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Prostate drug ruling 'a fiasco'

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 01:36
Patients say a decision by the NHS in England to reject a treatment for men with prostate cancer is a "fiasco".

The 30-year-old health billionaire

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 23:40
The 30-year-old health billionaire you've probably never heard of

Sharp rise in CT scans on children

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:42
An expert panel says the number of CT scans performed each year are rising exponentially and more data is needed to asses their impact on health.

Guinea declares Ebola emergency

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:56
Guinea declares a national health emergency as it battles to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,000 people.

VIDEO: Failing GP practices face closure

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:23
Failing GP practices in England could be closed unless they improve under a new Care Quality Commission inspection programme.

AUDIO: 'Most of us know very little about mental illness'

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:37
Adrian Strain talks about his son, Martin, who recently took his own life.

Failing GPs: A Pandora's Box?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:05
Tackling failing GPs may be harder than it seems

Obesity 'linked to 10 cancers'

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:13
Being overweight raises the risk of developing some of the most common cancers, according to a study of more than five million adults in the UK.

Failing GP practices face closure

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:10
Failing GP practices will face closure under plans being unveiled in England by the Care Quality Commission.

VIDEO: How the UK is guarding against Ebola

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:04
The BBC's Hugh Pym is given exclusive access to Porton Down research centre where scientists are working on detecting and minimising the risk of Ebola appearing in the UK

Michael J Fox charity turns to tech

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:46
The Michael J Fox Foundation and Intel have teamed up to equip Parkinson's patients with wearable sensors to help monitor the disease.

Placebo test in cardiac arrest study

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:54
Ethical approval has been given for a study where some patients who experienced a cardiac arrest would not be given adrenaline - the usual treatment – but a placebo instead.

The front line of the UK's Ebola prevention efforts

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:56
Hugh Pym on how Porton Down is helping the UK get ready

Kenya 'at high risk' of deadly Ebola

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:18
The World Health Organization classifies Kenya as a high-risk country for the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

AUDIO: Face pain 'worse than childbirth'

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:01
The husband of a woman who suffered from Trigeminal Neuralgia - a condition which leaves the sufferer in constant face pain, has been talking about her suicide.

Ebola: Mapping the outbreak

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:20
Mapping the outbreak in West Africa

VIDEO: Anorexia: research into DNA link

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 08:01
Scientists in the UK are examining the DNA of people who have had anorexia to try to find out more about the condition.

Canada to give WHO Ebola vaccine

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 05:45
Canada says it will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help battle the disease's outbreak in West Africa.

Tiny pieces of gold 'boost chemo'

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 01:39
Infusing tiny spheres of gold into the heart of cancer cells may help boost the effectiveness of conventional treatment, according to recent research.

Pharmacies 'could play greater role'

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 01:36
Pharmacies should be providing a wider range of health services because of their excellent reach into communities, researchers say.