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An MP is to raise the case of a woman who he says had her baby forcibly removed by Caesarean section, and taken by social services in Essex.
How comic strips can improve medics' bedside manners
HIV care is at risk from the changes to the reorganisation of the NHS in England, doctors who specialise in treating it warn.
"I thought I had months to live in the 1980s"
A specialist centre to treat dancers opens in Birmingham.
The girl whose skin never heals
Mothers and fathers will be able to share up to a year of parental leave by April 2015, but one business group calls the plan a "nightmare".
A further 19 hospitals are to be investigated over links to serial sex attacker Jimmy Savile, the government confirms.
More needs to be done to support carers whose work is too often undervalued and unrecognised, the Older People's Commissioner for Wales says.
A by-product of cholesterol can fuel the deadly growth and spread of breast cancer, according to a group of scientists.
Future challenges in the fight against HIV/Aids
The government should reverse its decision to ban the herb khat because it "has not been taken on the basis of evidence or consultation", a committee of MPs says.
A Devon hospital is investigating how a surgical needle came to be left inside a patient.
Scientists devise a new "love test" that they believe is a better guide to the success of a relationship than the good intentions of newly-weds.
Temporary bans on two party drugs known as NBOMe and BenzoFury should be made permanent, government advisers say.
A Lancashire woman dies of malaria after she and her husband contracted the disease on holiday in The Gambia, west Africa.
The harms of smoking are not just about lung cancer, an expert from the British Heart Foundation explains.
Fiona Sharkie, Executive Director of Quit Victoria, explains how plain cigarette packaging has changed smoking habits in Australia.
Former health boss Gary Walker described how he was "victimised and bullied" for being a whistleblower speaking out about patient safety concerns in a Lincolnshire hospital.
Why do public figures choose not to reveal they are ill?