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Cancer test 'Jolie effect' found
Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists.... MORE...
POSTED 09/18/2014 at 07:12 PM --

Health services finances 'worsening'
Supposedly-elite NHS foundation trusts in England are running up an overall deficit for the first time, the regulator is expected to say later.... MORE...
POSTED 09/18/2014 at 07:04 PM --

Obesity the new smoking - NHS boss
Obesity is the new smoking in terms of the impact on health and the cost to the NHS, the head of the NHS in England says.... MORE...
POSTED 09/18/2014 at 06:46 AM --

NHS staff vote for strike action
NHS workers in England have voted in favour of striking over pay.... MORE...
POSTED 09/18/2014 at 09:08 AM --

'Kill yourself' doctor suspended
A doctor who told a patient threatening to kill herself to "go and jolly well do it now" is suspended for three months.... MORE...
POSTED 09/18/2014 at 09:13 AM --

Ambulance death woman 'let down'
The grieving family of a woman who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances outside a hospital says the system let her down.... MORE...
POSTED 09/18/2014 at 03:29 PM --

Green light for new skin cancer drug
A new drug to treat skin cancer should be made available on the NHS, a health body has recommended.... MORE...
POSTED 09/17/2014 at 08:14 PM --

British Ebola nurse travels to US
A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus.... MORE...
POSTED 09/17/2014 at 08:05 PM --

Family criticise trust over death
The mother of a 21-year-old County Armagh man criticises the Southern Health trust for "failing her son" after he died weeks after a routine ear operation.... MORE...
POSTED 09/18/2014 at 08:03 AM --

Ebola trial volunteer immunised
A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus has begun in Oxford.... MORE...
POSTED 09/17/2014 at 12:00 PM --

US waists 'grow an inch in a decade'
Girths are continuing to expand in the US, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests.... MORE...
POSTED 09/16/2014 at 08:29 PM --

Call for further cut in sugar intake
The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.... MORE...
POSTED 09/15/2014 at 08:36 PM --

Go-ahead for £32m mental health unit
Planning permission is granted for a £32m mental health facility in Belfast.... MORE...
POSTED 09/17/2014 at 09:23 AM --

Ebola global security threat - Obama
US President Barack Obama calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to security worldwide while announcing a larger US role, including 3,000 troops, to help fight the virus.... MORE...
POSTED 09/17/2014 at 08:12 AM --

Rugby risk: share less and wash more
Rugby players who share towels, razors and cold baths are at risk of sharing serious skin infections too, public health experts warn.... MORE...
POSTED 09/15/2014 at 07:55 PM --

Obama 'to pledge troops for Ebola'
President Obama is to announce plans to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say.... MORE...
POSTED 09/16/2014 at 02:52 AM --

Stephen's £5m to fund cancer units
Plans for spending almost £5m raised by teenage cancer patient Stephen Sutton are revealed.... MORE...
POSTED 09/16/2014 at 04:08 AM --

Child heart surgery views sought
A consultation begins into the future of children's heart surgery in England after a review last year was dismissed by the government as flawed.... MORE...
POSTED 09/15/2014 at 10:42 AM --

Doctor abused child cancer patients
A child cancer specialist at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge admits sexually abusing boys in his care.... MORE...
POSTED 09/15/2014 at 01:30 PM --

Berries in cancer therapy experiment
Early research suggests wild berries could play a role in boosting chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.... MORE...
POSTED 09/18/2014 at 05:53 AM --


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