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NHS 'to grind to halt' with dementia

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:58
The NHS will "grind to a halt" unless more is done to help care for dementia patients in the community, warns Wales' only professor of geriatrics.

More UK medics travel to Ebola area

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:35
About 100 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.

VIDEO: Paralysed man walks again

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:09
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

Scans reveal cause of winter blues

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:21
Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

To walk again - the people behind the story

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:12
The project that enabled a paralysed man to walk again

Man walks again after transplant

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:07
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting specialist cells into his damaged spinal cord.

Living with smoker risks highlighted

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 00:45
Non-smokers living with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study.

VIDEO: Surfing to fight depression

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:07
Grant Trebilco started Fluro Fridays on Australia's Bondi Beach to help fight his own bipolar disorder - now more than 100 surfers join him each week.

Ebola crisis: How Nigeria's Dr Adadevoh fought the virus

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:01
How one doctor saved Nigeria from a catastrophe

AUDIO: Nursing morale at 'heartbreaking' low

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:43
A nurse claims "heartbreaking" levels of low morale are driving staff out of the profession

Ebola: WHO under fire over response to epidemic

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:02
Global health body under fire over Ebola

VIDEO: Professors on Ebola threat to UK

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:40
Prof Allyson Pollock and Prof Tom Solomon on the western reaction to Ebola and threat to the UK.

VIDEO: Ebola survivors’ blood 'saving lives'

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:21
Blood from survivors of the Ebola virus is being used to treat patients suffering from the disease.

Liver deaths rise linked to alcohol

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:28
Britain's drinking culture has sparked a worrying rise in liver disease deaths, warn health officials.

Jones dismisses health inquiry call

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:47
The first minister dismisses calls for an inquiry into the running of the NHS in Wales, as the Conservatives claim a survey shows strong public support for the idea.

AUDIO: Increase in liver disease deaths

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:38
Public Health England warns of large jump in the number of people dying of liver disease, triggered by an increase in alcohol consumption.

NHS radiographers on strike over pay

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:15
Radiographers across the UK begin a four-hour strike in the latest walkout by NHS staff in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay.

Nigeria to be declared Ebola-free

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:19
The World Health Organisation is expected to declare Nigeria officially free of Ebola on Monday, after six weeks with no new cases.

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.

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