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27 August 2014 Last updated at 11:18

Overseas nurses 'face shorter tests'Nurse

New rules mean nurses and midwives who have completed their training outside Europe will face shorter tests to check they are fit to work in the UK.


Children at a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria - May 2014Nigeria closes schools over Ebola

Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.

Premature birthHormone 'protects premature babies'

The hormone erythropoietin (EPO) could prevent brain injuries in very premature babies, a study suggests.

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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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    Why does Ebola cause more concern than other deadly diseases?


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