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Pauline Cafferkey contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone

British Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey declared free of the virus and discharged from hospital

Ms Cafferkey says of Royal Free Hospital staff: 'They were always very reassuring and I knew I was in the best hands. They saved my life'

Ukip’s health spokesperson Louise Bours may lack experience, but she is already fighting Nigel Farage on HIV, smoking and health insurance

Ukip's official health spokesperson: 'Honestly, I have no experience in health whatsoever'

She may lack experience, but Ukip's health spokesperson Louise Bours is already fighting Nigel Farage on HIV, smoking and health insurance

The cholesterol-lowering drugs are set to be prescribed to millions more in the UK

Mass prescription of statins ‘will widen social inequalities’

The cholesterol-lowering drugs have saved 50 per cent more lives among the richest people in the country than among the poorest, researchers from the University of Liverpool found

High blood pressure affects 16 million people in the UK

'Revolutionary' paperclip size device found to significantly lower high blood pressure

It can be implanted using a keyhole procedure, under local anaesthetic, and is completely reversible.

The Government has pledged a £2bn increase in funding for the NHS next year

NHS waiting times for cancer treatment and and routine operations 'will be worse after next election,' says expert

Professor John Appleby of the King's Fund think-tank said that neither the Conservatives' nor Labour's spending pledges would be enough to improve things

Heather Watson said she had low energy

Australian Open 2015: Heather Watson's revelation is turning point for a once-taboo subject

Tennis star's 'girl things' remark has put menstruation into spotlight. Charlie Cooper speaks to experts who say this is a good development

Dozens of NHS whistle blowers have been victimised after raising concerns in recent years

MPs propose changes to protect NHS whistle blowers and make it easier to raise concerns

Campaigners hailed a new report into whistle blowing as 'an amazing step forward'

The number of older people receiving home care has fallen by a third since 2010

Care for elderly in state of 'calamitous decline' amid £1bn of austerity cuts

Age UK reported the number of older people receiving home care has fallen by a third since 2010

Innoculating a Syrian child against the disfiguring disease leishmaniasis in Aleppo

Washington warns 'perfect storm' of conditions leaves Isis-controlled Iraq and Syria vulnerable to outbreaks of infectious disease

The world needs to look ahead and pre-empt infections, rather that reacting to outbreaks, say leading health experts

There were 14.6 million A&E visits last year, up 446,049 on 2013

NHS to extend 999 call time limits to ease pressure on strained services

Ambulance staff have attacked the plan as 'ridiculous'

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