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AUDIO: Carer: Low pay leads to poor care

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:18
A care worker explains how she was paid and how travelling time was not part of her pay.

'Failure' in care of injured veterans

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:43
The government is failing to abide by its military covenant with armed forces veterans not getting the care they need, medical experts say.

VIDEO: How to spot the signs of a stroke?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:45
Elaine Roberts from the Stroke Association tells the BBC how to spot the signs of a stroke.

VIDEO: Women not aware of stroke risk

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:47
Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women in the UK.

K bladder: UK's secret ketamine epidemic

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:16
Two ketamine users in their 20s tell Newsbeat how the drug nearly destroyed their bladders.

Can you cheat your way to fitness?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:41
Is it really possible to get in shape by just doing the chores

Drinking milk 'may not protect bones'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:57
Drinking large amounts of milk may not lower the risk of bone fractures, a study in the British Medical Journal suggests.

Drugs fund 'papers over cracks'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:53
A temporary fund to pay for cancer drugs not available on the NHS does not address problems with the price of new treatments, a charity says.

NHS screening advice 'must improve'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:50
The NHS needs to get better at highlighting the dangers of screening for diseases such cancer, an influential group of MPs says.

VIDEO: Samaritans app 'could have helped me'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:34
Emma suffered from undiagnosed depression as a teenager. She told the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones how the new app from Samaritans might have helped her.

Disasters group launches Ebola appeal

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00
The Disasters Emergency Committee is to launch an appeal in response to a disease outbreak for the first time, in aid of the Ebola crisis.

Breastfeeding photo 'goes viral'

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:13
A photo of a Shropshire mother breastfeeding her baby daughter goes viral after it is removed by Facebook.

Google developing a cancer detector

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:35
Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.

World Bank plea for Ebola volunteers

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 16:08
The president of the World Bank appeals for 5,000 medical workers to volunteer and help contain the growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Surgery halted by 'incomplete' data

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:19
The decision to suspend children's heart surgery in Leeds was based on "invalidated and incomplete data" a report finds.

VIDEO: How Lord Falconer lost 5.5 stone

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:45
Former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer loses 5.5 stones by eating what ever he wants in his one meal per day diet plan

Politicians line up to back NHS plan

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:30
Politicians line up to back NHS plan

VIDEO: Fears for Scope care home residents

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:22
Nearly 150 disabled care home residents face being moved over the next few months as the charity Scope closes a number of its properties.

VIDEO: Robbie sings during wife's labour

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:14
Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda are celebrating the arrival of their second child, a baby boy weighing 8lbs 2oz.

Body has 'rush hour' transformation

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 01:05
Two "rush hours" every day profoundly change the way the body works, scientists have discovered.