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Figures reveal bed occupancy rates in Scottish hospitals

<b>Wards in many of Scotland's hospitals consistently have higher than recommended occupancy rates, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.</b><p>The data suggests a lack of medical beds in many Scottish hospitals means patients may have to be moved - or "boarded" - to other wards.<p>BBC Scotland calculated …

Medical ethics experts discuss experimental Ebola drug use

A panel of medical ethics experts from the World Health Organisation is meeting in Geneva to discuss the possible use of experimental drugs to treat the Ebola virus.<p>No vaccine or cure has been developed to date - and the disease continues to spread throughout West Africa.<p>The latest figures put the …

Murder inquiry into Sheffield woman's death

<b>A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Sheffield.</b><p>The body of the 39-year-old was found at a house in Vickers Road, in Firth Park, at about 11.35 BST on Sunday.<p>South Yorkshire Police said three men aged 83, 42 and 20 were arrested on suspicion of murder. The …

Kings of Leon drummer injured in tour bus accident

<b>Kings of Leon have postponed a concert after drummer Nathan Followill was injured in an accident on the band's tour bus.</b><p>The group were en route to their hotel after a show in Boston when a pedestrian jumped in front of the vehicle, the group said in a statement.<p>The bus had to "stop short" and …

Meet the UK doctors heading to Gaza

Britain is sending a team of doctors to Gaza, to help people wounded in the violence.<p>The small team includes orthopaedic surgeons and a consultant plastic surgeon.<p>Steve Mannion is the Clinical lead for UK Assessment Team for the Gaza Conflict.

Cannabis drug factory found in disused Whitchurch Hospital ward

<b>A cannabis factory has been discovered in the grounds of a psychiatric hospital, police have confirmed.</b><p>Officers unexpectedly found 30 plants in a disused ward in Whitchurch Hospital, Cardiff, while searching for a missing person.<p>It is believed the gang responsible had also hooked up powerful …

'Supermoon' lights up skies around the world

Stargazers have been taking images of the spectacular ''supermoon'' overnight.<p>The phenomenon means the Moon - which is classified as a ''perigee moon'' by astronomers - appears bigger and brighter than usual because of its proximity to the earth.

'Scans chart how quickly babies' brains grow'

<b>Human brains grow most rapidly just after birth and reach half their adult size within three months, according to a study in JAMA Neurology.</b><p>Using advanced scanning techniques, researchers found male brains grew more quickly than those of female infants.<p>Areas involved in movement developed at the …

Pride about weight loss gets distorted with anorexia

Being proud about weight loss may play a role in eating disorders like anorexia nervosa. The condition has a death rate 12 times higher for young …

Weight Loss

What is the best way to see the Perseid meteor shower?

The spectacular Perseid meteor shower should reach its peak on Tuesday night with as many as 100 shooting stars streaking across the sky every hour.<p>But the annual display, caused by the Earth passing through rocky debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle, could be hard to see this year, with cloud and the …

What Does a Baby Find Cute?

Among the handful of words my baby definitely recognizes, <i>baby</i> ranks high. He goos and gahs over pictures of baby faces, and he studies books of baby animals.<p>It’s been known for a while that human adults show a positive response to infantile stimuli, both in images and real infants. This phenomenon …

Video: Colliding atmospheres of Mars and Comet Siding Spring

Martian auroras? Maybe a meteor shower? What Mars satellites might see when Comet Siding Spring sweeps super close to Mars this October.<p>The EarthSky …

Space