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Care needs to 'outstrip' family help
The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.... MORE...
POSTED 04/23/2014 at 11:26 PM --

Asthma inhalers may go into schools
Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.... MORE...
POSTED 04/23/2014 at 08:51 PM --

Binge drinking 'link to overeating'
Drinking more than three large glasses of wine can push people over a "tipping point", meaning they consume about 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours, research says.... MORE...
POSTED 04/23/2014 at 08:57 PM --

Worries over young wanting surgery
Plastic surgeons say they're worried about the number of young people who want cosmetic procedures.... MORE...
POSTED 04/24/2014 at 01:00 AM --

Cancer teen hits £1m charity target
A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises more than £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.... MORE...
POSTED 04/23/2014 at 09:54 AM --

Breast cancer drug price cut urged
Campaigners urge pharmaceutical giant Roche to lower the cost of a pioneering breast cancer drug as the NHS prepares to rejects its use on price grounds.... MORE...
POSTED 04/22/2014 at 07:02 PM --

'A third' can't afford healthy food
High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.... MORE...
POSTED 04/22/2014 at 08:06 PM --

Most of Clwyd's NHS claims rejected
Some serious complaints made by a Labour MP over the hospital care given to her late husband are rejected following an independent investigation.... MORE...
POSTED 04/23/2014 at 09:03 AM --

Hospice boss cleared of misconduct
The director of care at a children's hospice is cleared of professional misconduct over the way she dealt with a dying teenager.... MORE...
POSTED 04/23/2014 at 09:59 AM --

Novartis in $16bn GSK division deal
Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drugmakers, strike a multi-billion-dollar deal to join forces and reshape their businesses.... MORE...
POSTED 04/22/2014 at 10:38 AM --

Violent crime 'continues to fall'
Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals.... MORE...
POSTED 04/23/2014 at 06:23 AM --

Trust 'failed' on 111 call answering
The South Western Ambulance Service chief executive says the service has "failed to deliver the performance required" in answering weekend calls to the NHS 111 number.... MORE...
POSTED 04/23/2014 at 07:39 AM --

Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'
The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.... MORE...
POSTED 04/21/2014 at 08:32 AM --

Cyborg glasses express fake emotions
A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.... MORE...
POSTED 04/16/2014 at 07:00 PM --

Beard trend 'guided by evolution'
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.... MORE...
POSTED 04/16/2014 at 05:56 AM --

Why insurers should fund medical research
Should the insurance industry stump up funds?... MORE...
POSTED 04/13/2014 at 07:02 PM --

Cancer virus discovery helped by delayed flight
Cancer virus discovered after delayed flight... MORE...
POSTED 04/05/2014 at 10:08 PM --

VIDEO: Breast cancer drug price cut call
The medicines watchdog for England and Wales says it is disappointed that the drug company Roche will not reduce the price of a new breast cancer drug for the NHS.... MORE...
POSTED 04/23/2014 at 01:43 PM --

VIDEO: Package holidays blamed for cancer rise
The most dangerous form of skin cancer is now five times more common than it was in the 1970s.... MORE...
POSTED 04/21/2014 at 01:49 AM --

VIDEO: Buttock silicone injections 'lethal'
The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela... MORE...
POSTED 04/19/2014 at 03:44 AM --


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