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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

VIDEO: Ebola vaccine 'will come too late'

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:33
UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline says its Ebola vaccine will not be ready until late 2015 and is "going to come too late" for this epidemic.

Ebola vaccine 'will come too late'

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:00
UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline says its Ebola vaccine will not be ready until late 2015 and is "going to come too late" for this epidemic.

Awareness signs in vegetative patients

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:09
Scientists have found hidden signatures in the brains of people in a vegetative state which suggest they might be conscious.

Sugary drinks warning posters 'work'

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:07
Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off the sugar in fizzy drinks could be a useful tool in the fight against obesity, research suggests.

WHO focuses on stopping Ebola spread

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:45
African countries neighbouring those most affected by the deadly Ebola virus must be better prepared, the World Health Organization says.

Nearly 500 new FGM cases identified

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:21
NHS figures show 467 newly identified cases of girls and women needing treatment after female genital mutilation in England last month.

Hospital safety standards 'shocking'

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 16:58
Safety standards in hospitals in England are "shocking", inspectors say.

VIDEO: Malta: The nurse of the Mediterranean

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:27
As part of a BBC series looking at stories of World War One beyond the trenches, Dr Kevin Fong explores how Malta earned the name "The Nurse of the Mediterranean".

Eye ops were 'painful' and 'rushed'

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:43
Patients who had eye operations at a Somerset hospital suffered pain and said they felt rushed, a report claims.

Hospital apology over cancer care

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:16
A health trust apologises to cancer patients treated by a consultant who was later sacked, saying his treatment "resulted in your harm".

VIDEO: 'I won't walk 400m to chip shop'

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:07
The BBC's Zoe Conway went to a school in central London find out how far pupils were prepared to walk to buy fast food.