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AUDIO: Nursing morale at 'heartbreaking' low

2 hours 11 min ago
A nurse claims "heartbreaking" levels of low morale are driving staff out of the profession

VIDEO: Professors on Ebola threat to UK

5 hours 14 min ago
Prof Allyson Pollock and Prof Tom Solomon on the western reaction to Ebola and threat to the UK.

VIDEO: Ebola survivors’ blood 'saving lives'

5 hours 33 min ago
Blood from survivors of the Ebola virus is being used to treat patients suffering from the disease.

AUDIO: Increase in liver disease deaths

7 hours 16 min ago
Public Health England warns of large jump in the number of people dying of liver disease, triggered by an increase in alcohol consumption.

VIDEO: Nigeria's 'hero doctor' who spotted Ebola

16 hours 28 min ago
The WHO is expected to declare Nigeria free from Ebola on Monday with no reported cases of the virus for six weeks due to a rapid and thorough response from healthcare professionals.

VIDEO: Plastic food packaging health fears

17 hours 26 min ago
BBC Inside Out examines whether health fears over plastic food packaging are justified and asks if BPA should be banned in the UK.

VIDEO: 'Do not resuscitate' controversy

17 hours 27 min ago
BBC Inside Out looks at the High Court ruling that doctors must ask patients or their relatives whether they want to be resuscitated.

VIDEO: The quest for an Ebola vaccine

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 11:01
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: 'We will bring social care into NHS'

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 11:00
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: New research into body image fears

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 07:49
New research shows a majority of adults think body confidence issues affect people of all ages

VIDEO: Obama: 'Don't give in to hysteria'

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:34
President Obama has told Americans there must not be hysteria in response to the Ebola outbreak.

VIDEO: 'Dodgy dental equipment' seized

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:53
More than 12,000 pieces of illegal dental equipment have been seized in the UK in the past six months.

AUDIO: Scientist develop new EEG brain scan

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:28
Researchers at Cambridge University say they have found a new way of searching for signs of awareness in the brains of patients in a persistent vegetative state

AUDIO: Mum's job search for disabled child

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:43
Mum on 'burden' of trying to find disabled daughter work

VIDEO: Dialysis in the comfort of your home

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:25
Video conferencing is commonplace in the boardroom but it's now being used to treat patients with kidney failure, in their own homes.

VIDEO: Ebola vaccine 'will come too late'

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:33
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: Malta: The nurse of the Mediterranean

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 14:27
As part of a BBC series looking at stories of World War One beyond the trenches, Dr Kevin Fong explores how Malta earned the name "The Nurse of the Mediterranean".

VIDEO: 'I won't walk 800m to chip shop'

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:07
The BBC's Zoe Conway went to a school in central London find out how far pupils were prepared to walk to buy fast food.

VIDEO: Laxative abuse and the damage it can do

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:29
Increasing numbers of teenagers are using laxatives to lose weight, with some taking dozens a day and seriously risking their health.

VIDEO: How Ebola samples are processed

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:23
Government scientists from Wiltshire are calling for micro-biologists to volunteer in the fight against the growing threat of the deadly Ebola virus.