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UK health worker monitored for Ebola

1 hour 12 min ago
A British healthcare worker is brought back to the UK for Ebola monitoring after suffering a needle-stick injury in Sierra Leone.

VIDEO: Patients 'at risk if training cut'

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 21:54
The British Medical Association (BMA) has criticised plans drawn up by an independent review to shorten the length of medical training for doctors across the UK.

Churches oppose three-person babies

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 18:26
Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.

'Cold plasma' kills off norovirus

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 14:03
Norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the world, can be killed with "cold plasma", scientists report.

Training cuts 'could harm patients'

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 06:57
Proposals to shorten medical training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn.

Stress balls 'cut surgery anxiety'

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 02:46
Watching a DVD or using a stress ball during minor surgery can reduce a patient's anxiety levels, suggests a study from the University of Surrey.

Child obesity rates 'levelling off'

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 00:04
The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three UK children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.

Labour peer backs private role in NHS

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 22:39
Former Labour health minister Lord Darzi tells BBC's Newsnight it is irrelevant whether NHS care is delivered by the private or the public sector.

Students use porn for sex education

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:36
More than half of university students are using pornography to help them find out about sex, a NUS survey has shown.

Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport'

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:21
Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.

How much do we love the NHS?

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:18
The NHS is under pressure, but public satisfaction is at a record high.

Hospitals reject NHS funding cut

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:55
A row has broken out about the system for giving NHS hospitals in England their income.

VIDEO: Questions answered on care insurance

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:41
Janet Morrison, chief executive of the Independent Age, answered viewers' questions on insurance cover for care in old age.

Eight-year-old boy died of scurvy

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:06
An eight-year-old boy from Pembrokeshire died of scurvy, a coroner says.

VIDEO: 'New generation' drug research plan

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:26
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a research programme to develop a new generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.

VIDEO: Measles outbreak blamed on parents

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:44
The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.

Astra Zeneca drive for genetic drugs

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 07:00
Astra Zeneca announces a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.

VIDEO: Care: 'You have to be cold-hearted'

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 06:11
Alex's Adamou's mother Andriani is 61 years old and has dementia.

VIDEO: The search for an Ebola vaccine

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 06:02
Prof James Di Santo explains the work being carried out at the Insitut Pasteur to discover an Ebola vaccine.

'No interest' in care insurance

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 06:00
There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.


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