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2 August 2014 Last updated at 00:08

Ebola spreading too fast - WHOAn employee of the Monrovia City Corporation sprays disinfectant inside a government building in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus (1 August 2014)

The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders.


DNADNA project 'to make UK world leader'

A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.

A patient receiving ARVs in South Africa - 2008HIV drugs 'boost SA life expectancy'

Life expectancy in South Africa has increased dramatically over the last decade mainly thanks to life-saving Aids drugs, a government report says.

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Hugh Pym Article written by Hugh Pym Hugh Pym Health editor

The very public NHS privatisation debate

One of the major talking points in the health service is whether or not privatisation is actually on the agenda.

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Analysis: Assisted dying debate

Reflections on one of the most significant issues facing society

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The secret to transforming a failing hospital

Turning around a failing hospital is the equivalent of the holy grail for the NHS. Basildon Hospital has done it. So what is the secret of their success?

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