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Berries in cancer therapy trial

7 hours 21 min ago
Early research suggests wild berries could play a role in boosting chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

Green light for new skin cancer drug

7 hours 25 min ago
A new drug to treat skin cancer should be made available on the NHS, a health body has recommended.

British Ebola nurse travels to US

7 hours 34 min ago
A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.

VIDEO: Ebola: The scale of the challenge

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:08
The fight against the deadly Ebola virus is shaping up to be one of the greatest challenges modern medicine has faced in many years. The BBC takes a look at the scale of the challenge.

VIDEO: 'I volunteered for trial Ebola vaccine'

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:16
The first healthy UK volunteer has received a candidate Ebola vaccine in Oxford on Wednesday in a safety trial carried out by the University of Oxford.

Ebola trial volunteer immunised

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:00
A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus has begun in Oxford.

Go-ahead for £32m mental health unit

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:23
Planning permission is granted for a £32m mental health facility in Belfast.

Ebola: The hunt for a vaccine

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:21
What are the hopes for a vaccine against Ebola?

VIDEO: Playgrounds for senior citizens

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:07
Specially designed outdoor gyms for senior citizens in Brazil have been shown to improve their health and fitness

VIDEO: Should 'vaping bars' be banned?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:36
As new research shows most young people do not plan to smoke e-cigarettes, experts are divided over the safety of "vaping".

Ebola vaccine trial begins

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:04
A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus is to begin in Oxford.

US waists 'grow an inch in a decade'

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:29
Girths are continuing to expand in the US, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests.

Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:25
Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms

The plight of Moldova's orphanage children

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:01
Plight of Moldova's orphanage children

Ebola global security threat - Obama

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:14
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.

Local hospitals "can be gold standard"

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:15
Debate over the fate of local hospitals

UN calls for $1bn to fight Ebola

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:23
The UN says it needs $1bn to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, described as "unparalleled in modern times".

AUDIO: 'New solution' on polio being tested

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:48
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

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:54
Targets to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.

Ebola: Virus posing a deadly threat

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:29
More action is needed to tackle Ebola, say experts

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