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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.

'My beautiful Down's son'

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 01:14
Should pregnant mothers be told about 'chance' instead of 'risk'?

Robin Williams and the link between comedy and depression

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:51
Why do many comedians struggle with depression?

VIDEO: Ebola vaccines 'are promising'

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:40
US health experts say there are some "promising vaccines" close to being available to treat the Ebola virus.

Danes link listeria deaths to meat

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:00
Danish officials say they suspect that sausage contaminated with listeria bacteria has killed at least 12 people.

VIDEO: Boy has ears created from ribs

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:05
A boy who was born without ears has had a pair created from his ribs.

Untested Ebola drugs 'can be used'

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:58
Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says.

Liberia to receive Ebola trial drug

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:04
Liberia will receive an untested experimental drug, Zmapp, to treat people infected with Ebola, the government says following a request to the US.

'Young babies' brains grow rapidly'

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:40
A new scanning technique shows babies' brains grow most rapidly immediately after birth.

Boy has ears created from ribs

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:14
A nine-year-old boy who was born without ears has had a pair created from his ribs.

Ivory Coast travel ban over Ebola

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:17
Ivory Coast bans all passenger flights from three countries hit by Ebola in an attempt to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.