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VIDEO: How can Ebola survivors get ill again?

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 16:32
BBC News looks at how it is possible for Ebola survivors to contract the virus again.

VIDEO: Liz Hurley on breast cancer campaign

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 11:12
Actor and model Elizabeth Hurley tells the Victoria Derbyshire programmed why she is campaigning for better awareness of what happens to women after a breast cancer diagnosis.

VIDEO: Importance of culture in dementia care

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 18:22
A leading dementia charity says too few services for the elderly take into account the needs of Britain's ageing African Caribbean population.

VIDEO: Heart attack test 'halves A&E visits'

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 17:53
A blood test can more than halve the number of people admitted to A&E with a suspected heart attack, say doctors.

VIDEO: 'We drank during our pregnancies'

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 15:03
A new report advises pregnant women to avoid alcohol completely. Two mothers who drank while expecting give their reaction.

VIDEO: Toddler's head re-attached to spine

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 10:15
A toddler is expected to make a full recovery after a near-fatal car accident caused his head to detach from his spine.

AUDIO: Asians could use Caucasian donor eggs

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:55
Childless British Asian couples could consider using donor eggs from Caucasian women to avoid waiting or missing out on having a baby, says a fertility specialist.

VIDEO: Study praises UK end-of-life care

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 07:22
The UK provides the best care in the world for people nearing the end of their lives, according to a new study.

VIDEO: German donor meets transplant girl

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 17:45
A donor from Germany who was a perfect match for a girl whose life was saved by a bone marrow transplant has come to Warwickshire to meet her.

VIDEO: Nobel Prize rewards parasite research

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 13:09
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been split two ways for groundbreaking work on parasitic diseases.

VIDEO: Rethink urged on prostate drug use

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 17:05
Senior doctors are calling for a rethink over the use of a chemotherapy drug to treat prostate cancer.

VIDEO: Unusual tools to make clean water in Kenya

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 23:02
Drinking dirty water is a reality for many around the world. One company has teamed up with NGOs to trial a unique device that uses salt and a car battery try tackle this

VIDEO: Turning to blogs not doctors for anorexia

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 18:53
The Children's Commissioner for England is concerned that young people with mental health issues are turning to the web for advice.

VIDEO: Suicides among young Iraqis rising

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 14:01
Activists are warning of a rise in suicides among young people in Iraq.

VIDEO: What's it like to be a junior doctor?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:00
Newnsight followed three junior doctors over the course of a week - here are their diaries.

VIDEO: Pupils 'daily mile' scheme improves health

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 10:39
A Stirling primary school has pioneered a scheme to ensure all of its pupils walk or run a mile every day.

VIDEO: Doctors paid to cut hospital referrals

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 08:19
Some doctors are being offered thousands of pounds in bonuses to cut the number of patients being sent to hospital, an investigation has found.

VIDEO: The challenges for a Kenyan paramedic

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 15:59
Lack of an effective national ambulance service in Kenya has seen private firms and organisations take the lead in providing medical emergency services across the country.

VIDEO: 'They told me I had no womb'

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 14:24
A woman who may benefit from womb transplantation in the UK says carrying her own child would be "an absolute gift".

VIDEO: The British nurses who survived Ebola

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 08:00
British aid workers who risked their lives to save victims of the Ebola virus have been honoured for their efforts.