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Sickness advice leaflet to be pulled

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 13:03
A controversial leaflet advising parents when to keep sick children home from school across south Wales is to be withdrawn.

Seasonal Affective Disorder and the difference from winter blues

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:52
What's the difference between SAD and ordinary winter blues?

AUDIO: HIV virus 'becoming less dangerous'

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 09:51
A new study suggests HIV is becoming less infectious and deadly as it evolves, but virologist Prof David Dausey says caution has to be observed.

VIDEO: Tackling HIV in Myanmar

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 09:29
As access to Myanmar increases, is the country left more vulnerable to diseases such as HIV/Aids? Nick Wood reports.

Health boards spend £82m on locums

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:56
The NHS in Scotland spent a record £82m on locum doctors last year, an increase of £18m on the previous year, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.

NHS leukaemia drug watchdog 'U-turn'

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 07:27
A U-turn by health watchdogs means leukaemia patients will get NHS access to a new cancer drug trialled in Cardiff.

Funding pledge on eating disorders

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 06:06
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is set to announce an extra £150m of funding to help children with eating disorders.

More economic woe for Ebola nations

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 05:09
The World Bank cuts its 2014 GDP growth projections for the three nations worst hit by Ebola, saying their economies continue to be crippled.

Mother challenges NHS ombudsman

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 01:16
The mother of a young woman who died in hospital challenges the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman in the High Court.

Controversial DNA test comes to UK

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:14
A personal DNA test that has sparked controversy in the US has been approved for use in the UK by regulators.

HIV evolving 'into milder form'

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 21:41
HIV is evolving to become less deadly and less infectious as it spends more time infecting people, according to a major scientific study.

HIV: Why is virus so 'successful'?

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 21:40
Why is virus so 'successful'?

Home care services 'close to crisis'

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 17:41
The home care system in England is close to crisis because of the way workers are exploited, a report says.

VIDEO: A week in the life of a care worker

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 17:18
Rochelle Monte, a care worker in the north-east of England, shares what a week in her role is like and the pressure on her time to give quality care to her clients.

Scientists make enzymes from scratch

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:17
Experts say they have achieved a scientific milestone - creating enzymes out of artificial genetic material that they made in their lab.

Ebola crisis: WHO upbeat on targets

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:08
The World Health Organization says the goals it set itself for treatment and safe burials in West Africa's Ebola outbreak have largely been met.

Paedophile doctor jailed for 22 years

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 12:36
A paedophile doctor who abused young cancer patients at Addenbrooke's Hospital is jailed for 22 years.

Huge risk of Ebola spread, warns UN

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:24
The UN's Ebola mission chief in West Africa tells the BBC that there is still a "huge risk" that the deadly virus could spread to other countries.

Extra £65m to be given to Wales

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 09:19
Around £65m to £78m in extra funding will be given to Wales from the UK government's budgets.

C. diff rates rise at two hospitals

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:37
Action is taken after a rise in cases of superbug Clostridium difficile (C. diff) at hospitals in north Wales over the past two months.


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