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Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:25
Nigeria confirms its first Ebola death outside Lagos, a Port Harcourt doctor, as the WHO says the total number of cases could eventually pass 20,000.

UK Ebola vaccine trial to start

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:25
A trial vaccine against Ebola could be tested on healthy volunteers in the UK in September, says an international health consortium.

NHS complaints rise to 480 every day

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:38
The number of complaints made about NHS care in England increased to an average of 480 every day, according to official data.

Ex dental prof loses dismissal claim

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:22
Prof Philip Lamey, a former professor of dentistry, has lost his case for unfair dismissal brought against Queen's University, Belfast.

Ebola outbreak 'will get worse'

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 03:36
A top US public health official says the Ebola outbreak is set to get worse before it gets better, as West African health ministers meet in Ghana.

Depression in cancer 'overlooked'

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:36
Three-quarters of cancer patients who are depressed are not getting the psychological therapy they need, researchers say.

VIDEO: I couldn't say no to Pulp

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:01
Pulp's keyboardist had arthritis at 16 but can't say no to playing

Cancer drugs face NHS price squeeze

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:01
The government might threaten to stop buying some expensive cancer drugs if the companies that make them do not cut their prices, Newsnight learns.

Tomatoes linked with fighting cancer

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:43
Eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer, research suggests.

Star Trek X Prize finalists named

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:31
Star Trek X Prize finalists named

VIDEO: 'Get taxi or lift' urges ambulance trust

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:11
Patients are to be encouraged to travel to hospital by taxi or get a lift rather than call for an ambulance if they are assessed as low priority.

Nigeria closes schools over Ebola

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:58
Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.

Sniffing out the allergy epidemic

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 03:49
Why so many of us are developing allergies

Overseas nurses 'face shorter tests'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:04
New rules mean nurses and midwives who have completed their training outside Europe will face shorter tests to check they are fit to work in the UK.

Ebola crisis: Five top tips to avoid the deadly virus

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:35
Wash your hands and other top tips to avoid Ebola

Hormone 'protects premature babies'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:04
The hormone erythropoietin (EPO) could prevent brain injuries in very premature babies, a study suggests.

UK Ebola patient gets test drug

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:25
The British volunteer nurse William Pooley, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, has been given the experimental drug ZMapp.

VIDEO: What goes into a fake cigarette?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:55
The BBC's Tom Brown finds out what is in a fake cigarette

Ebola: 'heavy toll' on health staff

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:55
An "unprecedented" number of doctors and nurses have been infected with Ebola virus in west Africa, according to the World Health Organization.

'Ban E-cig use indoors,' says WHO

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:06
The World Health Organization says there should be regulations preventing the use of electronic cigarettes indoors in public and work places.