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21 October 2014 Last updated at 06:42

Man walks again after transplantDerek Fidyka

A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.


cigarettesLiving with smoker risks highlighted

Non-smokers living with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study.

Woman standing by a light boxScans reveal cause of winter blues

Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

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Health workers wearing protective clothing prepare to carry an abandoned dead body presenting with Ebola symptoms at Duwala market in Monrovia August 17, 2014.Ebola crisis

Latest news, features and maps as West Africa battles world's worst outbreak of killer disease

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Hugh Pym Article written by Hugh Pym Hugh Pym Health editor

A big week for the NHS

What might we expect from Simon Stevens, head of NHS England, when he sets out his five-year view for the health service later this week?

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Fergus Walsh Article written by Fergus Walsh Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent

To walk again - the people behind the story

Panorama spent a year following a remarkable cell transplant research project that has enabled a paralysed man to walk again using a frame.

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Nick Triggle Article written by Nick Triggle Nick Triggle Health correspondent

NHS strikes: What next?

The first NHS strike over pay for more than 30 years has taken place. It could be the start of a period of industrial unrest. Is there a way out of this dispute, asks Nick Triggle.

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