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30 August 2014 Last updated at 23:28

Test Ebola drug '100% effective'Ebola virus

The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.


Woman and her baby in hospitalPost-natal care lacking, say midwives

A report from the Royal College of Midwives suggests that 40% of women are being discharged from hospital before they are ready after having a baby.

Ashya and NaghemehMissing boy's 'life is in danger'

The health of a five-year-old boy taken from hospital by his parents against medical advice will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on his feeding system is likely to have run out, police say.

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Hugh Pym Article written by Hugh Pym Hugh Pym Health editor

Sepsis: Antibiotics 'not working'

Patients are dying from sepsis because of a lack of effective antibiotics, an expert is warning.

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Fergus Walsh Article written by Fergus Walsh Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent

Boy has ears created from ribs

A nine-year-old boy who was born without ears has had a pair created from his ribs.

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Nick Triggle Article written by Nick Triggle Nick Triggle Health correspondent

Failing GPs: A Pandora's Box?

The health regulator is introducing a failure regime for GP practices. But dealing with those that end up in special measures could be a real challenge.

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