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Gene therapy treats 'bubble boy'

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 02:26
An advance in gene therapy may provide safe treatment to children with a fatal genetic disorder that leads to no functioning immune system.

VIDEO: Mental health care 'must be instant'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 22:45
Nick Clegg has announced waiting time targets for mental health patients living in England.

VIDEO: Ebola outbreak: Your questions

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:58
With concerns about Ebola rising, the BBC's health correspondent, Branwen Jeffreys, answers your questions.

UK sending 750 troops to tackle Ebola

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 17:35
The UK is sending 750 military personnel to Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond confirms.

Radiographers opt for new strike day

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:52
Radiographers are set to go on strike a week after the rest of the NHS workers involved in industrial action.

Mental health: A start of a long journey?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:37
Mental health targets: A start of a long journey?

Hospital visits by smokers down

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:44
The number of people aged over 35 admitted to hospital in England for illnesses caused by smoking between 2012 and 2013 has fallen since 2004, statistics show.

VIDEO: Mental health stigma in the spotlight

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:23
Katharine Welby-Roberts, the Archbishop of Canterbury's daughter, has lived with depression since she was a teenager and says the stigma she has faced as a result has been as damaging as the illness itself.

Doctors from Europe in UK increasing

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:31
The GMC says there are "more doctors than ever" coming to work in Britain from Europe after immigration rules for people outside the continent were tightened.

VIDEO: Ebola: UK 'must not be complacent'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:23
Doctors in Madrid have been testing several other people for Ebola after a Spanish nurse became the first person known to have contracted the deadly virus outside West Africa.

VIDEO: 'Attitudes to mental health changing'

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:23
Young people are driving a change in attitudes towards people with mental health issues, Stan Collymore claims.

Does wellbeing promote good mental health?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:55
Does looking after your mental wellbeing really work?

Clegg sets mental health wait limits

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:26
Nick Clegg unveils the first waiting targets for mental health treatments in England ahead of his Lib Dem conference speech.

WHO warns of Ebola hospital risks

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:28
A prominent WHO official warns more Ebola cases can be expected among medical staff in developed countries, as Spain monitors a case in Madrid.

VIDEO: Can the humble radio save lives?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:16
A radio campaign in Burkina Faso aims to save lives

Spain monitors Ebola nurse contacts

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 19:27
Doctors in Madrid test three people for Ebola after a Spanish nurse became the first person known to have contracted the deadly virus outside West Africa.

VIDEO: Are post-natal depression signs missed?

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 19:12
As many as one in five new mothers suffer from post-natal depression but some leading doctors say post-natal checks may be too rushed to pick it up.

VIDEO: Ebola: How can you catch it?

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 16:49
A look at how Ebola is caught, how a Spanish nurse is being treated for it, and how authorities are dealing with it.

'Instagram for doctors' takes off

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 16:19
A photo-sharing app enabling healthcare professionals to view patients' photos is to be launched across western Europe.

Can pregnant women ever drink?

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 15:24
Can pregnant women ever safely drink alcohol?

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