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Laurie Graham, whose husband suffers from dementia, says having a partner with the disease is "like having a child".
Energy drinks should be banned for children under 16, according to the campaign and research group Action on Sugar.
Health experts argue the ban on smoking in indoor public spaces should be extended to cover outdoor spaces such as parks.
A report into sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital is to say staff were told of 10 complaints at the time, the BBC understands.
Have we reached a key moment in the bid to control HIV?
Measles vaccinations must be immediately stepped up across Europe and central Asia after a series of outbreaks, the World Health Organization says.
Greater Manchester is pooling its health and care budgets. Is this a major milestone, asks Nick Triggle
Most people do not want to see cuts to other public services in order to protect the NHS, according to data from the British Social Attitudes survey.
Experts are set to announce what sort of vaccine they believe will protect people against new strains of flu.
Greater Manchester is to become the first region in England to get full control of health spending.
People with a depressive illness are three times more likely to commit a violent or sex crime than those in the general population, a study suggests.
Scientists believe a skin test could help diagnose brain conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Healthy gay men should be offered drugs which are normally used to treat HIV in order to prevent infection, say UK Medical Research Council scientists.
The £6bn health and social care budget for Greater Manchester will be taken over by councils under devolved NHS powers, it is understood.
The death risk from smoking may be much higher than previously thought - tobacco kills up to two in every three smokers not one in every two, data from a large study suggests.
Latest figures show that the NHS in Scotland has missed a target to treat 90% of patients within 18 weeks.
Doctors call on health ministers and NHS England to intervene to make a drug called Avastin routinely available to patients with a debilitating eye condition known as wet AMD.
More than 1,000 operations are thought to have been cancelled at a hospital which has been on "black alert" since January, hospital bosses say.
More patients had to wait over 12 hours for treatment at seven of Northern Ireland's A&E departments during January, according the Department of Health figures
The number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales has fallen to the lowest level since 1969 when records began.