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Nine hospitals hit by scan strike

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:09
Over 400 scans and x-rays are cancelled across Wales as radiographers hold a four-hour strike on Monday.

Untested drugs bill a step closer

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:08
A new law that would allow terminally-ill patients in England and Wales to be given untested medicines moves a step closer after receiving government backing.

When the average age of death was zero

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 03:03
The time when the average age of death was zero

VIDEO: Nigeria's hero doctor who spotted Ebola

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 02:26
The WHO is expected to declare Nigeria free from Ebola on Monday with no reported cases of the virus for six weeks due to a rapid and thorough response from healthcare professionals.

VIDEO: Plastic food packaging health fears

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:28
BBC Inside Out examines whether health fears over plastic food packaging are justified and asks if BPA should be banned in the UK.

VIDEO: 'Do not resuscitate' controversy

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 01:27
BBC Inside Out looks at the High Court ruling that doctors must ask patients or their relatives whether they want to be resuscitated.

My Sleeping Beauty syndrome nightmare

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:54
Why 'Sleeping Beauty' illness is a such a nightmare

Concern over new mums' mental health

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:06
Society is paying a "shocking" price for poor mental health care for pregnant women and new mothers in the UK, a report says.

Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 16:19
William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital.

All nations 'have a stake' in Ebola

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 14:06
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says all nations have a stake in the fight against Ebola, which "respects no borders".

VIDEO: The quest for an Ebola vaccine

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:01
Authorities in West Africa are struggling to deal with the Ebola outbreak which has already claimed thousands of lives in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

VIDEO: 'We will bring social care into NHS'

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:00
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham MP talked to the BBC's Andrew Marr about the NHS, Labour's cancer care pledges and the role of the private sector in the NHS.

Canada to ship Ebola vaccine to WHO

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 11:50
Canada is to ship 800 vials of the Ebola vaccine it has developed to the World Health Organization.

VIDEO: New research into body image fears

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 08:49
New research shows a majority of adults think body confidence issues affect people of all ages

Pharmacies 'could save NHS £1bn'

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 06:02
Treating common ailments like coughs and colds at community pharmacies could save the NHS over £1bn a year, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society claims.

Is bushmeat behind Ebola outbreak?

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 01:16
What role does wild animal meat play in the Ebola outbreak?

Sport plan to aid mental health

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:44
A £2m programme using sport to help people suffering from mental health problems is announced by Sport England and Mind.

Gamblers' brains 'no endorphin rush'

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:03
The feeling of euphoria, or high, created by addictive behaviour is less obvious in the brains of problem gamblers, research suggests.

VIDEO: Obama: 'Don't give in to hysteria'

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:34
President Obama has told Americans there must not be hysteria in response to the Ebola outbreak.

Labour pledges cancer test wait cut

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:58
Labour will pledge that by 2020 no-one in England need wait more than a week for cancer tests and results if it is in power.