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Fewer young smokers and drinkers
Smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils have more than halved over the past 10 years, figures show.... MORE...
POSTED 07/24/2014 at 07:26 AM --


Government 'loses £700m NHS IT case'
Taxpayers could be hit with a £700m bill after the government reportedly loses a legal fight with Fujitsu.... MORE...
POSTED 07/24/2014 at 11:55 AM --


A&E units miss 12-hour wait targets
The 12-hour waiting time target for Northern Ireland A&E units was breached more than 700 times between April and June, according to the latest figures.... MORE...
POSTED 07/24/2014 at 11:37 AM --


Paracetamol for back pain questioned
Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.... MORE...
POSTED 07/23/2014 at 07:55 PM --


Contraceptive pill safe for all women
A review of morning-after contraceptive pills has concluded that they are suitable for heavier women.... MORE...
POSTED 07/24/2014 at 08:30 AM --


Warning over NHS trust finances
Nineteen NHS trusts have been referred to ministers after auditors raised concerns about their financial health.... MORE...
POSTED 07/23/2014 at 07:04 PM --


'Casual attitude' to vCJD warning
The government has a "casual attitude" to the human form of "mad cow disease", MPs warn, while ministers say the issue is treated "extremely seriously".... MORE...
POSTED 07/23/2014 at 07:38 PM --


Genetic clues to age of first period
The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.... MORE...
POSTED 07/24/2014 at 03:09 AM --


NHS 'should work more with hospices'
Hospices could play a greater role in end-of-life care and stop hospitals being the "default option", says former Tory party leader Lord Howard.... MORE...
POSTED 07/23/2014 at 04:29 AM --


Three person IVF plans 'progress'
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.... MORE...
POSTED 07/22/2014 at 07:35 AM --


Quarantine over China plague death
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.... MORE...
POSTED 07/23/2014 at 02:47 AM --


Victorian-era diseases 'returning'
Diseases traditionally associated with the Victorian era are on the rise again in England, experts are warning.... MORE...
POSTED 07/23/2014 at 08:02 AM --


S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected
The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.... MORE...
POSTED 07/23/2014 at 07:17 AM --


NHS staff balloted over strike action
Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.... MORE...
POSTED 07/22/2014 at 11:28 AM --


'Large gene find in schizophrenia'
In the largest ever genetic study of the disease, scientists have discovered some 80 genes which could leave people at higher risk of schizophrenia.... MORE...
POSTED 07/21/2014 at 11:48 PM --


'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV
Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its hiding places in the body.... MORE...
POSTED 07/22/2014 at 12:31 AM --


Indian boy has 232 teeth removed
Doctors in India extract 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.... MORE...
POSTED 07/23/2014 at 12:23 PM --


Fly in ear time-wasting call to 999
A man with a fly in his ear and a woman questioning if a green potato was poisonous were among thousands of non-urgent 999 calls made to the Welsh Ambulance Service last year.... MORE...
POSTED 07/22/2014 at 02:16 AM --


Admitting fewer patients 'won't cut costs'
The risks of a plan to admit fewer patients... MORE...
POSTED 05/22/2014 at 08:02 PM --


'Most dangerous day of their life'
The first is the most dangerous of life... MORE...
POSTED 06/28/2014 at 08:19 PM --


 

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