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VIDEO: Sutton puts spotlight on teen cancer

2 hours 41 min ago
Teen cancer patients have been "inspired" by Stephen Sutton - a teenager with terminal cancer who has has raised more than £2m for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Health atlas shows risks by area

9 hours 1 min ago
A new online map of England and Wales allows people to enter their postcode and find their community's level of risk of developing 14 conditions, such as heart disease and lung cancer.

Human skin grown in laboratory

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 17:37
Skin grown in the laboratory could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, according to UK scientists.

US seeks e-cigarette restrictions

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 16:51
The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.

Elderly care: 'Who will care for me?'

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:43
Readers' experiences of elderly care

Treats in moderation make kids happy

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:44
Seven-year-olds are happier when they are allowed sweets, snacks and television in moderation, suggests a study of children's well-being.

AUDIO: The effects of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:36
Kelly Fletcher explains the serious genetic condition Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

VIDEO: Surgery 'won't cure confidence issues'

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:31
Cosmetic surgery will not cure all issues related to image confidence, psychologist Emma Kenny says.

Dog bites highest in deprived areas

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:47
Hospital admissions for dog bites are three times as high in the most deprived areas of England as in the least, official figures show.

Cancer teen 'making huge difference'

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 09:27
A teenager with terminal cancer will make a "transformational difference" after raising more than £1.5m, the Teenage Cancer Trust says.

Worries over young wanting surgery

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:00
Plastic surgeons say they're worried about the number of young people who want cosmetic procedures.

Care needs to 'outstrip' family help

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:26
The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.

I caught Ebola in Guinea and survived

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 02:45
Survivor's happiness to be alive, but fears being stigmatised

Binge drinking 'link to overeating'

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 01:57
Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.

Asthma inhalers may go into schools

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 01:51
Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.

VIDEO: Breast cancer drug price cut call

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:43
The medicines watchdog for England and Wales says it is disappointed that the drug company Roche will not reduce the price of a new breast cancer drug for the NHS.

Anatomy of the cost of a new drug

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:05
Why do new treatments costs so much?

Hospice boss cleared of misconduct

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:21
The director of care at a children's hospice is cleared of professional misconduct over the way she dealt with a dying teenager.

Cancer teen reaches £1m target

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:09
A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.

Violent crime 'continues to fall'

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:19
Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals.


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