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The Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, is a "threat" to the UK, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warns.
Problem drinking in middle age doubles the risk of memory loss in later life, research suggests.
London's abandoned Victorian Temperance Hospital
Life on the Ebola front line
New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits.
Scientists say the world's first malaria vaccine provides children with continuing protection against the disease and may be in use by 2015.
A West African airline halts flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid concern about Ebola as a leading doctor dies of the virus in Sierra Leone.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is ticked off by the statistics watchdog over claims about A&E waiting times in England.
How remote robot cleaners are helping cut hospital infection rates in north Wales.
Liberia suspends all football activities in an effort to control the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus in West Africa reaches 672.
An NHS worker is jailed for four years over a fraud in which £642,000 meant for cancer drugs was stolen from a leading hospital.
A former head of financial accounting at two NHS trusts is jailed for stealing £2.2m of NHS funds to buy 11 properties in Sussex and London.
Some heart patients in Wales will continue to be sent to England for surgery to cut waiting lists.
Bodybuilder Lee believes he is unable to have children because he has been taking steroids for 25 years.
Scientists have identified a part of the brain that may help us predict when things are about to go wrong and could play a part in depression.
NHS privatisation is "being forced through at pace and scale" says shadow health secretary Andy Burnham, as he calls for it to be halted until after the general election.
Poultry processing plants in Llangefni and Scunthorpe alleged to have committed hygiene breaches are rated "good" and "generally satisfactory".
BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme spoke to one woman who had chosen to end her life after being diagnosed with two brain tumours - and to her daughter about what happened next.
Most people with chronic hepatitis C are not getting treatment which could help clear the virus, an official report says.
Most border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading.