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VIDEO: How to avoid catching Ebola

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:55
Dr Colin Brown explains how to prevent transmitting Ebola after caring for patients with the disease

Anti-Ebola text tech set to expand

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:25
Charities plan to expand a system that allows Ebola advice to be texted to mobile phones located inside a specific contagion zone.

Ebola treatments - how far off?

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:18
How soon could there be an off-the-shelf treatment and vaccine?

UN worker dies of Ebola in Germany

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:54
A UN health worker infected with Ebola dies at a hospital in the German city of Leipzig, hospital officials say.

Radio to the rescue: many saved

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:49
How broadcasting health messages can save lives

New trust to run Stafford Hospital

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:31
A new trust is being set up to run the scandal-hit Stafford Hospital and a second hospital in Stoke, with both hospitals being renamed.

Fly genes hold clue to human illness

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:21
Scientists sequence the entire genome of the common housefly in a bid to find cures for human diseases.

NHS spending warning by watchdog

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:29
Health will swallow up an ever-increasing share of the public purse in Wales unless there is a rethink, the head of a spending watchdog warns.

Heathrow to start screening for Ebola

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:53
Heathrow airport is to start Ebola screening for passengers flying into the UK from at-risk countries.

GPs missing signs for lung cancer

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 00:15
Doctors in Britain are "missing opportunities" to spot lung cancer at an early stage, meaning one in three people with the disease dies within 90 days of diagnosis, research suggests.

VIDEO: Vaccine race for 'enemy' Ebola virus

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 23:38
The BBC's David Shukman reports on the race to develop a vaccine and treatment for Ebola, which health officials are describing as ''the enemy''.

Heathrow Ebola screening from Tuesday

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:54
Ebola screening will begin at London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.

NHS strikes: What next?

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:29
Is there a way out of the NHS pay dispute?

Woman finds three-inch leech in nose

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 13:52
A backpacker finds a leech which had been living in her nose for a month after returning from a trip to South East Asia.

AUDIO: 'Despair' of being 93 and lonely

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:47
A 93-year-old describes the the "despair" and loneliness he has suffered since becoming a widower.

Activity guidelines"being ignored"

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:21
Why too few of us are doing enough exercise

Students advised of organ donor law

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:09
New students arriving in Wales are being advised that they will be subject to the planned changes to the organ donation laws from next year.

Does social media impact on body image?

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:41
How social media effects the way we see ourselves

VIDEO: NHS strike: On the picket line

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:12
Thousands of NHS workers, including nurses, midwives and ambulance staff, are taking part in a four-hour strike in a row over pay.

NHS ruling on new breast cancer drug

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:02
Women in Scotland with a particular type of terminal breast cancer are to find out whether they will get a pioneering treatment through the NHS.

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