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UK Health News
Around 1,200 people each year are infected with hepatitis E through donated blood in England, a large study shows.
Scientists have found a key cluster of nerve cells that can stop food consumption, according to research in mice.
Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers.
A British team of researchers has developed what might be a simple blood test for cancer, scientists from the University of Bradford say.
A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials tell the BBC.
Scientists say they have stumbled upon a common virus that has never been described before.
A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.
Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research.
A report by MPs suggests a lack of female participation in sport has long-term health and social consequences.
Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, with effects on waistlines, hormones and sleep increasing the risk, a study suggests.
An investigation into allegations of hygiene failings at poultry processing factories is ordered by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils have more than halved over the past 10 years, figures show.
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.
Taxpayers could be hit with a £700m bill after the government reportedly loses a legal fight with Fujitsu.
Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.
A review of morning-after contraceptive pills has concluded that they are suitable for heavier women.
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".
The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.
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.
Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have shown that more bacteria are transferred by shaking hands, than by fist-bumping or high-fiving.
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.
The risks of a plan to admit fewer patients
The first is the most dangerous of life
Former heroin addict Lisa Bryer tells Today programme presenter John Humphrys about her experiences with drugs and her recovery process.
SUP yoga, or stand up paddleboard yoga, involves most of the moves of normal yoga, but is done on a paddleboard in the water.
The authorities is Delhi are piloting water dispensing machines to bring clean water to residents.
IOSH's Jane White and London Business School's Lynda Gratton discuss new research suggesting Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts.
Scientists trying to understand the rise of antibiotic resistance believe pilgrimages could provide clues to the mechanisms behind its spread.
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.
How a failing hospital transformed itself
How the sun can damage sight as well as skin
The risks you may face while taking a walk
Preventing injury and illness in athletes
Can it really save the NHS millions?
Trying to save CAR, where fighting spreads like an infection
The man who set up a free school in the 80s
Beauty queen on being abused as a teenager
Why is medicinal use of honey so limited in the UK?
The heroin 'antidote' that can save overdosing addicts' lives
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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