The latest stories from the Health section of the BBC News web site.
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Radiohead star Colin Greenwood will take part in a charity triathlon at Blenheim Palace after being inspired by a cancer sufferer.
The government says new opening hours for GP surgeries in England will benefit seven million patients, far more than originally planned.
Public services still need to learn lessons from the Stafford Hospital scandal on how to handle complaints, says a committee of MPs.
Lung experts have called for the insurance industry to fund research into the deadly asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma.
UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.
With research funding low - but insurance payouts soaring - leading lung experts are suggesting a novel solution.
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A new treatment for hepatitis C cured 90% of patients with the infection in 12 weeks, say scientists after studies in Europe and the US.
The headline is worrying: "half of prostate cancer misdiagnosed".
An elderly man was locked up for seven hours after giving his wife a painkiller patch at her care home.
The ambulance service is on the verge of breaking down because of paramedics' stress levels, union Unison has warned.
The NHS in England is continuing to perform marginally better than other UK countries, but the gap is narrowing, according to a new report.
A new study by a cancer charity found 68% of men say they do not know how to check themselves for testicular cancer.
A US trial of hi-tech goggles could reduce the need for secondary operations for cancer patients.
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The NHS in England is continuing to perform marginally better than the other UK countries, but the gap is narrowing, a review suggests.
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Four women have had new vaginas grown in the laboratory and implanted by doctors in the US.
Prostate cancer tests, which predict how aggressive a tumour is, underestimate the severity of the disease in half of cases, scientists say.
Spending lots of time on Facebook looking at pictures of friends could make women insecure about their bodies, research suggests.