The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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A group of NHS medical staff leaves for Sierra Leone to help in the fight against the Ebola outbreak.
The Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls is calling for £1bn of banking scandal fines to be invested in the NHS.
NHS England figures show 92.9% of patients were seen within four hours of arrival in A&E last week- the lowest percentage since April 2013.
Liz Kendall says a Labour private member's bill would remove the worst bits of the huge Health and Social Care Act.
A hospital is to give so-called "bed blockers" seven days to leave or face possible legal action, saying that too many families are refusing to take elderly relatives home.
New research suggests that obesity is a greater burden on the UK's economy than armed violence, war and terrorism.
Performance data for almost 5,000 surgeons in England has been released by the NHS in a move towards greater transparency.
A Labour MP calls on the government to back his private members' bill on the NHS to "put right some of the mistakes".
Performance data for thousands of NHS surgeons is being published on Wednesday. Critics fear the figures will mislead the public.
Today programme presenter Sarah Montague on a tour of The Institute of Sexology, a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, London.
Prince William has said he is watching with "great concern" the Ebola situation in West Africa and has expressed support for an educational video about Ebola.
Poor people are likely to have eight fewer teeth by the time they reach their seventies compared with the rich, according to researchers.
Josephine Sellu, a matron in Sierra Leone, says she stayed there to fight Ebola for the "love of my people".
A Mediterranean diet may be a better way of tackling obesity than calorie counting, leading doctors have said.
The Environment Secretary Liz Truss says that a bird flu outbreak at a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire is not a threat to food safety.
UKIP's Tim Aker and Labour's Vernon Coaker debate policies after the challenges between their party leaders.
Dr Javid Abdelmoneim wore special goggle cameras to record his time at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone - here he carefully removes his protective equipment.
The number of women over the age of 60 being treated for alcoholism is on the rise, figures from Public Health England show.
Professor Adrian Hill and trial volunteer Ruth Atkins discuss the progress of an experimental Ebola vaccine.
Almost 200,000 elderly people have gone home from hospital without enough support, according to research from the Royal Voluntary Service.