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Hunt ticked off over A&E wait stats
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is ticked off by the statistics watchdog over claims about A&E waiting times in England.
Liberia bans football over Ebola
Liberia suspends all football activities in an effort to control the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus in West Africa reaches 672.
'Brain hub predicts negative events'
Scientists have identified a part of the brain that may help us predict when things are about to go wrong and could play a part in depression.
Pause NHS privatisation - Labour
NHS privatisation is "being forced through at pace and scale", and should be halted until the general election, says Labour's shadow health secretary.
NHS boss jailed for Â£2.2m fraud
A former head of financial accounting at two NHS trusts is jailed for stealing Â£2.2m of NHS funds to buy 11 properties in Sussex and London.
Jail for cancer hospital fraudster
An NHS worker is jailed for four years over a fraud in which Â£642,000 meant for cancer drugs was stolen from a leading hospital.
Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola
Most border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading.
Cross-border heart ops to continue
Some heart patients in Wales will continue to be sent to England for surgery to cut waiting lists.
Chicken factories given all-clear
Poultry processing plants in Llangefni and Scunthorpe alleged to have committed hygiene breaches are rated "good" and "generally satisfactory".
'Poor care for hepatitis C virus'
Most people with chronic hepatitis C are not getting treatment which could help clear the virus, an official report says.
Six seconds 'can transform health'
Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers.
'Nerve centre for appetite control'
Scientists have found a key cluster of nerve cells that can stop food consumption, according to research in mice.
Blood donors 'pass on hepatitis E'
Around 1,200 people each year are infected with hepatitis E through donated blood in England, a large study shows.
Cancer blood test moves step closer
A British team of researchers has developed what might be a simple blood test for cancer, scientists from the University of Bradford say.
Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies
A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials tell the BBC.
'New virus' discovered in human gut
Scientists say they have stumbled upon a common virus that has never been described before.
One-shot cancer therapy gets NHS nod
A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.
Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes'
Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have shown that more bacteria are transferred by shaking hands, than by fist-bumping or high-fiving.
Fly in ear time-wasting call to 999
A man with a fly in his ear and a woman questioning if a green potato was poisonous were among thousands of non-urgent 999 calls made to the Welsh Ambulance Service last year.
Admitting fewer patients 'won't cut costs'
The risks of a plan to admit fewer patients
'Most dangerous day of their life'
The first is the most dangerous of life
VIDEO: 'Dalek' cleaner cutting infection
How remote robot cleaners are helping cut hospital infection rates in north Wales.
AUDIO: 'Steroids made my sperm count zero'
Bodybuilder Lee believes he is unable to have children because he has been taking steroids for 25 years.
AUDIO: 'Heroin was a way to not face reality'
Former heroin addict Lisa Bryer tells Today programme presenter John Humphrys about her experiences with drugs and her recovery process.
VIDEO: Yoga all at sea
SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.
AUDIO: 'On Saturday, I shall die'
BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme spoke to one woman who had chosen to end her life after being diagnosed with two brain tumours - and to her daughter about what happened next.
VIDEO: Water ATMs bring clean water to Delhi
The authorities is Delhi are piloting water dispensing machines to bring clean water to residents.
AUDIO: Shift work 'increases diabetes risk'
IOSH's Jane White and London Business School's Lynda Gratton discuss new research suggesting Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts.
VIDEO: Clue to antibiotic resistance spread
Scientists trying to understand the rise of antibiotic resistance believe pilgrimages could provide clues to the mechanisms behind its spread.
The secret to transforming a failing hospital
How a failing hospital transformed itself
Sun 'can harm sight as well as skin'
How the sun can damage sight as well as skin
Perils of the English countryside
The risks you may face while taking a walk
Preventing injury and illness in athletes
Preventing injury and illness in athletes
Could bulk-buying save NHS pounds?
Can it really save the NHS millions?
CAR: Fighting spreads like infection
Trying to save CAR, where fighting spreads like an infection
Autism school's legacy lives on
The man who set up a free school in the 80s
'How I survived teen domestic abuse'
Beauty queen on being abused as a teenager
In pictures: One man's HIV campaign
One man's HIV campaign in Indonesia's Bandung prison
Caring for Kenya's HIV orphans
Finding the right drugs to care for Kenya's HIV orphans
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