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post 18 August 2014
Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog Obesity crisis: sorting the 'fat' from the fiction

An intellectual punch-up is brewing in the medical community, as a think tank says it is not eating too much that causes obesity, but lack of exercise - something some doctors call "laughable".

post 08 August 2014
Read more from Tom Clarke on his blog Ebola outbreak declared a public emergency as clinics 'paralysed'

West Africa's raging epidemic of Ebola virus is an "extraordinary event" and now constitutes an international risk, the World Health Organisation says, as the number of deaths rise to 961.

video 07 August 2014 World

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Is enough being done to contain Ebola epidemic? - video

Liberia and Sierra Leone have introduced blockades in a bid to contain the worst ever outbreak of the Ebola virus, which has killed 932 people in west Africa. But is it enough?

article 06 August 2014 UK
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An aspirin a day, can keep cancer away?

Healthy people should be encouraged to take a daily dose of aspirin to ward off cancer, says a detailed new study highlighting the benefits of the household drug.

article 04 August 2014 UK
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What NHS operations have the longest waiting times?

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants hospitals to carry out 100,000 extra operations over the summer to try and clear the backlog. But what procedures have the highest waiting times?

video 31 July 2014 UK

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Public Health England in diabetes warning - video

Public Health England is asking all of us to measure our waistlines and says that anything over 40 inches for men or 35 for women means we have a "very high risk" of developing type 2 diabetes.

article 28 July 2014 World, Guinea
A nurse examines a patient the in-take area at a centre for victims of the Ebola virus in GuÚckÚdou, Guinea (credit: Getty Images)
Ebola outbreak in west Africa - the key questions

An outbreak of Ebola has killed more than 670 people across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. So what do we need to know about this highly contagious virus?

post 24 July 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog To end Aids, we must help the vulnerable, not arrest them

There is talk at Melbourne┐s International Aids Conference of ending Aids by 2030. But this requires the political will to help drug users and sex workers, rather than criminalising them.

post 23 July 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog HIV successes under threat from anti-gay crackdowns

There are fears that the fight against HIV is in danger as increasing numbers of countries introduce anti-gay laws. Health and Social Care Correspondent Victoria Macdonald reports from Melbourne.