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AUDIO: Ebola improvement 'hard to judge'

2 hours 45 min ago
The man in charge of leading Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola has told the BBC that things are improving.

VIDEO: Stafford health trust services end

5 hours 3 min ago
Services at the scandal-hit Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust are transferred to alternative health trusts.

VIDEO: Was there a cover-up over Primodos?

5 hours 5 min ago
The BBC's Katie Collins reports on a possible cover-up relating to the use of the hormonal pregnancy test, Primodos.

VIDEO: 'I blogged my way to mental health'

5 hours 6 min ago
People with mental health illnesses are being asked to blog about their condition to help themselves and others.

VIDEO: Ebola carers 'face discrimination'

8 hours 30 min ago
An increasing number of health workers worry that they may face discrimination when they return home.

VIDEO: Drinkers try the BBC booze calculator

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:39
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

VIDEO: Wine vs doughnut: The hidden calories in booze

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:57
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

VIDEO: The makeshift 'protection' for Ebola

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:32
The BBC's Anne Soy reports from Ghana, where health care workers in one hospital serving Liberian refugees have had to use rain coats instead of proper protective gear against Ebola.

VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:10
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.

VIDEO: Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:53
Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.

VIDEO: Tough laws 'do not stop drug use'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:41
A Home Office report examining drug policies across the world suggests there is no link between tough penalties and the level of use.

VIDEO: UK national sperm bank starts work

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:34
A UK national sperm bank - charged with reversing a growing shortage of donor sperm - has started work in Birmingham.

AUDIO: 'We want sperm donors to be proud'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:06
The first national sperm bank is being launched to meet increasing demand; the new service has been awarded £77,000.

VIDEO: No hugs for Ebola volunteers

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 09:32
The United Nations is appealing for thousands of healthcare workers to volunteer to help in the countries worst affected by Ebola.

VIDEO: 'Drug abuse should be a health issue'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:12
The Liberal Democrat minister responsible for tackling drug use, Norman Baker, says the government should look at drug abuse as a health issue.

VIDEO: 'My son died after taking legal high'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 08:00
Mother Karen Audino says she wants tighter restriction on so-called legal highs after her son Jimmy Guichard died.

AUDIO: Carer: Low pay leads to poor care

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:18
A care worker explains how she was paid and how travelling time was not part of her pay.

VIDEO: How to spot the signs of a stroke?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:45
Elaine Roberts from the Stroke Association tells the BBC how to spot the signs of a stroke.

VIDEO: Women not aware of stroke risk

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:47
Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women in the UK.

VIDEO: Samaritans app 'could have helped me'

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:34
Emma suffered from undiagnosed depression as a teenager. She told the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones how the new app from Samaritans might have helped her.