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Sniffing out the allergy epidemic

6 hours 1 min ago
Why so many of us are developing allergies

Overseas nurses 'face shorter tests'

8 hours 46 min ago
New rules mean nurses and midwives who have completed their training outside Europe will face shorter tests to check they are fit to work in the UK.

Ebola crisis: Five top tips to avoid the deadly virus

9 hours 14 min ago
Wash your hands and other top tips to avoid Ebola

Hormone 'protects premature babies'

9 hours 46 min ago
The hormone erythropoietin (EPO) could prevent brain injuries in very premature babies, a study suggests.

UK Ebola patient gets test drug

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:25
The British volunteer nurse William Pooley, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, has been given the experimental drug ZMapp.

VIDEO: What goes into a fake cigarette?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:55
The BBC's Tom Brown finds out what is in a fake cigarette

Ebola: 'heavy toll' on health staff

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:55
An "unprecedented" number of doctors and nurses have been infected with Ebola virus in west Africa, according to the World Health Organization.

'Ban E-cig use indoors,' says WHO

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:06
The World Health Organization says there should be regulations preventing the use of electronic cigarettes indoors in public and work places.

Ebola doctor goes back to work

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:58
A Cardiff doctor who was isolated for three weeks after treating patients with the Ebola virus in Africa returns to work.

VIDEO: Ebola doctor's traumatic experiences

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:19
A doctor from Cardiff talks of her "traumatic" experiences helping Ebola victims in the west African state of Liberia.

Gut bugs 'help prevent allergies'

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 03:15
Bacteria which naturally live inside our digestive system can help prevent food allergies, according to animal research.

Could your clothing save your life?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:03
Could your clothes save your life?

Briton begins UK treatment for Ebola

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 05:25
Doctors at a hospital in London have begun treating a British man, named as William Pooley, who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone.

Whole organ 'grown' in world first

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 18:07
A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.

British Ebola patient flying to UK

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:32
A British national who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is being flown back to the UK on an RAF jet, the UK Department of Health says.

VIDEO: Cellist: 'Alcohol was my medicine'

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:34
Cellist Rachael Lander talks about how she secretly used alcohol and beta-blockers to get through concerts and her eventual road to recovery.

Ebola risk to UK remains 'very low'

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:51
Health chiefs say the Ebola risk to the UK remains "very low" amid reports a British national who caught the virus in Sierra Leone could be moved to Britain.

The malaria mines of Venezuela

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 00:38
Venezuela's illegal mines, where malaria is on the rise

Warning over electrical brain stimulation

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 00:05
Warning over electrical brain stimulation

Briton in Sierra Leone 'has Ebola'

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 18:23
A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the Department of Health says.