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Around 30,000 people could have been eligible for drugs in the current Ebola outbreak - if they had been available, a report in Nature suggests.
Patients are dying from sepsis because of a lack of effective antibiotics, an expert is warning.
An 18-year-old student has made a scientific breakthrough that could help save the lives of black athletes with undiagnosed heart problems.
Security forces in Liberia's capital deploy to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in Monrovia in order to contain the spread of Ebola.
A leading security expert alleges that hackers made use of the Heartbleed flaw to steal the personal details of 4.5 million healthcare patients.
Parts of Europe are reaching a "tipping point" where cardiovascular disease is no longer the leading cause of death, a study shows.
Patricia Lay-Dorsey's self portraits have helped her with MS
Alder Hey Children's Hospital "requires improvement" in critical care and outpatient services, but some areas are rated outstanding or good by health inspectors.
Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.
A doctor reports from the Ebola front line
Private hospitals should release the same data about patient safety incidents as NHS providers, a report says.
Breast feeding can halve the risk of post-natal depression, according to a study of nearly 14,000 new mothers.
The number of nurses available at weekends - but not the frequency of doctors' ward rounds - affects stroke survival, according to a recent study.
Seventeen suspected Ebola patients who went missing in Liberia after a health centre was attacked have been found, a minister tells the BBC.
Stimulating the part of the brain which controls movement may help people recover from strokes.
Recent large contracts are fuelling the debate over competition for services within the NHS.
Following earlier denials, Liberia has admitted that 17 suspected Ebola patients are "missing" after a health centre in the capital was looted.
Scientists say three people with the hair-loss condition alopecia have seen their hair completely re-grow after taking a pill for five months.
Doctor puts a high-meat diet to the test
There are conflicting reports over the fate of 17 suspected Ebola patients who disappeared after a quarantine centre in the Liberian capital Monrovia was looted.