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Schools 'should check kids' teeth'

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:54
Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, says the advisory body, NICE.

Mentally ill put in police cells

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:54
Too many people in the middle of a mental health crisis end up locked in police cells after being turned away from hospitals, says a report.

NICE conflicts of interests claim

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 00:52
A group of leading doctors and researchers has called on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the medicines watchdog, NICE.

VIDEO: Can pioneering paralysis therapy help others?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:21
The BBC's David Shukman asks whether a pioneering treatment - which has helped a paralysed man walk using a frame - could help other people with spinal injuries.

VIDEO: More UK medics travel to Ebola area

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:49
International development secretary Justine Greening travels with soldiers from the Royal Army Medical Corps to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone.

NHS reputation 'dragged through mud'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:15
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'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:08
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

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:16
Families could reduce energy bills by following new guidance from Public Health England on recommended heating levels.

NHS drafts in extra A&E doctors

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:06
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

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:07
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

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 07:44
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

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:58
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

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:35
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

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:09
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

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:21
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

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:12
The project that enabled a paralysed man to walk again

Man walks again after transplant

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:07
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

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:45
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