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UK Health News
Smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils have more than halved over the past 10 years, figures show.
Taxpayers could be hit with a £700m bill after the government reportedly loses a legal fight with Fujitsu.
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.
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.
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.
Doctors in India extract 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.
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.
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An Indian charity has set up a rehydration unit in their health centre to ensure local people get access to oral rehydration therapy
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.
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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.
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
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
The Americans seeing a doctor for the first time in years
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