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Ebola victim heads to US hospital

1 August 2014 Last updated at 04:36 Schools in Liberia are closed, under presidential orders A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to receive a US aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. The unnamed patient will … Continue reading

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Summit to launch urgent Ebola plan

1 August 2014 Last updated at 10:13 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The response plan could prevent future Ebola outbreaks, says Professor Tom Solomon from the Institute of Infection and Global Health The head of the … Continue reading

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DNA project ‘to make UK world leader’

1 August 2014 Last updated at 07:04 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Just one human genome contains more than three billion base pairs – the building blocks of DNA A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking … Continue reading

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One-in-10 Welsh children is obese

31 July 2014 Last updated at 08:25 Nathan Hewitt was a 23st teenager in Merthyr and is now coaching on weight loss More than a quarter of Wales’ four and five-year-olds are overweight – with more than one in 10 … Continue reading

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S Leone declares Ebola emergency

31 July 2014 Last updated at 14:39 President Ernest Bai Koroma has cancelled his forthcoming trip to Washington because of Ebola Sierra Leone’s president has declared a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak. Ernest Bai Koroma said … Continue reading

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Minister wants end to animal testing

31 July 2014 Last updated at 15:49 By Brian Wheeler Political reporter The minister in charge of regulating animal experiments in the UK has said he wants to see an end to all testing. Lib Dem MP Norman Baker – … Continue reading

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‘E-cigs less harm than cigarettes’

31 July 2014 Last updated at 00:34 Researchers say national policies need to be made once all evidence is reviewed E-cigarettes are likely to be much less harmful than conventional cigarettes, an analysis of current scientific research suggests. Scientists argue … Continue reading

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Drug-resistant malaria ‘widespread’

30 July 2014 Last updated at 22:28 By Helen Briggs Health editor, BBC News website Malaria-infected red blood cells Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in South East Asia, and has now reached the Cambodia-Thailand border, according to a study. “Radical action” … Continue reading

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‘Tape measure test’ call on diabetes

31 July 2014 Last updated at 00:32 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website People are being urged to whip out the tape measure to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Public Health England said there was … Continue reading

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Hunt warned over A&E wait statistics

29 July 2014 Last updated at 17:20 Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been warned by the UK’s statistics watchdog over claims he made about accident and emergency waiting times in England. Sir Andrew Dilnot said Mr Hunt was wrong to … Continue reading

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