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VIDEO: Rapid 'doctor's assistant' expansion

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 19:57
The NHS is to rapidly expand the number of physician associates, who take histories of patients, examine them and make simple diagnoses.

VIDEO: Malnutrition up as food prices rise

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:08
More people are suffering from malnutrition as a result of worsening food poverty, experts have warned.

VIDEO: Malnutrition up as food prices rise

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:53
More people are suffering from malnutrition as a result of worsening food poverty, experts have warned.

VIDEO: Possible Ebola case in Ireland

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:19
A suspected case of Ebola is being assessed in County Donegal, the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) has said

VIDEO: Anastacia talks big and little things

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:30
Singer songwriter Anastacia tells BBC Breakfast about her post mastectomy experience and new album 'Resurrection'

VIDEO: One Briton a fortnight helped to die

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:01
A study in Switzerland says that on average, one British person a fortnight travels to the city of Zurich for help to end their lives.

VIDEO: The debate over competition in the NHS

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:40
Recent large contracts are fuelling the debate over competition for services within the NHS.

VIDEO: Inside Liberia Ebola treatment centre

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:21
Following earlier denials, Liberia has admitted that 17 suspected Ebola patients are "missing" after a health centre in the capital was looted.

VIDEO: Alcohol tax 'should fund rehab'

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 07:36
Taxes on alcohol sold in shops should be increased to pay for rehabilitation services, according to the Centre for Social Justice.

VIDEO: Trapeze lessons 'help beat depression'

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 13:40
Women suffering from depression are being encouraged to attend a trapeze exercise class to help manage their symptoms.

VIDEO: Is it Salmonella or a tummy bug?

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:31
An investigation has begun into an outbreak of Salmonella which has now affected more than 150 people in England. Dr Brian Hope describes the symptoms and how to avoid infection.

VIDEO: 'Mental illness can happen to anyone'

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:16
Sam Bailey spoke to BBC News about his experiences with depression.

VIDEO: Failing GP practices face closure

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:52
Failing GP practices in England could be closed unless they improve under a new Care Quality Commission inspection programme.

AUDIO: 'Most of us know very little about mental illness'

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:37
Adrian Strain talks about his son, Martin, who recently took his own life.

VIDEO: How the UK is guarding against Ebola

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:04
The BBC's Hugh Pym is given exclusive access to Porton Down research centre where scientists are working on detecting and minimising the risk of Ebola appearing in the UK

AUDIO: Face pain 'worse than childbirth'

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:01
The husband of a woman who suffered from Trigeminal Neuralgia - a condition which leaves the sufferer in constant face pain, has been talking about her suicide.

VIDEO: Anorexia: research into DNA link

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 07:01
Scientists in the UK are examining the DNA of people who have had anorexia to try to find out more about the condition.

VIDEO: Ebola vaccines 'are promising'

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:40
US health experts say there are some "promising vaccines" close to being available to treat the Ebola virus.

VIDEO: Boy has ears created from ribs

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:05
A boy who was born without ears has had a pair created from his ribs.

VIDEO: Meet the UK doctors heading to Gaza

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:49
Britain is sending a team of doctors to Gaza, to help people wounded in the violence.