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VIDEO: Lucas questions NHS spending priorities

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:04
Caroline Lucas says NHS market structures cost more than £10bn a year and this could be better spent on patient care.

Brain injury birth mum awarded £5m

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:22
A Lanarkshire woman whose baby suffered brain damage during birth has won a 16-year fight for £5.25m compensation.

Using legal highs 'got worse and worse'

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 08:02
How one 19-year-old got hooked on synthetic cannabis when he was 16

Cigarette plain packaging vote due

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:41
MPs are expected to approve the introduction of standardised packaging for cigarettes later.

Skin cancer drug fast-tracked on NHS

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:14
An experimental cancer drug has been fast-tracked to NHS patients under a new government scheme in England.

VIDEO: Living with early-onset Alzheimer's

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 00:10
A former soldier who has early-onset Alzheimer's disease is raising money to research the condition that has devastated his family.

Starting gun 'fired' on new NHS

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 13:01
Hospitals, GPs, community services and care homes are being brought together in England to provide more joined up care for patients under a series of pilots.

VIDEO: Menopause 'not supported in workplaces'

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:55
A report about to be published by the government's Business Champion, will call for more support for woman coping with menopause in the workplace

HRT-users 'may risk clots and stroke'

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 00:14
Women taking HRT pills for the menopause should be aware that there is a small chance it could increase their risk of blood clots and possibly stroke, according to a study.

Hunt for new obesity pills

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 16:04
Two promising approaches to finding effective weight loss drugs have been presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society.

NHS £75m privatisation plan halted

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 14:48
A plan to privatise about £75m of NHS services in Cornwall is abandoned after bosses decided it would not deliver the right results.

Are Rwandans healthier than the English?

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 09:30
Are Rwandans healthier than the English?

Are murderers born or made?

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 08:55
Are some people born with a predisposition for murder?

Warning over young diabetics' health

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 02:49
A "worryingly high" number of children with type 1 diabetes have warning signs of long-term health complications, including blindness, a report says.

C-section rates 'vary widely' in EU

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 02:43
There are wide variations in Caesarean section rates across Europe, indicating a lack of consensus about the best way of delivering babies, a study suggests.

Sheen: 'NHS values being undermined'

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 11:38
Actor Michael Sheen says the core values of the NHS are being undermined by party politics.

Frankie the dog 'sniffs out cancer'

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 03:04
A dog has been used to sniff out thyroid cancer in people who had not yet been diagnosed, US researchers report.

'Cancer made me want mashed potato'

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 01:31
The strange effects of cancer on appetite

NHS 'whistleblower' demands new job

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 03:29
A former NHS boss who says he was sacked for raising patient safety concerns has called for an apology and a "comparable" job.

Slimming 'boosts male fertility'

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 01:10
New approaches to improving the fertility of obese men are presented by researchers from two Canadian universities.


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