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Millions of Ebola vaccines for 2015

1 hour 24 min ago
Millions of doses of an Ebola vaccine will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organization has announced.

First transplant of 'dead' heart

3 hours 21 min ago
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".

Dozens monitored for Ebola in Mali

4 hours 15 min ago
Dozens of people are being monitored in Mali after the nation confirmed a two-year-old girl as its first Ebola case.

VIDEO: Clock change 'decreases activity'

6 hours 23 min ago
Moving the clocks forward by an extra hour all year in the UK could lead to children getting more exercise every day, according to researchers.

VIDEO: Could amputees re-grow lost limbs?

6 hours 32 min ago
Amputees could one day re-grow their missing limbs, according to researchers at Imperial College London.

Ebola crisis: 'We need help, serious help'

8 hours 28 min ago
Sierra Leone sailor asks for international help to end the epidemic

'Sunshine can slow weight gain'

15 hours 36 min ago
Exposure to sunshine could slow down weight gain and the development of diabetes, research on mice suggests.

Roman gums 'healthier than ours'

15 hours 36 min ago
People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows.

First Ebola case in Mali confirmed

16 hours 17 min ago
Mali says a two-year-old girl - believed to have recently visited Guinea - becomes the country's first person to be infected by the deadly virus.

Ebola blood-therapy team set up

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:24
An international team of scientists is set up to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola-survivors as a treatment.

US 'probes hackable' medical devices

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:52
US government investigators are looking into about two dozen cases of medical kit suspected to be vulnerable to life-threatening hacks.

Later sunsets 'make kids more active'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:15
Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.

VIDEO: Can technology plug NHS funding gap?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:09
The NHS is under pressure to close a huge projected funding gap - Dominic Hughes reports on how the NHS has addressed this in West Yorkshire.

Six surprising Ebola numbers

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 02:29
Six surprising figures from the frontline

Experts aim to reduce stillbirths

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:47
Health experts launch a five-year programme that aims to halve the number of stillbirths, newborn deaths and baby brain injuries in the UK.

NHS acting as 'barrier to families'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:46
The NHS in England is told to stop being a barrier to infertile couples having children, according to the funding watchdog.

'More to do' on disabled hate crimes

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:45
Hate crime convictions are at an all-time high, but disability hate crime convictions have dropped, according to a new report.

How one hospital copes with change

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:36
How one Dorset hospital is trying to better serve its elderly patients

The NHS plan: Five things we've learned

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:35
Key points that NHS chiefs have unveiled

NHS five-year plan 'packs a punch'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:34
The BBC's Hugh Pym looks at the future of healthcare in England