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Unison calls off strike by NHS staff
Unison calls off a planned strike for its NHS members in England which was scheduled for 29 January.... MORE...
POSTED 01/27/2015 at 12:52 PM --


Dementia 'link' to common drugs
A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.... MORE...
POSTED 01/27/2015 at 07:27 AM --


Leaders in '100 days to go' battle
Labour sets out details of a "10-year plan" for the NHS and the Conservatives outline plans to lower the benefits cap as they step up campaigning 100 days from the general election.... MORE...
POSTED 01/27/2015 at 10:16 AM --


High cholesterol in mid-life risky
Having even slightly raised cholesterol in midlife significantly increases a person's risk of heart disease, research reveals.... MORE...
POSTED 01/27/2015 at 02:30 AM --


Diabetes 'info prescription' plan
GPs across the UK are being advised to give out information prescriptions to any diabetic patients who do not have their condition under control.... MORE...
POSTED 01/27/2015 at 03:32 AM --


NI has too many hospitals - review
A review into Northern Ireland's health service has said there are too many hospitals for the 1.8 million population.... MORE...
POSTED 01/27/2015 at 08:31 AM --


Biggest hospital is handed over
Scotland's largest hospital - the new £842m South Glasgow University Hospital - is officially handed over ahead of a planned opening in May.... MORE...
POSTED 01/27/2015 at 09:38 AM --


Waiting lists need 'radical' action
Hospitals can cut waiting lists with radical reform to reduce "over-treatment", the Wales Audit Office says.... MORE...
POSTED 01/27/2015 at 02:23 AM --


Doctors warn on assisted suicide law
MSPs warned Assisted Suicide Scotland bill must do more to protect doctors and patients... MORE...
POSTED 01/27/2015 at 10:50 AM --


Oxfam seeks post-Ebola Marshall Plan
Oxfam calls for a multi-million dollar Marshall Plan-type scheme to help West African countries worst affected by Ebola recover from the crisis.... MORE...
POSTED 01/26/2015 at 07:50 PM --


Cosmetic surgery 'popularity falls'
The popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK has plummeted in 2014, figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons show.... MORE...
POSTED 01/25/2015 at 07:06 PM --


Heartburn 'could be sign of cancer'
A health campaign is urging people not to ignore heartburn, because it could be a sign of stomach or oesophageal cancer.... MORE...
POSTED 01/25/2015 at 07:06 PM --


Double-chin jab approval sought
US drug regulators are considering approving an injection designed to combat chin fat.... MORE...
POSTED 01/27/2015 at 05:50 AM --


Umami taste buds 'key to health'
A person's ability to taste umami in food is closely linked to their overall health, particularly in older people, Japanese researchers suggest.... MORE...
POSTED 01/25/2015 at 07:07 PM --


Huddles 'help children's hospital care'
Small measures that could boost children's care... MORE...
POSTED 11/27/2014 at 09:18 PM --


Why 361 needles are better than one
Why 361 needles are better than one... MORE...
POSTED 12/05/2014 at 08:15 PM --


VIDEO: 3D printed heart saves girl's life
A two-year-old girl who was born with a serious heart defect has had a life-saving operation thanks to a 3D printer.... MORE...
POSTED 01/27/2015 at 04:01 AM --


VIDEO: £800m hospital's finishing touches
The new £800m South Glasgow Hospitals Campus is to be handed over to Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.... MORE...
POSTED 01/27/2015 at 05:45 AM --


VIDEO: Concern over dementia-drugs 'link'
American researchers say they have confirmed a link between high doses of some over-the-counter medicines and dementia, the BBC's Sophie Hutchinson reports.... MORE...
POSTED 01/27/2015 at 03:13 AM --


VIDEO: What is it like to be disabled at a gig?
How accessible are the UK's music venues to wheelchair users and other people with disabilities?... MORE...
POSTED 01/26/2015 at 06:18 AM --


 

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