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VIDEO: Legacy of CT scanner scientist

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:06
The scientist who helped develop the CT scanner has been celebrated by the University of Nottingham 10 years after his death.

Ebola health team killed in Guinea

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:58
Nine members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say.

VIDEO: Ebola warning 'a wake-up call'

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:35
US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power tells the BBC's Nick Bryant that she hopes a warning about the threat posed by Ebola by the UN Security Council, will be a wake-up call.

Cancer test 'Jolie effect' found

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:12
Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists.

Health services finances 'worsening'

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:04
Supposedly-elite NHS foundation trusts in England are running up an overall deficit for the first time, the regulator is expected to say later.

VIDEO: Ambulance death woman 'let down'

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 21:23
The grieving family of a woman in her 70s who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, says the system let her down.

The sugar company that is fighting back

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:15
Is sugar being demonised?

'Kill yourself' doctor suspended

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:13
A doctor who told a patient threatening to kill herself to "go and jolly well do it now" is suspended for three months.

NHS staff vote for strike action

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:08
NHS workers in England have voted in favour of striking over pay.

Obesity the new smoking - NHS boss

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:46
Obesity is the new smoking in terms of the impact on health and the cost to the NHS, the head of the NHS in England says.

Woman's ambulance queue death review

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:34
An investigation is being carried out after a woman died in an ambulance while waiting in a queue of around 15 emergency vehicles outside a hospital.

Family criticise trust over death

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 06:21
The mother of a 21-year-old County Armagh man criticises the Southern Health trust for "failing her son" after he died weeks after a routine ear operation.

Berries in cancer therapy trial

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 01:18
Early research suggests wild berries could play a role in boosting chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

Green light for new skin cancer drug

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 01:14
A new drug to treat skin cancer should be made available on the NHS, a health body has recommended.

British Ebola nurse travels to US

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 01:05
A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.

VIDEO: Ebola: The scale of the challenge

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:08
The fight against the deadly Ebola virus is shaping up to be one of the greatest challenges modern medicine has faced in many years. The BBC takes a look at the scale of the challenge.

VIDEO: 'I volunteered for trial Ebola vaccine'

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:16
The first healthy UK volunteer has received a candidate Ebola vaccine in Oxford on Wednesday in a safety trial carried out by the University of Oxford.

Ebola trial volunteer immunised

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:00
A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus has begun in Oxford.

Go-ahead for £32m mental health unit

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:23
Planning permission is granted for a £32m mental health facility in Belfast.

Ebola: The hunt for a vaccine

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:21
What are the hopes for a vaccine against Ebola?

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