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Ambulance targets plan revealed
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.... MORE...
POSTED 12/21/2014 at 03:35 AM --

First UK reservists join Ebola fight
The first British army reservists along with 100 regular soldiers head to Sierra Leone to help the battle against Ebola in the West African state.... MORE...
POSTED 12/20/2014 at 01:17 PM --

Asthma inhalers 'not used properly'
Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.... MORE...
POSTED 12/19/2014 at 07:00 PM --

A&E has 'worst week' in England
Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show.... MORE...
POSTED 12/19/2014 at 06:32 AM --

Stem cell scandal scientist resigns
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.... MORE...
POSTED 12/19/2014 at 07:27 AM --

EU approves first stem cell therapy
A stem cell therapy has been approved for widespread medical use in the EU for the first time.... MORE...
POSTED 12/19/2014 at 08:48 AM --

Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor
One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.... MORE...
POSTED 12/19/2014 at 12:51 PM --

NHS staff to strike in new year
There will be a fresh wave of strikes across the NHS in England in new year, it has been announced.... MORE...
POSTED 12/19/2014 at 06:31 AM --

'Support vulnerable doctors' call
Up to 28 doctors took their own lives between 2005 and 2013 while being investigated by the General Medical Council, an independent review of cases has found.... MORE...
POSTED 12/18/2014 at 08:43 PM --

Painkillers 'cut skin cancer risk'
Regularly taking painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen may help protect against some forms of skin cancer, research suggests.... MORE...
POSTED 12/18/2014 at 08:57 PM --

Brain's 'internal compass' found
The precise part of the brain that gives people a sense of direction has been pinpointed by scientists.... MORE...
POSTED 12/18/2014 at 08:46 PM --

Autism link to air pollution raised
A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.... MORE...
POSTED 12/18/2014 at 04:26 AM --

Obesity 'could be a disability' - EU
Obesity can constitute a disability if the health effects have an impact on people's working lives, the European Court of Justice rules.... MORE...
POSTED 12/18/2014 at 08:26 AM --

Superbug found in Rio Olympic waters
Researchers in Brazil discover "super-bacteria" in the sea waters where sailing and windsurfing events will be held during the 2016 Olympics.... MORE...
POSTED 12/15/2014 at 09:21 PM --

Cardiff surgeons' musical medicine
Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees or Another One Bites the Dust by Queen? A study by Cardiff surgeons looks at the songs which could work best in the operating theatre.... MORE...
POSTED 12/12/2014 at 03:45 AM --

Huddles 'help children's hospital care'
Small measures that could boost children's care... MORE...
POSTED 11/27/2014 at 09:18 PM --

Why 361 needles are better than one
Why 361 needles are better than one... MORE...
POSTED 12/05/2014 at 08:15 PM --

VIDEO: Fixing bones with a household drill
A Canadian team has come up with an ingenious solution for using an ordinary power drill safely in surgery - wrapping it in a sterile bag... MORE...
POSTED 12/20/2014 at 09:09 PM --

VIDEO: Girl hears Christmas for first time
It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.... MORE...
POSTED 12/19/2014 at 02:29 AM --

VIDEO: Is this the future of bionics?
How motion capture technology is being used to create better prosthetics... MORE...
POSTED 12/19/2014 at 04:24 AM --


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