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A&E ‘under pressure’ says trust

A&E ‘under pressure’ says trust

unable to retrieve full-text contentNorthern Ireland’s biggest accident and emergency department was under pressure on Monday night, the BBC understands. Continue reading

Scots NHS ‘faces £400m funding gap’

Scots NHS ‘faces £400m funding gap’

unable to retrieve full-text contentConfidential papers passed to the BBC suggest a radical cost-saving plan will be implemented in the Scottish NHS after the referendum. Continue reading

Ashya’s mother ‘cried and prayed’

Ashya’s mother ‘cried and prayed’

unable to retrieve full-text contentThe mother of Ashya King tells the BBC in an exclusive interview how she prayed in prison she would be reunited with her child. Continue reading

Liberian Ebola patients ‘found’

Liberian Ebola patients ‘found’

unable to retrieve full-text contentSeventeen suspected Ebola patients who went missing in Liberia after a health centre was attacked have been found, a minister tells the BBC. Continue reading

Liberia ‘buckles under Ebola strain’

Liberia ‘buckles under Ebola strain’

unable to retrieve full-text contentThe charity Medecins sans Frontieres tells the BBC that Liberia’s health services have been completely overwhelmed by the Ebola outbreak. Continue reading

Minister wants UK animal tests ban

Minister wants UK animal tests ban

unable to retrieve full-text contentNorman Baker – the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments – tells the BBC he wants a total ban on them. Continue reading

Minister wants UK animal tests ban

Minister wants UK animal tests ban

unable to retrieve full-text contentNorman Baker – the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments – tells the BBC he wants a total ban on them. Continue reading

Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies

Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies

unable to retrieve full-text contentA Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials tell the BBC. Continue reading

Humans walking on all fours is not backward evolution

Humans walking on all fours is not backward evolution

Contradicting earlier claims, “The Family That Walks on All Fours,” a group of quadrupedal humans made famous by a 2006 BBC documentary, have simply adapted to their inability to walk upright and do not represent an example of backward evolution, according to new research by Liza Shapiro, an anthropologist at The University of Texas at Austin. Five siblings in the family, who live in a remote corner of Turkey, walk exclusively on their hands and feet. Since they were discovered in 2005, scientists have debated the nature of their disability, with speculation they represent a backward stage of evolution Continue reading

Humans walking on all fours is not backward evolution

Humans walking on all fours is not backward evolution

Contradicting earlier claims, “The Family That Walks on All Fours,” a group of quadrupedal humans made famous by a 2006 BBC documentary, have simply adapted to their inability to walk upright and do not represent an example of backward evolution, according to new research by Liza Shapiro, an anthropologist at The University of Texas at Austin. Five siblings in the family, who live in a remote corner of Turkey, walk exclusively on their hands and feet. Since they were discovered in 2005, scientists have debated the nature of their disability, with speculation they represent a backward stage of evolution Continue reading