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Zika: Africa 'reasonably well prepared'

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 13:19
Africa braces for Zika virus

Zika may cause baby eye problems

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 11:12
Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil are becoming increasingly concerned the virus may cause eye damage in babies.

'Big cut' in antibiotic prescriptions

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 02:20
GPs in England have "dramatically" reduced the amount of antibiotic prescriptions they prescribe to patients, latest figures reveal.

Bursary cut 'may worsen NHS staff gaps'

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 02:10
Plans to scrap student bursaries and charge nurses and other health staff for their degrees in England could backfire, unions are warning.

Care 'has improved for 12,000 in homes'

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 01:14
More than 12,000 people in England are now safer and being looked after better in care homes than they were two years ago, the Care Quality Commission says.

VIDEO: The football league for overweight men

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 20:08
A football league exclusively for men who classed as obese has been launched in Somerset.

NHS doctor joined Islamic State group

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 17:00
An NHS doctor left his family in the UK and joined the Islamic State group in Syria, the BBC learns from leaked IS recruitment papers.

Diabetes surgery 'missed by thousands'

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:20
Thousands of people with type-2 diabetes in the UK are missing out on obesity surgery that would slash blood sugars and even lead to remission in some cases, a team of experts say.

MoD criticised over Lariam prescribing

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 01:00
Anti-malarial drug Lariam, which can cause severe side-effects, should be the "drug of last resort" for UK troops, MPs on the defence committee say.

'NHS delay' caused cancer patient's death

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 00:05
A man died from operable cancer after an NHS trust failed to act on advice from another hospital, an ombudsman's report reveals.

Can vegans push themselves to physical extremes?

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:50
Can vegans push themselves to physical extremes?

'Mosquito control failure' fuelled Zika

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:25
The spread of Zika is the price being paid for a massive policy failure on mosquito control, says World Health Organization leader Margaret Chan.

Gory posters 'not good for patients'

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:41
"Unloved" GP waiting rooms which are covered in leaflets and tatty magazines can increase patients' anxiety, according to an Edinburgh study.

VIDEO: Wilko Johnson on surviving 'terminal' cancer

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 15:34
Rock legend Wilko Johnson on the chance meeting that led to him being cured of cancer, which he had previously been told was terminal.

Anger over Facebook plus-size ad ban

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 13:06
An Australian feminist group expresses its fury after Facebook rejected an ad it created because of the image it used.

What should we be eating?

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:24
Fat, carbs or protein? What foods make a healthy diet?

VIDEO: Apps which could help with allergies

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:12
From a prototype device which can detect gluten in food to allergy apps, BBC Click's Lara Lewington reports

VIDEO: Why are pharmacies under threat?

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:36
Thousands of local pharmacies in England are at risk of closure because of cuts by the Department of Health, according to a campaign group.

VIDEO: Could eating more fat boost health?

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 09:14
Advice to eat more fat is irresponsible and potentially deadly, Public Health England's chief nutritionist has said.

VIDEO: When antibiotics no longer work

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 06:45
As antibiotics resistance grows around the world, for some people even the strongest drugs no longer work