New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola

A New York doctor has tested positive for the Ebola virus after he returned to America from west Africa, city officials have announced.

Dr Craig Spencer was working for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and was caring for Ebola patients in Guinea. He came down with a 103 degree fever and diarrhoea on Thursday.

He is being cared for at New York City's Bellevue Hospital and has been placed in isolation. Health officials are tracing anyone who may have had recent contact with Dr Spencer, but New York mayor Bill de Blasio said there was no reason for people to panic.

Dr Spencer's Harlem apartment has been sealed off but health officials have urged calm as Ebola sufferers are only contagious when exhibiting symptoms of the hemorrhagic fever. More than 4,800 people have died of Ebola - mainly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone - since March.

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The little girl that can finally walk

A mother's invention that gave her wheelchair-bound child son chance to walk has been launched onto the worldwide market.

The new contraption has also helped three-year-old Charlotte Taylor, who was born with cerebral palsy, to walk for the first time. Today Charlotte and her parents join us in the studio to show us how she can now walk side by side with her twin brother Daniel.

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GPs to earn £55 for every dementia diagnosis

Good GPs will be diagnosing their dementia patients already. This seems to be rewarding poor GPs.

– Katherine Murphy, chief executive of the Patients Association

Plans to pay GPs in England a £55 bonus to diagnose dementia has been condemned by the Patients Association as 'a step too far'.

Katherine Murphy, chief executive of the Patients Association, said: "We know GPs receive incentive payments to find all sorts of conditions, such as high cholesterol, raised blood pressure and diabetes - but this seems a step too far. It is putting a bounty on the head of certain patients.

A spokeswoman for NHS England said: "Dementia can be devastating both for individuals and their families."

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Ebola screening begins at Gatwick airport

Screening for Ebola will begin today at Gatwick airport with checks on arrivals from 'at risk' countries.

The International Development Secretary will fly to Sierra Leone later with 100 army medics who'll train health workers there.

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Ebola 'survivalists' take every precaution

This is a massive over reaction

– Dr Hilary Jones

While the Ebola risk to the UK is still fairly low, some "survivalists" are preparing for the worst. We meet one family who are stockpiling food and who have bought gas marks and protective clothing because of their fear over over the deadly disease.

We're also joined by Dr Hilary Jones, who puts Ebola into perspective, comparing it to other more likely causes of death.

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Mandatory CPR lessons 'could save 5,000 lives'

Compulsory CPR lessons in schools "could save 5,000 lives" every year, according to health campaigners. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) said 22,000 people die every year from having a heart attack at home which shocked relatives are unable to treat.

Lifesaving CPR can take just ten minutes to learn. Should learning the skill be made compulsory in schools? We'd like to hear your views, and we may read some of them out on air.

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Report finds failure to address patient concerns

The extent of the NHS' failure to address patient concerns has been revealed in a report released today. Healthwatch England says health professionals often refuse to say sorry, show no compassion and in some cases patients feel bullied if they complain about their care.

Patients and care users describe the experience as a nightmare and a waste of time. We chat to Anna Bradley, chair of HealthWatch England and Erika Irwin, whose daughter Gemma died of cervical cancer last month

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Parents slam new health guide

A leaflet entitled 'Miss School, Miss Out', sent to parents telling them how much time children should have off for sickness has caused "confusion and anger" according to local governor Pauline Jarman.

Jarman, chair of governors at two schools in Rhondda Cynon Taff, has received calls from parents due to the leaflet saying there was no recommended time off for things like tonsillitis, glandular fever, head lice, conjunctivitis and threadworm.

And children should take just five days off for chicken pox, whooping cough and mumps, and four days off for measles. The leaflet has been produced by an education consortium covering south Wales. Dr Hilary Jones joined us to discuss.

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