutton are revealed.
Child heart surgery views sought
A consultation begins into the future of children's heart surgery in England after a review last year was dismissed by the government as flawed.
Doctor abused child cancer patients
A child cancer specialist at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge admits sexually abusing boys in his care.
Walks and cycling 'well-being boost'
Switching from driving a car to walking or cycling to work improves the well-being of commuters, a study suggests.
Ashya proton beam sessions begin
Brain tumour patient Ashya Kin undergoes his first proton beam treatment at a Czech clinic.
Brains may 'resist Alzheimer's'
A small study suggests some people's brains may have the ability to resist early Alzheimer's damage.
Social care access 'limited for many'
Almost 90% of councils in England are now only offering social care to those whose needs are deemed substantial or critical, according to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.
Police investigating baby feed deaths
Police are investigating the production of intravenous feeds after the deaths of two babies in hospital in London.
Trade talks 'should include health'
Major trade talks between the US and EU must include healthcare, a UK health minister says amid claims doing so could threaten the NHS.
Botox 'stunts emotional growth'
Experts warn that treating young people with Botox injections could restrict their emotional and social development.
Nicotine device 'medically approved'
A nicotine inhaler which closely resembles a cigarette is the first product of its kind to be licensed as a medicine in the UK.
Brain 'still active during sleep'
The brain is still active while we sleep, say scientists, who found people were able to classify words according to their meaning during their slumber.
Cuba to send doctors to Ebola areas
Cuban health officials say they are deploying 165 health workers to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Google buys hi-tech spoon firm
Google's latest acquisition is a firm which makes a spoon to help people with Parkinson's disease.
Action films 'may make you fat'
Watching action films could make you more likely than other TV programmes to pile on the pounds, according to US researchers.
Ebola: Why is it this disease we fear?
Why does Ebola cause more concern than other deadly diseases?
Deadly disease v untested treatment
Are the stakes high enough to unleash unproven drugs on Ebola patients?
VIDEO: Stephen Sutton's Â£5m charity legacy
Plans for spending almost Â£5m raised by teenage cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton have been revealed.
VIDEO: 'I just couldn't bear it anymore'
Almost one in six mental health patients in England have attempted suicide because of long waiting lists for therapy, according to new research.
AUDIO: 'New solution' on polio being tested
An innovative vaccine delivery method called the Nanopatch is being evaluated by the World Health Organisation in the hope it can be used to help eradicate polio.
VIDEO: Further cut to sugar intake needed
Targets to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.
VIDEO: Mers: Camel traders unalarmed by virus
Tulip Mazumdar visits a camel market in Saudi Arabia to see how people feel about Middle East Respiratory Virus being linked to the animals.
VIDEO: UN security council to discuss Ebola
The president of Ghana calls for the easing of restrictions on West African countries fighting the Ebola epidemic.
VIDEO: Haiti's disease fighting eco toilet
Poor sanitation has caused serious health problems in Haiti - but could a special eco toilet improve the situation?
VIDEO: Does driving make you worse at work?
Cycling or walking to work instead of driving makes you happier, according to new research.
Surviving childhood in Africa
Why are more children in Africa living beyond five?
Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms
Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms
The plight of Moldova's orphanage children
Plight of Moldova's orphanage children
Local hospitals "can be gold standard"
Debate over the fate of local hospitals
Suspended between life and death
Israel's ventilator wards for the dying
Mum and daughter give dyspraxia help
A mother and daughter talk about living with dyspraxia
What is the NHS there for?
Why dementia is posing tough questions for the NHS
Mers: Saudis in push to keep Hajj free from deadly virus
Have Saudis done enough to keep Hajj safe from deadly virus?
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