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23 August 2014 Last updated at 00:28

Experts to review stroke clot-busterA blood clot on the brain

The UK medicines watchdog is setting up a review to look at the safety of alteplase, a clot-busting drug often used to treat strokes.


Salmonella Enteritidis bacteriumSalmonella 'from single egg source'

The outbreak of salmonella in England is likely to have come from a single source of eggs, according to Public Health England.

Hospital wardRapid 'doctor's assistant' expansion

The NHS is to rapidly expand the number of physician associates, who take histories of patients, examine them and make simple diagnoses.

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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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  • Staff treating Ebola patients at a hospital in LiberiaFear factor

    Why does Ebola cause more concern than other deadly diseases?


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