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Untested drugs bill a step closer
A new law that would allow terminally-ill patients in England and Wales to be given untested medicines moves a step closer after receiving government backing.
Concern over new mums' mental health
Society is paying a "shocking" price for poor mental health care for pregnant women and new mothers in the UK, a report says.
Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa
William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital.
Sport plan to aid mental health
A Â£2m programme using sport to help people suffering from mental health problems is announced by Sport England and Mind.
Pharmacies 'could save NHS Â£1bn'
Treating common ailments like coughs and colds at community pharmacies could save the NHS over Â£1bn a year, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society claims.
Gamblers' brains 'no endorphin rush'
The feeling of euphoria, or high, created by addictive behaviour is less obvious in the brains of problem gamblers, research suggests.
All nations 'have a stake' in Ebola
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says all nations have a stake in the fight against Ebola, which "respects no borders".
Labour pledges cancer test wait cut
By 2020 no-one in England will have to wait more than a week for cancer tests and results, Labour pledges.
Huge fake dental equipment haul
Thousands of pieces of counterfeit or sub-standard dental equipment imported from China have been seized by regulators.
Sugary drinks warning posters 'work'
Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off the sugar in fizzy drinks could be a useful tool in the fight against obesity, research suggests.
Ebola screening for more UK airports
Ebola screening is to be extended Manchester and Birmingham airports, as a British ship carrying medical teams departs for Sierra Leone.
Doctors 'stop seven-day service talks'
A spat between doctors and NHS officials about seven-day working has led to the stalling of longstanding negotiations.
Woman finds three-inch leech in nose
A backpacker finds a leech which had been living in her nose for a month after returning from a trip to South East Asia.
'Instagram for doctors' takes off
A photo-sharing app enabling healthcare professionals to view patients' photos is to be launched across western Europe.
Ebola: Why is it this disease we fear?
Why does Ebola cause more concern than other deadly diseases?
Suspended between life and death
The wards full of patients suspended between life and death
VIDEO: The quest for an Ebola vaccine
Authorities in West Africa are struggling to deal with the Ebola outbreak which has already claimed thousands of lives in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
VIDEO: New research into body image fears
New research shows a majority of adults think body confidence issues affect people of all ages
VIDEO: 'We will bring social care into NHS'
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham MP talked to the BBC's Andrew Marr about the NHS, Labour's cancer care pledges and the role of the private sector in the NHS.
VIDEO: Obama: 'Don't give in to hysteria'
President Obama has told Americans there must not be hysteria in response to the Ebola outbreak.
VIDEO: 'Dodgy dental equipment' seized
More than 12,000 pieces of illegal dental equipment have been seized in the UK in the past six months.
VIDEO: Ebola vaccine 'will come too late'
UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline says its Ebola vaccine will not be ready until late 2015 and is "going to come too late" for this epidemic.
VIDEO: Dialysis in the comfort of your home
Video conferencing is commonplace in the boardroom but it's now being used to treat patients with kidney failure, in their own homes.
AUDIO: Mum's job search for disabled child
Mum on 'burden' of trying to find disabled daughter work
My Sleeping Beauty syndrome nightmare
Why 'Sleeping Beauty' illness is a such a nightmare
Is bushmeat behind Ebola outbreak?
What role does wild animal meat play in the Ebola outbreak?
Dementia: Why putting my parents in a home will haunt me forever
Fiona Phillips on being haunted by putting her parents in a home
Where does UKIP stand on health?
We know about Europe, but where does the party stand on health?
Ebola: How many people have died?
Why we don't know how many people Ebola has killed
Ebola treatments - how far off?
How soon could there be an off-the-shelf treatment and vaccine?
Why in a single year did life expectancy in the US drop by 12 years?
Why did life expectancy in the US drop by 12 years after WW1
How do we give dignity to the dying?
Whatever happened to the traditional 'deathbed'?
Activity guidelines "being ignored"
Why too few of us are doing enough exercise
Does social media impact on body image?
How social media affects the way we see ourselves
Ebola basics: What you need to know
What is Ebola and how is the disease spread?
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