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Hundreds of US children hit by virus

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:28
Hundreds of children across the US have been hospitalised after contracting a respiratory virus, doctors say

British military sent to fight Ebola

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:03
British military engineers and medics are being sent to Sierra Leone to help fight the world's largest-ever outbreak of Ebola.

VIDEO: Girl who had proton beam therapy

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:34
Cherie and Graham Gillon's daughter, Lilly, received proton beam therapy in 2011. They tell BBC Breakfast what it was like for their daughter to undergo the treatment.

Severe sickness can be 'traumatic'

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:04
The traumatic condition that has affected both the Duchess of Cambridge's pregnancies.

NHS cancer services 'struggling'

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:23
Cancer Research UK says the NHS needs increased investment, planning and leadership to deal with rapid rise in cancer cases.

Ashya King leaves Malaga hospital

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:30
Five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King leaves hospital in Spain for proton beam treatment in the Czech Republic.

VIDEO: Ashya King 'to travel to Prague'

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:11
Five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King is being prepared to leave hospital in Spain for proton treatment in the Czech Republic.

VIDEO: The machine that could help Ashya

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 06:08
Five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King is being prepared to leave hospital in Spain for proton treatment in the Czech Republic.

Sibling bullying ups depression risk

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 05:00
Being bullied regularly by a brother or sister could put children at risk of depression when they are older, suggests a study.

The pro cycling team with diabetes

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 02:31
The pro-cycling team with diabetes

Ashya King 'to leave hospital'

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 22:30
Five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King is being prepared to leave hospital in Spain for proton treatment in the Czech Republic.

Vaccine gives monkeys Ebola immunity

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 18:17
Vaccinated monkeys have developed "long-term" immunity to the Ebola virus raising the prospect of successful human trials, say scientists.

Deadly disease v untested treatment

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 03:49
Are the stakes high enough to unleash unproven drugs on Ebola patients?

Ebola lockdown will not help - MSF

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 21:07
A plan by Sierra Leone to lock down the country to control Ebola will not help and could allow the virus to spread, medical charity MSF says.

VIDEO: March for NHS heads to Westminster

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 19:32
The 999 call for the NHS, by the so-called Darlo Mums, is following the route of the 1936 Jarrow Crusade.

Thousands end pro-NHS march in London

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 18:17
Thousands attend a pro-NHS rally in London, following a 300-mile "Jarrow March" by protesters.

VIDEO: Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 13:46
Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst hit by West Africa's Ebola outbreak - has announced a four-day lockdown to try to tackle the disease.

Ashya ready for Prague treatment

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 13:04
Ashya King is in a "perfect condition" to travel to Prague for specialist treatment, the family lawyer says.

Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 03:18
Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst hit by Ebola - confines people to their homes for four days in an effort to contain the deadly virus.

Ebola: How bad can it get?

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 02:25
The virus takes a turn for the worse, but is it unstoppable?

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