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EU vote on alcohol calorie labels

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 01:59
The European Parliament is set to vote on whether calorie labels should be added to alcoholic beverages.

Worried parents 'put pressure on A&E'

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 01:56
Worried parents are putting "extra pressure" on A&E departments, leading doctors and nurses warn.

Court grants assisted suicide review

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 17:27
Disability rights campaigners who say assisted suicide policy in England and Wales is too "liberal" win permission to bring a legal challenge.

Baby's death 'etched' on mum's mind

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 16:18
A mother whose baby died at a Cumbrian hospital says her own care was one of the "most heartbreaking" things she has had to deal with.

Diet swap study shows junk food harm

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 16:03
A two-week diet swap experiment hints at just how damaging a junk food diet might be to our guts.

Skin cancer cases rise by a third

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:04
Cases of skin cancer in Scotland increase by more than 30% in the past decade, according to latest NHS figures.

Third of drug deaths were parents

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:47
More than a third (36%) of drug-death victims in 2013 were parents or parental figures, according to analysis of official figures.

'Fattest man' ready for operation

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:27
A man once dubbed the world's fattest speaks of his new "responsibility" as he awaits life-changing weight loss surgery.

Alcohol detox centre 'saves NHS millions'

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 01:28
The unit pioneering a different way of dealing with alcoholics

Child obesity may have 'two phases'

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 00:43
There may be two distinct child obesity epidemics - one among infants and one among adolescents - research suggests.

Chemist jailed over 875,000 tablets

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 18:53
An Armagh-based pharmacist has been sentenced to one year in jail for illegally supplying almost 875,000 prescription drugs.

Nurse jailed for attacks on patients

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 16:54
A former senior nurse is jailed for 18 years for raping unconscious women at a hospital in Oxfordshire.

VIDEO: HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 14:14
The first officially licensed kit to allow people to test themselves for HIV at home has gone on sale online in the UK.

Midwife admits baby death 'mistakes'

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 13:28
A former midwife at Furness General Hospital in Cumbria admits "making mistakes" which contributed to the deaths of two babies.

Pepsi to ditch artificial sweetener

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:59
A controversial artificial sweetener is being removed from Diet Pepsi in the US following consumer concerns about its safety.

'Death star' welcomes first patients

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 09:29
The UK's newest hospital, the £842m South Glasgow University Hospital, welcomes its first patients later.

Gay row health minister resigns

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 08:35
Northern Ireland health minister Jim Wells, who caused controversy with remarks linking same-sex relationships to child abuse, says he has resigned to help his wife "during her fight for life".

VIDEO: A look inside the UK's newest hospital

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 07:12
UK's newest hospital, South Glasgow University Hospital, is to receive its first patients on Monday.

No life-saving surgery 'for billions'

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 03:33
Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet.

Back pain link to chimpanzee spine

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 03:29
People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.

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