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30 October 2014 Last updated at 15:32

UK national sperm bank starts workSperm heading towards an egg

A UK national sperm bank - charged with reversing a growing shortage of sperm - starts work in Birmingham.


prostate cancer cellsCancer survival rates 'improving'

Most people diagnosed with cancer in recent years are surviving for longer, according to the latest statistics.

An elderly woman's hand on  a stickCare plan 'to ease hospital pressure'

Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.

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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

Politicians line up to back NHS plan

Unusually the five-year plan for the NHS has met with support across the political divide, says Hugh Pym.

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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

Joined-up care: The elephant in the room

Ministers are claiming they are joining up the health and social care systems to improve the support given to vulnerable patients. But are the plans as good as they sound, asks Nick Triggle.

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Scrubbing Up

  • Staff treating Ebola patients at a hospital in LiberiaFear factor

    Why does Ebola cause more concern than other deadly diseases?


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    The wards full of patients suspended between life and death


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