Dementia support gaps ‘fail patients’

Patchy support for people with dementia is failing patients and their carers, doctors warn.

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VIDEO: Best foot forward for a full life

Clubfoot used to mean a life of unemployment and illiteracy for children born in developing countries – but now effective treatments mean they have a better chance at a full life.

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New S Korea Mers case after pause

South Korea reports a new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome after a four-day break in infections, bringing the infection total to 183.

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Liberia’s new Ebola outbreak spreads

A second case of Ebola is confirmed in the Liberian village where a teenager died on Sunday – the first cases for seven weeks.

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VIDEO: Feeding Chad’s children with Unicef

Medical editor Fergus Walsh visited a Unicef nutrition centre in Chad to see what is being done to tackle the problem of child malnutrition.

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California enacts tough vaccine law

California governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that imposes one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the US.

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Cuba stamps out mother-to-child HIV

Cuba has successfully eliminated mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organization says.

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