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28 July 2014 Last updated at 20:18

Liberia shuts borders to curb EbolaMSF Ebola workers wearing protective clothing - 23 July 2014 - in Guinea

Most border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading.


illustration of virus in blood'Poor care for hepatitis C virus'

Most people with chronic hepatitis C are not getting treatment which could help clear the virus, an official report says.

Elderly man and bikeSix seconds 'can transform health'

Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers.

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Hugh Pym Article written by Hugh Pym Hugh Pym Health editor

Could bulk-buying save NHS pounds?

Millions might be saved - but would it be possible for the health service to buy in bulk?

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Fergus Walsh Article written by Fergus Walsh Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent

Analysis: Assisted dying debate

Reflections on one of the most significant issues facing society

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Nick Triggle Article written by Nick Triggle Nick Triggle Health correspondent

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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