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The NHS calls for an extra £8bn by 2020 in order to safeguard its services

Shakeup at heart of overhaul aiming to ease pressure on hospitals and GP practices and give patients better care<p>The NHS is asking for an additional £8bn by 2020 to implement a radical plan, including switching funding from hospitals into other services including GP surgeries, which bosses say is …

Kidney transplant: Surgeons carry out first European keyhole kidney transplant

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1114000/1114846_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524711597_236d7feb726b6881cb4deab86c819f50<p><b>Surgeons at the Royal Liverpool Hospital have carried out a kidney transplant using keyhole surgery.</b><p>It is the first time the procedure has been performed …

Ebola serum for Africa patients within weeks, says WHO

<b>Serum made from the blood of recovered Ebola patients could be available within weeks in Liberia, one of the countries worst hit by the virus, says the World Health Organization.</b><p>Speaking in Geneva, Dr Marie Paule Kieny said work was also advancing quickly to get drugs and a vaccine ready for …

The Genetic Reason Why Some Drinkers Can't Stop

Around 10% of people will develop alcohol disorders, and a new study in mice shows that having a specific genetic strand might be the reason some …

Paralyzed Man Walks Again After 'Miracle' Surgery

A man who was completely paralyzed from the waist down has learned to walk again after Polish doctors transplanted cells from the patient’s nose into …

The Psychology Behind Our Collective Ebola Freak-Out

In Hazlehurst, Miss., parents pulled their children out of middle school last week after learning that the principal had recently visited southern …

1.5 million died last year from this curable disease

Thousands have died in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and much of the global conversation has centered on the lack of an approved medication to treat the deadly disease.<p>Yet in 2013, 1.5 million people died from another infectious disease that has a cure.<p>On Wednesday, the World Health …

Is technology making us smarter?

Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we're headed into a new era of education.<p>“This discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners' souls, because they will not use their memories,” a concerned commentator once spoke of a new technology. …

Here's What Would Happen if Ebola Was Stolen From a Lab

Scientists routinely study deadly pathogens like Ebola in order to find ways to fight them and discover potential cures. But what would happen if a …

Ebola Q and A: Here's what you need to know

The Ebola news keeps pouring in.<p>Two nurses who treated the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States are in isolation.<p>A nursing assistant in Spain who contracted the disease has been declared free of the virus.<p>Health officials have cleared many of the people who came in contact with …

Nobel Prize in medicine honors discovery of the brain's 'inner GPS'

Groundbreaking research could shed new light on Alzheimer's disease<p>Dr. John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard I. Moser have been awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for their discovery of cells that form an "inner GPS" in human brains. O'Keefe will share the 8 million Swedish krona ($1.1 …

New Technology Could Take The Drill Out Of The Dentist’s Office

Researchers at King's College London have developed a technique called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralzation, in which a device they've dubbed a "healing hand piece" is placed over the site of a cavity. The tool emits a small electrical current that promotes the remineralization of …