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UK Health News
Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
The chair of the panel set up to advise ministers on the governance of NHS data tells the BBC the Care.data programme was "mishandled".
A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.
Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.
Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.
Doctors and nurses should do more to stop hospital patients developing infections, an NHS watchdog says.
Bowel cancer screening uptake needs to improve, campaigners say, after figures showed just half of people eligible in England come forward for the test.
Children suffering a mental health crisis in England are being forced into police custody because 35% of NHS "places of safety" ban under 16s, figures suggest.
All 18 NHS care homes in Northern Ireland that were earmarked for closure are to remain open while residents want to stay in them.
A businessman who died after complications following a cancer operation "would probably have survived" if he was re-operated on sooner, an inquest hears.
A woman who has Crohn's disease loses a legal challenge against a decision to refuse her NHS funding to freeze her eggs before chemotherapy.
A patient who awoke from an anaesthetic minutes before major surgery speaks of the "terrifying" experience.
Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.
A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.
Should the insurance industry stump up funds?
Cancer virus discovered after delayed flight
The BBC's Irene Caselli reports that silicone buttock silicone injections are causing health issues in Venezuela
There are calls for stricter assessments of foreign-trained doctors before they practise in the UK.
A senior cardiologist, who exposed concerns about patient safety at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, has won an unfair dismissal case.
Scientists at a London laboratory carry out tests to try to discover how and why some people develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen."
Lord Tebbit, the former Tory minister and party chairman turns his hand to writing a children's novel, the central character being a 14-year-old boy left paralysed after a car crash.
Every eye clinic in the UK should provide access to a sight loss advisor, the RNIB has claimed.
A US trial of hi-tech goggles could reduce the need for secondary operations for cancer patients.
Does it matter that drug firms give doctors money and gifts?
How loud does it have to be for your ears to bleed?
Concern over rise in waits for hospital operations
The Priory Hospital wants to shake off its 'quick fix' image
Boston marathon bombing survivors cope with aftermath
The glasses that help surgeons find cancer
Can you live without processed food?
Why parents who have a stillbirth are now being listened to
The joys and dangers of living with Williams Syndrome
The Ugandans who pay for bogus HIV results to get jobs
How is the disorder diagnosed?
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