The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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The parents of a girl who lost part of her limbs after catching Meningitis B are supporting a campaign to speed up introduction of a vaccine against the disease.
An MP who lost his father, mother and sister to cancer questions the prime minister about cancer referral targets.
There is growing concern about the future of an orphanage run by a British charity in Sierra Leone, after one member of staff died last week from Ebola.
Journalist James Delingpole on who should pay for the health care of people who are overweight.
In 1946, Dr Benjamin Spock published his parenting guide 'Baby and Childcare'
BBC News asks whether coffee really is healthy after a study appeared to show that moderate consumption may help people avoid heart disease.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed almost 10,000 people, but it appears the number of people dying from the virus is finally slowing down.
The fight to bring pain relief and comfort to terminally ill patients in Mexico.
An optical implant allows a man to see his wife again for the first time in years, and other technology highlights.
Laurie Graham, whose husband suffers from dementia, says having a partner with the disease is "like having a child".
Greater Manchester is to become the first region in England to get full control of health spending.
Experts are set to announce what sort of vaccine they believe will protect people against new strains of flu.
Scientists at the University of Newcastle are using microchips as fine as human hair to produce a prosthetic hand.
Dan Simmons looks at the medical devices of the future.
BBC Inside Out meets two tanning addicts.
Inquiry finds that the deaths of hundreds of people with mental health conditions who were detained in police cells and psychiatric wards could have been avoided.
Campaigners are lobbying for compulsory heart screening for all 14 to 35-year-olds to help prevent sudden cardiac deaths in the UK.
BBC Inside Out investigates why there have been no successful prosecutions for female genital mutilation even though it has been a criminal offence in Britain for 30 years.
Former pilot John Hoyte describes how he had to retire on medical grounds after he was affected by aerotoxic syndrome.
Health officials in India are struggling to contain an outbreak of swine flu after the number of cases doubled within a week.