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VIDEO: Should 'vaping bars' be banned?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:36
As new research shows most young people do not plan to smoke e-cigarettes, experts are divided over the safety of "vaping".

Ebola vaccine trial begins

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:04
A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus is to begin in Oxford.

Is it time for a mental health waiting target?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:39
Is it time for a mental health waiting time target?

US waists 'grow an inch in a decade'

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 01:29
Girths are continuing to expand in the US, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests.

Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:25
Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms

The plight of Moldova's orphanage children

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:01
Plight of Moldova's orphanage children

Ebola global security threat - Obama

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:14
US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.

Local hospitals "can be gold standard"

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:15
Debate over the fate of local hospitals

UN calls for $1bn to fight Ebola

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:23
The UN says it needs $1bn to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, described as "unparalleled in modern times".

AUDIO: 'New solution' on polio being tested

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:48
An innovative vaccine delivery method called the Nanopatch is being evaluated by the World Health Organisation in the hope it can be used to help eradicate polio.

VIDEO: Further cut to sugar intake needed

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:54
Targets to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.

Ebola: Virus posing a deadly threat

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:29
More action is needed to tackle Ebola, say experts

Stephen's £5m to fund cancer units

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:08
Plans for spending almost £5m raised by teenage cancer patient Stephen Sutton are revealed.

Surviving childhood in Africa

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:03
Why are more children in Africa living beyond five?

VIDEO: 'I just couldn't bear it anymore'

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:58
Almost one in six mental health patients in England have attempted suicide because of long waiting lists for therapy, according to new research.

Obama 'to pledge troops for Ebola'

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:52
President Obama is to announce plans to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say.

VIDEO: Stephen Sutton's £5m charity legacy

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 07:28
Plans for spending almost £5m raised by teenage cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton have been revealed.

VIDEO: Haiti's disease fighting eco toilet

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 06:29
Poor sanitation has caused serious health problems in Haiti - but could a special eco toilet improve the situation?

VIDEO: UN security council to discuss Ebola

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 04:25
The president of Ghana calls for the easing of restrictions on West African countries fighting the ebola epidemic.

Call for further cut in sugar intake

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 01:36
The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.

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