Health News from the BBC

  • Man walks again after transplant October 21, 2014
    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.
  • NHS drafts in extra A&E doctors October 21, 2014
    The NHS is recruiting about 260 extra doctors in an effort to ease pressure on accident and emergency units in England, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.
  • Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks' October 21, 2014
    Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.
  • Living with smoker risks highlighted October 20, 2014
    Non-smokers living with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study.
  • 'Tissue of lies' over health service October 21, 2014
    Health Minister Mark Drakeford launches a stinging attack on the Conservatives for telling a "tissue of lies" about the state of the Welsh NHS.
  • More UK medics travel to Ebola area October 21, 2014
    About 100 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.
  • Liver deaths rise linked to alcohol October 20, 2014
    Britain's drinking culture has sparked a worrying rise in liver disease deaths, warn health officials.
  • NHS 'to grind to halt' with dementia October 21, 2014
    The NHS will "grind to a halt" unless more is done to help care for dementia patients in the community, warns Wales' only professor of geriatrics.
  • Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa October 20, 2014
    William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital.
  • Concern over new mums' mental health October 19, 2014
    Society is paying a "shocking" price for poor mental health care for pregnant women and new mothers in the UK, a report says.