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Infected Ebola doctor lands in US

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 19:06
A US doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia arrives in the US for treatment at a specialised unit in Atlanta, Georgia.

VIDEO: Australian pair abandon Down's baby

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 15:50
Phil Mercer reports on reaction to news that an Australian couple rejected a surrogate Down's Syndrome baby

Australian pair abandon Down's baby

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:59
An online campaign for a baby with Down's Syndrome left with his surrogate Thai mother by an Australian couple has raised over $120,000 (£70,000).

VIDEO: Brockovich speaks out on birth control

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 00:49
Erin Brockovich is among the leading voices claiming pharmaceutical giant Bayer's Essure sterilisation procedure has injured thousands of women.

BMJ 'right' in statins claims row

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 00:25
An investigation backs the British Medical Journal's response after it published two inaccurate articles on the harms of cholesterol-reducing statins.

Ebola spreading too fast - WHO

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 23:03
The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders.

VIDEO: British doctor's video from Ebola hospital

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:12
Convincing patients to receive treatment is the biggest task facing medical professionals trying to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a doctor in Sierra Leone says.

HIV drugs 'boost SA life expectancy'

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 17:09
Life expectancy in South Africa has increased dramatically over the last decade mainly thanks to life-saving Aids drugs, a government report says.

Whistleblowers get rough deal - MPs

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:43
The treatment of employees in public services who raise concerns about wrongdoing is often "shocking", a group of MPs says.

AUDIO: Meet the Tough Mudder founder

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:10
Tough Mudder founder Will Dean explains the appeal of the endurance event.

Victim of fat-shaming loses 25 stone

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 09:04
Woman who had dog excrement thrown at her loses 25 stone

DNA project 'to make UK world leader'

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:04
A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.

Technique turns bodies 'see-through'

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:13
A newly discovered way to make entire bodies transparent could pave the way for a new generation of treatments, scientists say.

Minister wants end to animal testing

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:49
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end.

The very public NHS privatisation debate

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:51
The debate over the NHS's use of the private sector

Prosthetics, by those who know

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 01:03
Things which only wearers of prosthetic limbs know

Drug-resistant malaria 'widespread'

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:28
Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study.

VIDEO: The teetotaller's hospital

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:22
London's abandoned Victorian Temperance Hospital

Saving lives on the Ebola front line

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:16
Life on the Ebola front line

VIDEO: Sun bracelet measures UV exposure

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:01
The BBC's Dougal Shaw tests out a digital bracelet designed to help people avoid getting too much sun exposure.

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