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NHS reputation 'dragged through mud'

2 hours 5 min ago
Health Minister Mark Drakeford launches a stinging attack on the Conservatives for trying to drag the reputation of the Welsh NHS "through the mud" for "partisan political purposes".

Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'

2 hours 12 min ago
Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.

Cut in winter heating guidance

3 hours 4 min ago
Families could reduce energy bills by following new guidance from Public Health England on recommended heating levels.

NHS drafts in extra A&E doctors

3 hours 14 min ago
The NHS is recruiting about 260 extra doctors in an effort to ease pressure on accident and emergency units in England, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.

Patients 'fleeing' Wales denial

7 hours 13 min ago
Claims that thousands of patients from Wales are seeking treatment in England because they are not happy with the Welsh NHS are dismissed.

VIDEO: UK Ebola vaccine tests continue

11 hours 36 min ago
As UK efforts to find a vaccine for the Ebola virus continues, Tim Muffett met some of those trying to develop new treatments, and some of the volunteers willing to test it.

NHS 'to grind to halt' with dementia

12 hours 22 min ago
The NHS will "grind to a halt" unless more is done to help care for dementia patients in the community, warns Wales' only professor of geriatrics.

More UK medics travel to Ebola area

12 hours 46 min ago
About 100 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.

VIDEO: Paralysed man walks again

13 hours 11 min ago
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

Scans reveal cause of winter blues

17 hours 3 sec ago
Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

To walk again - the people behind the story

18 hours 8 min ago
The project that enabled a paralysed man to walk again

Man walks again after transplant

18 hours 13 min ago
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting specialist cells into his damaged spinal cord.

Living with smoker risks highlighted

18 hours 35 min ago
Non-smokers living with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study.

VIDEO: Surfing to fight depression

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:07
Grant Trebilco started Fluro Fridays on Australia's Bondi Beach to help fight his own bipolar disorder - now more than 100 surfers join him each week.

Ebola crisis: How Nigeria's Dr Adadevoh fought the virus

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:01
How one doctor saved Nigeria from a catastrophe

AUDIO: Nursing morale at 'heartbreaking' low

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:43
A nurse claims "heartbreaking" levels of low morale are driving staff out of the profession

Ebola: WHO under fire over response to epidemic

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:02
Global health body under fire over Ebola

VIDEO: Professors on Ebola threat to UK

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:40
Prof Allyson Pollock and Prof Tom Solomon on the western reaction to Ebola and threat to the UK.

VIDEO: Ebola survivors’ blood 'saving lives'

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:21
Blood from survivors of the Ebola virus is being used to treat patients suffering from the disease.

Liver deaths rise linked to alcohol

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:28
Britain's drinking culture has sparked a worrying rise in liver disease deaths, warn health officials.