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Northern Ireland's health minister says he will not implement "damaging" financial cuts that would "destroy our health service" and "compromise "patient safety".
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Following earlier denials, Liberia has admitted that 17 suspected Ebola patients are "missing" after a health centre in the capital was looted.
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Taxes on alcohol sold in shops should be increased to pay for rehabilitation services, according to the Centre for Social Justice.
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