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Minister wants end to animal testing

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:49
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end.

The very public NHS privatisation debate

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:51
The debate over the NHS's use of the private sector

Prosthetics, by those who know

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:03
Things which only wearers of prosthetic limbs know

Drug-resistant malaria 'widespread'

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:28
Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study.

VIDEO: The teetotaller's hospital

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:22
London's abandoned Victorian Temperance Hospital

Saving lives on the Ebola front line

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:16
Life on the Ebola front line

VIDEO: Sun bracelet measures UV exposure

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:01
The BBC's Dougal Shaw tests out a digital bracelet designed to help people avoid getting too much sun exposure.

The secret to transforming a failing hospital

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 03:09
How a failing hospital transformed itself

Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes'

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 03:00
Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have shown that more bacteria are transferred by shaking hands, than by fist-bumping or high-fiving.

Sun 'can harm sight as well as skin'

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 00:51
Sun can harm sight as well as skin

Exercise guidelines 'hard to meet'

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 01:05
Office activity guidelines 'too demanding for most'