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'No apology' over Ashya King search
Police say they will not apologise for the way they conducted a search for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, who was taken from a UK hospital by his parents against medical advice.... MORE...
POSTED 08/31/2014 at 03:46 PM --

'Urgent' call for obesity taskforce
Doctors' leaders are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity in England.... MORE...
POSTED 08/31/2014 at 03:41 AM --

Sunbed study highlights cancer risk
Sunbed users are still at risk of skin cancer even if they do not burn their skin, according to a new study by Dundee University.... MORE...
POSTED 08/30/2014 at 07:28 PM --

Experts argue for drink price plan
Health professionals say they are stepping up efforts to see alcohol minimum pricing in place in Scotland, with a seminar being held in Brussels.... MORE...
POSTED 08/30/2014 at 07:22 PM --

Test Ebola drug '100% effective'
The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.... MORE...
POSTED 08/29/2014 at 01:00 PM --

Post-natal care lacking, say midwives
A report from the Royal College of Midwives suggests that 40% of women are being discharged from hospital before they are ready after having a baby.... MORE...
POSTED 08/29/2014 at 09:59 AM --

New hospital food rules introduced
Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.... MORE...
POSTED 08/29/2014 at 03:09 AM --

Senegal confirms first Ebola case
Senegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.... MORE...
POSTED 08/29/2014 at 04:28 PM --

Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link'
A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.... MORE...
POSTED 08/28/2014 at 08:15 PM --

Electrical stimulation 'aids memory'
Electromagnetic stimulation of a specific part of the brain may improve the ability to remember certain facts, researchers say.... MORE...
POSTED 08/28/2014 at 08:17 PM --

Ebola travel bans 'should be lifted'
West African health ministers call for travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak to be lifted, following WHO advice.... MORE...
POSTED 08/28/2014 at 07:05 PM --

Ebola region faces UK travel ban
All but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office warns British nationals.... MORE...
POSTED 08/28/2014 at 12:38 PM --

Sniffing faeces 'detects infection'
UK researchers say an "electronic nose" that smells faeces can detect strains of bacteria that can cause deadly infections.... MORE...
POSTED 09/01/2014 at 04:51 AM --

Star Trek X Prize finalists named
Star Trek X Prize finalists named... MORE...
POSTED 08/27/2014 at 09:31 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 --

Denmark's homeless 'swap the streets for the pitch'
How football is helping Denmark's homeless... MORE...
POSTED 08/09/2014 at 08:53 PM --

VIDEO: Are e-cigarettes safe?
Inside Out goes to the lab to investigate what is in e-cigarettes while we unwrap the arguments surrounding them.... MORE...
POSTED 08/31/2014 at 06:31 AM --

VIDEO: Urgent calls to tackle childhood obesity
Children condemned to 'lifetime of ill-health', warn doctors leaders, as calls are made for a government taskforce.... MORE...
POSTED 08/31/2014 at 02:49 AM --

VIDEO: 'Get taxi or lift' urges ambulance trust
Patients are to be encouraged to travel to hospital by taxi or get a lift rather than call for an ambulance if they are assessed as low priority.... MORE...
POSTED 08/27/2014 at 09:11 AM --

VIDEO: Ebola doctor's traumatic experiences
A doctor from Cardiff talks of her "traumatic" experiences helping Ebola victims in the west African state of Liberia.... MORE...
POSTED 08/26/2014 at 03:19 AM --


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