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Thousands 'eligible for Ebola drugs'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 18:12
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.

Sepsis: Antibiotics 'not working'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:54
Patients are dying from sepsis because of a lack of effective antibiotics, an expert is warning.

Student in lifesaving heart finding

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:13
An 18-year-old student has made a scientific breakthrough that could help save the lives of black athletes with undiagnosed heart problems.

Liberia troops enforce quarantine

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:04
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.

Hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:54
A leading security expert alleges that hackers made use of the Heartbleed flaw to steal the personal details of 4.5 million healthcare patients.

Heart deaths reach 'tipping point'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54
Parts of Europe are reaching a "tipping point" where cardiovascular disease is no longer the leading cause of death, a study shows.

Photographing a changing body

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:41
Patricia Lay-Dorsey's self portraits have helped her with MS

Children's hospital 'must improve'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 05:06
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 care 'in dark ages'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 02:17
Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.

Life on Ebola front line

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 02:11
A doctor reports from the Ebola front line

'More' private hospital data needed

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 01:50
Private hospitals should release the same data about patient safety incidents as NHS providers, a report says.

Breastfeeding 'cuts depression risk'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 01:17
Breast feeding can halve the risk of post-natal depression, according to a study of nearly 14,000 new mothers.

'Nurse ratio' key to stroke survival

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:00
The number of nurses available at weekends - but not the frequency of doctors' ward rounds - affects stroke survival, according to a recent study.

Liberian Ebola patients 'found'

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:33
Seventeen suspected Ebola patients who went missing in Liberia after a health centre was attacked have been found, a minister tells the BBC.

Brain stimulation 'helps in stroke'

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 02:12
Stimulating the part of the brain which controls movement may help people recover from strokes.

VIDEO: The debate over competition in the NHS

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:40
Recent large contracts are fuelling the debate over competition for services within the NHS.

VIDEO: Inside Liberia Ebola treatment centre

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:21
Following earlier denials, Liberia has admitted that 17 suspected Ebola patients are "missing" after a health centre in the capital was looted.

Pill 'reduces hair-loss' in alopecia

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:05
Scientists say three people with the hair-loss condition alopecia have seen their hair completely re-grow after taking a pill for five months.

How safe is eating meat?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:28
Doctor puts a high-meat diet to the test

Confusion as Ebola patients vanish

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 22:30
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.

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