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VIDEO: Ashya King ‘has really come along’

Ashya King’s father has told reporters his son “has really come along” while under going proton beam therapy in Prague. Brett King said the five-year-old, who has now received his final dose of the therapy, was still not able to … Continue reading

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AUDIO: Ebola health worker’s audio diary fears

Hundreds of NHS staff have now volunteered to travel to west Africa and help those affected by Ebola, but little is really understood of the reality of their experience. One volunteer, Dr Geraldine O’Hara, an infectious diseases specialist from Huddersfield, … Continue reading

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Jones ‘not afraid’ of NHS scrutiny

25 October 2014 Last updated at 13:27 First Minister Carwyn Jones welcomes scrutiny of the NHS in Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones has told the BBC he is not afraid of scrutiny of the Welsh NHS. On BBC Radio 4′s … Continue reading

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Ashya’s family ‘unsafe for UK return’

24 October 2014 Last updated at 16:31 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Ashya King’s father told reporters his son’s condition had improved Ashya King and his family will not yet return to the UK because they … Continue reading

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First transplant of ‘dead’ heart

24 October 2014 Last updated at 13:00 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website The console where the heart is “reactivated” is being called the heart-in-a-box machine Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using … Continue reading

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Cancer-killing cells made in the lab

25 October 2014 Last updated at 00:27 Brain tumours are often solid and hard to reach so stem cells are an effective way of targeting them Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into … Continue reading

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‘More to do’ on disabled hate crimes

23 October 2014 Last updated at 00:45 The number of convictions for disability hate crime incidents have fallen Prosecutors have pledged to do more to tackle disability hate crime after a drop in the number of convictions. The total number … Continue reading

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‘Sunshine can slow weight gain’

24 October 2014 Last updated at 00:45 Sunshine is an important element of a healthy lifestyle and could help prevent obesity Exposure to sunshine could slow down weight gain and the development of type 2 diabetes, research on mice suggests. … Continue reading

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Roman gums ‘healthier than ours’

24 October 2014 Last updated at 00:45 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows. A team at King’s College London and … Continue reading

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US ‘probes hackable’ medical devices

23 October 2014 Last updated at 13:52 The US government is reported to fear that pacemakers could be hacked US officials have revealed they are investigating about two dozen suspected examples of medical equipment vulnerable to hack attacks, potentially putting … Continue reading

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