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UK Health News
The NHS in England has run up a deficit of nearly £500m in the first few months of the financial year, official figures show.
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.
Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.
Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say.
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.
NHS workers in England have voted in favour of striking over pay.
A doctor who told a patient threatening to kill herself to "go and jolly well do it now" is suspended for three months.
The grieving family of a woman who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances outside a hospital says the system let her down.
A new drug to treat skin cancer should be made available on the NHS, a health body has recommended.
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.
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.
A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus has begun in Oxford.
Girths are continuing to expand in the US, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests.
The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.
Planning permission is granted for a £32m mental health facility in Belfast.
US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.
Early research suggests wild berries could play a role in boosting chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.
After health experts issue a warning about the infection risk of sharing rugby baths, we look at five health risks from over-sharing in the changing room and bathroom.
Why does Ebola cause more concern than other deadly diseases?
Are the stakes high enough to unleash unproven drugs on Ebola patients?
BBC Inside Out has met the patients who have been given a new lease of life as a result of eye donations and has gone inside Moorfields Hospital’s 'eye bank' in London.
A former director of prosecutions has said victims of disability hate crime are being failed by the police and the courts.
Asian children with asthma are five times more likely to end up with serious health problems than white children according to new research.
The scientist who helped develop the CT scanner has been celebrated by the University of Nottingham 10 years after his death.
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.
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.
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.
As new research shows most young people do not plan to smoke e-cigarettes, experts are divided over the safety of "vaping".
How Haitians overcame the 'yuk' factor
How Ebola has prevented the traditional Liberian handshake
What are the hopes for a vaccine against Ebola?
Why I'm risking my life to help people with Ebola
Is it time for a mental health waiting time target?
What actions are needed to bring the outbreak under control?
Why are more children in Africa living beyond five?
Plight of Moldova's orphanage children
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