UK funds Ebola clinics in S Leone

Pilot triage clinics are being funded to help tackle the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, UK officials say.

Posted by on 30 September 2014 | 10:04 pm

First Ebola case diagnosed in the US

A man who travelled from Liberia nearly two weeks ago is the first confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on American soil.

Posted by on 30 September 2014 | 8:03 pm

Councils 'swamped' by rights checks

Councils in England and Wales are being overwhelmed with requests to ensure the human rights of vulnerable people are not being abused.

Posted by on 30 September 2014 | 6:06 pm

Cancer gene test 'would save lives'

Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers.

Posted by on 30 September 2014 | 6:04 pm

Alcohol floor price under fire

Government measures to reduce the sale of cheap alcohol have been criticised by health researchers.

Posted by on 30 September 2014 | 6:03 pm

VIDEO: Children hit by tooth decay at three

More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.

Posted by on 30 September 2014 | 2:08 pm

VIDEO: PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020

Patients in England will be able to visit their GP seven days a week by 2020, Prime Minister David Cameron promises.

Posted by on 30 September 2014 | 2:05 pm

Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned'

At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says.

Posted by on 30 September 2014 | 1:44 pm

PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020

David Cameron announces plans to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020.

Posted by on 30 September 2014 | 11:20 am

Boy's life-support should end - judge

A boy with irreversible brain damage should be taken off a life-support machine despite the objections of his parents, a High Court judge rules.

Posted by on 30 September 2014 | 7:32 am

Tooth decay in toddlers - top tips

Experts on ways to encourage children to look after their teeth

Posted by on 30 September 2014 | 6:20 am

The battle over GP opening

Are longer GP hours answer to improving access to services?

Posted by on 30 September 2014 | 5:45 am

Antibiotic 'link to child obesity'

A large American study suggests young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are more likely than those given fewer drugs to be obese.

Posted by on 29 September 2014 | 11:02 pm

Scans 'could halve stillbirth rate'

More than half of stillbirths in the UK could be prevented if the NHS implemented additional scans, a leading obstetrician tells Panorama.

Posted by on 29 September 2014 | 6:29 pm

Children hit by tooth decay at three

More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.

Posted by on 29 September 2014 | 6:28 pm

Midwives vote for strike action

Midwives will be joining other NHS workers in England in a strike over pay next month.

Posted by on 29 September 2014 | 11:11 am

AUDIO: Partner stopping chemo was 'dreadful'

A 5 live caller describes the "dreadful situation" he faced when his partner decided to stop cancer treatment.

Posted by on 29 September 2014 | 6:13 am

Is your brain male or female?

Are male and female brains that different?

Posted by on 28 September 2014 | 8:02 pm

Heart disease warnings 'missed'

Many adults in the UK are unaware of the risk factors for heart disease, according to a new poll.

Posted by on 28 September 2014 | 6:00 pm

An electronic revolution in the doctor's bag

How new medical tools change our relationship with doctors

Posted by on 27 September 2014 | 7:32 pm

VIDEO: Dementia friendly design

Well designed surroundings can make a big difference to the lives of people with dementia, so one school teaches simple techniques to make homes dementia friendly.

Posted by on 27 September 2014 | 2:42 am

How keep-fit gyms gripped Victorians

Exercising in coat tails and corsets

Posted by on 26 September 2014 | 7:10 pm

W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000'

The death toll from the world's worst Ebola outbreak, in West Africa, passes 3,000, the World Health Organization says.

Posted by on 26 September 2014 | 4:42 pm

VIDEO: NHS to pay for Ashya King's treatment

The NHS has agreed to fund five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King's treatment in the Czech Republic, as Nomia Iqbal reports

Posted by on 26 September 2014 | 3:05 pm

Spleen rupture death 'preventable'

An inquest concludes a patient who died after being discharged from Stafford Hospital with an undiagnosed ruptured spleen could have been saved.

Posted by on 26 September 2014 | 10:53 am