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VIDEO: 'We will bring social care into NHS'

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:00
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham MP talked to the BBC's Andrew Marr about the NHS, Labour's cancer care pledges and the role of the private sector in the NHS.

Canada to ship Ebola vaccine to WHO

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 11:50
Canada is to ship 800 vials of the Ebola vaccine it has developed to the World Health Organization.

VIDEO: New research into body image fears

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 08:49
New research shows a majority of adults think body confidence issues affect people of all ages

Pharmacies 'could save NHS £1bn'

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 06:02
Treating common ailments like coughs and colds at community pharmacies could save the NHS over £1bn a year, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society claims.

Is bushmeat behind Ebola outbreak?

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 01:16
What role does wild animal meat play in the Ebola outbreak?

Sport plan to aid mental health

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:44
A £2m programme using sport to help people suffering from mental health problems is announced by Sport England and Mind.

Gamblers' brains 'no endorphin rush'

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:03
The feeling of euphoria, or high, created by addictive behaviour is less obvious in the brains of problem gamblers, research suggests.

VIDEO: Obama: 'Don't give in to hysteria'

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:34
President Obama has told Americans there must not be hysteria in response to the Ebola outbreak.

Labour pledges cancer test wait cut

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 23:58
Labour will pledge that by 2020 no-one in England need wait more than a week for cancer tests and results if it is in power.

VIDEO: 'Dodgy dental equipment' seized

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 18:53
More than 12,000 pieces of illegal dental equipment have been seized in the UK in the past six months.

Huge fake dental equipment haul

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 18:15
Thousands of pieces of counterfeit or sub-standard dental equipment imported from China have been seized by regulators.

Doctors 'stop seven-day service talks'

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:30
A spat between doctors and NHS officials about seven-day working has led to the stalling of longstanding negotiations.

Grants for children's mental health

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:33
Groups offering mental health support to children and young people will be able to apply for government top-up grants, say ministers.

PE cash 'can benefit obese pupils'

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:45
Extra funding designed to boost sport in primary schools could be used to tackle childhood obesity, says Ofsted.

Where does UKIP stand on health?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:51
We know about Europe, but where does the party stand on health?

AUDIO: Scientist develop new EEG brain scan

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:28
Researchers at Cambridge University say they have found a new way of searching for signs of awareness in the brains of patients in a persistent vegetative state

Ebola screening for more UK airports

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:14
Ebola screening is to be extended Manchester and Birmingham airports, officials say, as a Royal Navy ship carrying medical teams departs for Sierra Leone.

AUDIO: Mum's job search for disabled child

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:43
Mum on 'burden' of trying to find disabled daughter work

VIDEO: Dialysis in the comfort of your home

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:25
Video conferencing is commonplace in the boardroom but it's now being used to treat patients with kidney failure, in their own homes.

Dementia: Why putting my parents in a home will haunt me forever

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:31
Fiona Phillips on being haunted by putting her parents in a home