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UK Health News
Children have come into contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola on US soil and are being monitored, the Texas governor says.
US researchers say a simple smell test could help predict how likely someone is to be alive in five years' time.
Ambulance staff and other health workers in the GMB union have voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay.
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.
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
Councils in England and Wales are being overwhelmed with requests to ensure the human rights of vulnerable people are not being abused.
Pilot triage clinics are being funded to help tackle the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, UK officials say.
Government measures to reduce the sale of cheap alcohol have been criticised by health researchers.
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.
David Cameron announces plans to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020.
More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.
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.
More than half of stillbirths in the UK could be prevented if the NHS implemented additional scans, a leading obstetrician tells Panorama.
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.
Midwives will be joining other NHS workers in England in a strike over pay next month.
Many adults in the UK are unaware of the risk factors for heart disease, according to a new poll.
The death toll from the world's worst Ebola outbreak, in West Africa, passes 3,000, the World Health Organization says.
An inquest concludes a patient who died after being discharged from Stafford Hospital with an undiagnosed ruptured spleen could have been saved.
Nearly one in seven antibiotic treatments given out by GPs for common infections over the last two decades in the UK have failed, researchers say.
A Scots girl born without fully-formed fingers is thought to be the first child in the UK to have a prosthetic hand made with 3D printing technology.
An early study in rats suggests the spice turmeric may help boost the brain's ability to repair and regenerate itself.
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The wards full of patients suspended between life and death
A cervical cancer victim has donated thousands of pounds to the hospital that failed to spot her disease.
The United States has confirmed the first case of a patient developing the Ebola virus on US soil.
A 5 live caller describes the "dreadful situation" he faced when his partner decided to stop cancer treatment.
Patients in England will be able to visit their GP seven days a week by 2020, Prime Minister David Cameron promises.
More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.
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.
The NHS has agreed to fund five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King's treatment in the Czech Republic, as Nomia Iqbal reports
The French government has unveiled controversial new measures to cut the number of smokers, including introducing plain cigarette packaging.
Experts on ways to encourage children to look after their teeth
Are longer GP hours answer to improving access to services?
Are male and female brains that different?
How new medical tools change our relationship with doctors
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The onward march of people making a century
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