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UK urges decisive action on Ebola
The UK calls for decisive international action to deal with the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, as it co-hosts a forum with Sierra Leone in London.... MORE...
POSTED 10/02/2014 at 10:23 AM --

Hundreds of GP practices risk closure
Hundreds of GP practices are at risk of closure because of the number of doctors reaching retirement age, GP leaders say.... MORE...
POSTED 10/02/2014 at 11:25 AM --

Ebola nurse tells of virus 'horror'
The British nurse who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone calls for action to stop the "horror and the misery" he witnessed there.... MORE...
POSTED 10/02/2014 at 11:21 AM --

Smell test 'may predict lifespan'
US researchers say a simple smell test could help predict how likely someone is to be alive in five years' time.... MORE...
POSTED 10/01/2014 at 02:48 PM --

Texas children 'monitored for Ebola'
Five children in Texas who came into contact with the Liberian man infected with Ebola are being monitored at home.... MORE...
POSTED 10/01/2014 at 08:24 PM --

Ambulance staff vote for strike
Ambulance staff and other health workers in the GMB union have voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay.... MORE...
POSTED 10/01/2014 at 11:28 AM --

Cancer gene test 'would save lives'
Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers.... MORE...
POSTED 09/30/2014 at 07:04 PM --

Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.... MORE...
POSTED 10/01/2014 at 12:57 PM --

Councils 'swamped' by rights checks
Councils in England and Wales are being overwhelmed with requests to ensure the human rights of vulnerable people are not being abused.... MORE...
POSTED 09/30/2014 at 07:06 PM --

Alcohol floor price under fire
Government measures to reduce the sale of cheap alcohol have been criticised by health researchers.... MORE...
POSTED 09/30/2014 at 07:03 PM --

PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020
David Cameron announces plans to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020.... MORE...
POSTED 09/30/2014 at 12:20 PM --

Children hit by tooth decay at three
More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.... MORE...
POSTED 09/29/2014 at 07:28 PM --

Boy's life-support should end - judge
A boy with irreversible brain damage should be taken off a life-support machine despite the objections of his parents, a High Court judge rules.... MORE...
POSTED 09/30/2014 at 08:32 AM --

Scans 'could halve stillbirth rate'
More than half of stillbirths in the UK could be prevented if the NHS implemented additional scans, a leading obstetrician tells Panorama.... MORE...
POSTED 09/29/2014 at 07:29 PM --

Antibiotic 'link to child obesity'
A large American study suggests young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are more likely than those given fewer drugs to be obese.... MORE...
POSTED 09/30/2014 at 12:02 AM --

Patients' app diagnoses 'not useful'
More patients are going to their GP and telling them what treatment they need based on information from apps and the internet, a survey suggests.... MORE...
POSTED 10/02/2014 at 11:12 AM --

Girl gets 3D-printed prosthetic hand
A Scots girl born without fully-formed fingers is thought to be the first child in the UK to have a prosthetic hand made with 3D printing technology.... MORE...
POSTED 10/01/2014 at 06:53 AM --

Ebola: Why is it this disease we fear?
Why does Ebola cause more concern than other deadly diseases?... MORE...
POSTED 08/08/2014 at 12:05 AM --

Suspended between life and death
The wards full of patients suspended between life and death... MORE...
POSTED 09/13/2014 at 08:00 PM --

VIDEO: Texas children 'monitored for Ebola'
More information has come to light about the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States.... MORE...
POSTED 10/01/2014 at 05:31 PM --


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