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Nineteen NHS trusts have been referred to ministers after auditors raised concerns about their financial health.
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".
Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.
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.
Doctors in India extract 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.
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.
Diseases traditionally associated with the Victorian era are on the rise again in England, experts are warning.
The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.
Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.
In the largest ever genetic study of the disease, scientists have discovered some 80 genes which could leave people at higher risk of schizophrenia.
Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its hiding places in the body.
The NHS is starting to test a sticking-plaster-sized patient-monitoring patch.
David Cameron has said female genital mutilation (FGM) and childhood forced marriage should be stopped worldwide "within this generation".
Falkirk Community Hospital records the first perfect score in an initial Healthcare Environment Inspectorate review.
HIV can rapidly form invulnerable strongholds in the body, dashing hopes that early treatment might cure the virus, according to new research.
Patients using patches containing potent painkillers are being urged to ensure they are thrown away carefully.
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.
Obese women may have a "food learning impairment" that could explain their attitude to food, research from Yale School of Medicine suggests.
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A man who was given electric shocks on the NHS in the 1970's to 'cure' his homosexuality says he 'deeply regrets' it.
A new study shows that newborn babies can reap the health benefits of a delay in cutting their umbilical cord - whilst they're safe in their mothers' arms.
New treatments for schizophrenia could be possible as vital clues behind the factors causing the mental illness are discovered. One person diagnosed with it explains the impact and the stigma.
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PE provision for children with disabilities in mainstream schools is lacking and could damage Britain's Paralympic prospects in the future, according to a survey carried out by the Youth Sport Trust.
A British mother tells 5 live she spent £20,000 on gender selection treatment in the US.
New measures aimed at ending female genital mutilation within a generation will be announced at a global summit in London.
Parents who allow their daughters to be subjected to female genital mutilation will face prosecution under new legislation.
Why is medicinal use of honey so limited in the UK?
The heroin 'antidote' that can save overdosing addicts' lives
NHS 'wasting millions every year on supplies'
The deadly danger of illegal backstreet buttock injections
What is it and why is it still being carried out across the world?
One man's HIV campaign in Indonesia's Bandung prison
Finding the right drugs to care for Kenya's HIV orphans
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