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NHS complaints rise to 480 every day

28 August 2014 Last updated at 10:38 The number of complaints made about NHS care in England increased to an average of 480 every day, official data shows. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) figures showed a total … Continue reading

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Genetic clues to spread of Ebola

28 August 2014 Last updated at 19:00 By Helen Briggs Health editor, BBC News website Experts at Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone have been monitoring the outbreak Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic … Continue reading

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Ebola region faces UK travel ban

28 August 2014 Last updated at 17:38 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News World Health Organization experts say it will take many months to bring the outbreak under control The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office says all travel to … Continue reading

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VIDEO: What goes into a fake cigarette?

Attempts to cut the amount people smoke are being hit by a black market trade in millions of illegal cigarettes, council bosses have warned. But what goes into these fake cigarettes? The BBC’s Tom Brown spoke to Leicestershire Trading Standards’ … Continue reading

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Ex dental prof loses dismissal claim

28 August 2014 Last updated at 06:22 Prof Lamey brought a case for unfair dismissal against Queen’s University Belfast A former professor of dentistry has lost his case for unfair dismissal brought against Queen’s University. An industrial tribunal in Belfast … Continue reading

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Cancer drugs face NHS price squeeze

27 August 2014 Last updated at 22:01 Article written by Chris Cook Policy editor, BBC Newsnight More from Chris The government is set to threaten to stop buying some expensive cancer drugs if manufacturers do not cut their prices, Newsnight … Continue reading

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VIDEO: ‘Get taxi or lift’ urges ambulance trust

Patients are to be encouraged to travel to hospital by taxi or get a lift rather than be taken by ambulance. The Welsh Ambulance Service’s scheme for patients assessed as being lower priority to find alternative transport has been piloted … Continue reading

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Star Trek X Prize finalists named

27 August 2014 Last updated at 14:31 By Edwin Lane Technology reporter, BBC News The Star Trek tricorder diagnosed any illness at once Ten finalists have been chosen in a $10m (£6m) competition to develop a real-life “tricorder” – the … Continue reading

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Tomatoes linked with fighting cancer

27 August 2014 Last updated at 18:03 By Helen Briggs Health editor, BBC News website Tomatoes are rich in the anti-oxidant lycopene Eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer, research suggests. Men who consume more than 10 portions … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Ebola doctor’s traumatic experiences

A doctor from Cardiff has been talking of her “traumatic” experiences helping Ebola victims in the west African state of Liberia. Dr Nathalie MacDermott came back to Wales at the end of July but has spent three weeks in isolation … Continue reading

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