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How do we give dignity to the dying?

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 01:30
Whatever happened to the traditional 'deathbed'?

Frozen faeces in gut infection trial

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 00:26
Capsules containing frozen faecal material could help people with C. difficile gut infections, results from an early-stage trial suggest.

VIDEO: Ebola screening 'not a PR stunt'

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 17:33
The chief medical officer has defended the UK's Ebola screening programme, saying it will alert people early to the risks posed by the virus.

VIDEO: How to report Ebola crisis safely

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 14:38
BBC Global Health correspondent Tulip Mazumdar describes the protective measures taken by journalists covering the Ebola crisis.

Army to drive strike-day ambulances

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 13:11
About 130 military drivers are to be drafted in to replace striking ambulance drivers on Monday, the Ministry of Defence confirms.

VIDEO: 'I placed ad for kidney donor'

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 10:02
A woman who found a kidney donor after placing an advertisement in her local paper has been speaking about her appeal.

VIDEO: UK tests Ebola outbreak response

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 09:43
Dozens of British medical professionals are to take part in a national exercise to test the country's readiness for an Ebola outbreak.

VIDEO: How can magic help stroke survivors?

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 05:42
Learning magic tricks gives stroke survivors a great opportunity to be more independent and to show off their new talents to relatives and friends.

New York's JFK to start Ebola checks

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:03
New York's JFK is the first of five US airports to screen passengers in an effort to limit the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,000.

Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 19:54
The number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000, most of them in West Africa, the World Health Organization says.

Spain sets up Ebola 'crisis' group

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 17:53
Spain sets up a special committee to deal with the impact of Europe's first case of Ebola, which has killed nearly 4,000 people, mainly in West Africa.

Cameron defends Ebola screening

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 14:10
UK Prime Minister David Cameron says the government is right to "take steps to keep our own people safe" from the Ebola virus.

'Giant leap' to type 1 diabetes cure

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:25
The search for a cure for type 1 diabetes has recently taken a "tremendous step forward", scientists say.

AUDIO: 'Massive step' towards type 1 diabetes cure

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:04
The creation of human insulin-producing beta cells by the Harvard Stem Cell Institute is a "massive step" towards finding a cure for type-1 diabetes, the JDRF says.

VIDEO: Football aims to tackle mental health

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:28
Mental health is still an issue that some people are reluctant to talk about despite the fact that one in four people will be affected in some way

Minister backs Ebola screening plan

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:58
Home Office Minister Norman Baker defends the government's decision to change its mind on screening some people arriving in the UK for Ebola.

Premier League tackles mental health

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:40
Premier League clubs introduce "mental health first aiders"

Ebola basics: What you need to know

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:02
What is Ebola and how is the disease spread?

Antibiotic resistance rise continues

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:01
Antibiotics prescriptions and cases of resistant bacteria in England have continued to soar despite dire warnings and campaigns, figures show.

Ebola screening: Will it work?

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:34
Will it make a difference in the UK?

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