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A surgeon from Sierra Leone who was being treated for Ebola in the US has died, a Nebraska hospital announces.
UKIP's Tim Aker and Labour's Vernon Coaker debate policies after the challenges between their party leaders.
A World Health Organization report reveals drowning is one of the top 10 killers of children across the world.
Bird flu has been confirmed at a farm in England. What risk, if any, does this pose to people?
Dr Javid Abdelmoneim wore special goggle cameras to record his time at an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone - here he carefully removes his protective equipment.
The British doctor on the front line
The number of women over the age of 60 being treated for alcoholism is on the rise, figures from Public Health England show.
Professor Adrian Hill and trial volunteer Ruth Atkins discuss the progress of an experimental Ebola vaccine.
Scotland could become the first country in the UK to legally oblige hospitals to serve nutritional meals to patients.
Almost 200,000 elderly people have gone home from hospital without enough support, according to research from the Royal Voluntary Service.
A Mediterranean diet may be a better way of tackling obesity than calorie counting, leading doctors have said.
Officials confirm a case of bird flu at a duck farm in East Yorkshire, but say the risk to public health is very low.
A small study by Dutch scientists suggests a single 10-second kiss can transfer as many as 80 million bacteria.
Pre term birth biggest global killer
The European Commission is to discuss urgent protective measures after a highly contagious strain of bird flu was discovered in the Netherlands.
A Mediterranean diet is a better way of tackling obesity than calorie counting, leading doctors say.
Too many patients in England are struggling to book appointments with GPs, according to the health watchdog.
Former prime minister Sir John Major said the UK would not have a national health service without EU migrants.
There is a 'silent epidemic of hunger' in the UK, according to a leading children's charity.
Patients in England are struggling to book GP appointments, according to a report by the Care Quality Commission.