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29 January 2015 Last updated at 06:47

Ebola virus mutating, scientists sayEbola virus research

Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.


Writing'No interest' in care insurance

There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.

DoctorNHS satisfaction 'risen significantly'

Satisfaction with the NHS has "risen significantly", according to analysis of the influential British Social Attitudes survey.

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Graphic promoCare in the UK: The costs you face

As we live longer and with council budgets tight, the social care system that supports us in our later years is under increasing pressure. Find out the costs you might face.

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Hugh Pym Article written by Hugh Pym Hugh Pym Health editor

Labour, the NHS and social care integration

Hugh Pym assesses Labour's policies on the NHS ahead of the general election.

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Fergus Walsh Article written by Fergus Walsh Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent

Ebola trial suggests vaccine is safe

The first results of an experimental Ebola vaccine being tested in Oxford suggest it is safe.

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Nick Triggle Article written by Nick Triggle Nick Triggle Health correspondent

Does the (care) cap fit?

A cap on care costs is being introduced in England. But many people will not benefit from it - and those that do could still end up paying for their care even when they hit it.

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