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How should we pay for innovative drugs?
Patients are to be given the option to refer themselves for cancer tests, as part of an NHS England bid to diagnose an extra 10% of people early.
An independent cancer task force is being set up in England, to try to diagnose the disease earlier.
The health consequences of child marriage can be devastating, but it is a common practice across the developing world. A recent court case in Ivory Coast aims to tackle this issue.
How the chemo bus brings treatment to the doorstep
GPs have offered weekend appointments across an area of West Sussex to alleviate the pressure on hospital A&E departments.
Frequent trips to hospital for cancer treatment can be inconvenient and exhausting, but Dr Ayan Panja visits a specially designed bus that brings chemotherapy to patients' doorsteps.
NHS England has announced plans to diagnose an extra 10% of patients with cancer early, in a bid to save more lives.
Air pollution in Scotland's towns and cities is creating a public health crisis, according to environmental campaigners.
Dr Umar Ahmed is a 29-year-old NHS medic who worked at a hospital in east London before deciding to come to Freetown to help in the outbreak.
Save The Children says it is confident about the safety procedures at its Ebola treatment centre at Kerry Town in Sierra Leone where a British nurse Pauline Cafferkey caught the disease.
The BBC's Hugh Pym looks back at a testing week for the NHS
Chris Mason's tongue-in-cheek take on politicians and the NHS
The NHS is "soaking up ever more pressure" says the president of the College of Emergency Medicine.
Two promising Ebola vaccines are to be tried on the frontline of the epidemic in West Africa, the World Health Organization has announced.
Waiting times in A&E units in England have got even worse in the New Year, figures show.
The company which became the first private firm to manage an NHS hospital says it is looking to "withdraw from its current contract".
An elastic implant that moves with the spinal cord can restore the ability to walk in paralysed rats, say scientists.
Waiting times in Accident and Emergency departments in England over the Christmas period are the worst in a decade.
How milking the venom from deadly snakes could save lives.