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Technology helps visually impaired navigate the Tube

40 min 9 sec ago
The technology helping the visually impaired travel on the Tube

Prisons face smoking ban prosecution

1 hour 47 min ago
Prison guards and inmates could face prosecution for flouting smoking ban laws in communal prison areas after a High Court ruling.

Liberia 'Ebola-free' for one week

6 hours 36 min ago
Liberia goes a week without any new cases of Ebola - the first time such a milestone has been reached since May 2014, the WHO says.

VIDEO: Meningitis: 'No one should go through this pain'

7 hours 54 min ago
The parents of a girl who lost part of her limbs after catching Meningitis B are supporting a campaign to speed up introduction of a vaccine against the disease.

Hospital crisis hit 900 operations

13 hours 19 min ago
More than 900 patients in the West of England had surgery cancelled for non-medical reasons in the first two weeks of the year, figures show.

Billions 'have untreated tooth decay'

17 hours 48 min ago
Billions of people have untreated tooth decay across the globe, an international study has found.

Plumbers 'should report cold homes'

17 hours 49 min ago
Plumbers and heating engineers should join with GPs and care staff in tackling problems caused by cold homes, health experts say.

Autism appears 'largely genetic'

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 16:54
Autism is caused by genetic make-up in 74-98% of cases, a Medical Research Council study of 516 twins indicates.

VIDEO: 'Cancer target missed for 20,000 people'

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 14:09
An MP who lost his father, mother and sister to cancer questions the prime minister about cancer referral targets.

VIDEO: Fears for future of Ebola orphanage

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 13:46
There is growing concern about the future of an orphanage run by a British charity in Sierra Leone, after one member of staff died last week from Ebola.

Is another NHS scandal brewing?

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:52
Can we be sure another scandal isn't brewing?

VIDEO: 'I am against modern cult of fattism'

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:20
Journalist James Delingpole on who should pay for the health care of people who are overweight.

The number of old people in the UK killing themselves has fallen. Why?

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:29
The number of old people killing themselves has fallen. Why?

Clegg in drug law election pledge

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:13
The Lib Dem election manifesto will include a pledge to hand drugs policy from the Home Office to the Department of Health, Nick Clegg is to say.

Adults get flu 'every five years'

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:42
Adults catch real flu about once every five years, while children get it every other year, scientists calculate, based on a field study in China.

Care workers 'being short changed'

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:42
Just one in seven councils in the UK is paying a "fair" price for home care for the elderly, according to a survey.

VIDEO: The man who changed parenting

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:00
In 1946, Dr Benjamin Spock published his parenting guide 'Baby and Childcare'

Tablet video game combats lazy eye

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 20:54
Video games firm Ubisoft is working on a title that it believes can treat lazy eye, a condition that can result in reduced vision.

VIDEO: How much coffee is good for you?

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 17:45
BBC News asks whether coffee really is healthy after a study appeared to show that moderate consumption may help people avoid heart disease.

Unison votes to accept NHS pay deal

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 17:21
NHS staff have voted to accept a government pay offer, Unison has announced.


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