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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

NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:00
The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.

Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:59
President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.

VIDEO: Wilko Johnson says he is cancer free

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:47
Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been cured of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012.

VIDEO: UK Ebola planning 'excellent'

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:15
Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies tells MPs that the UK is well prepared in case of a potential Ebola outbreak.

'Nine million have TB' - WHO report

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:04
The World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease.

VIDEO: PM challenged on girl's hospital letter

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:25
A letter written by a 10-year-old girl to David Cameron about the West Cumberland Hospital is raised at PMQs.

VIDEO: Clashes on English and Welsh NHS

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:04
David Cameron and Ed Miliband accuse each other of not answering questions as they clash over NHS services.

WHO emergency team holds Ebola talks

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:10
The World Health Organisation's emergency committee is to hold talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.

Male genes linked to early death

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:51
The male Y sex chromosome may have a role in prolonging men's lives and fighting cancer, according to a study.

VIDEO: GP explains dementia payments

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:21
GP explains NHS England's decision to pay family doctors £55 every time they diagnose a case of dementia.

VIDEO: GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:38
Doctors in England will receive £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.

GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:35
Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.

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.

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