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UK Health News
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.
Plans to allow schools to keep asthma inhalers go to public consultation, as campaigners say current rules endanger hundreds of thousands of children.
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.
A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises more than £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.
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.
High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.
Some serious complaints made by a Labour MP over the hospital care given to her late husband are rejected following an independent investigation.
The director of care at a children's hospice is cleared of professional misconduct over the way she dealt with a dying teenager.
Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drugmakers, strike a multi-billion-dollar deal to join forces and reshape their businesses.
Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals.
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.
The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.
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?
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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.
The most dangerous form of skin cancer is now five times more common than it was in the 1970s.
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.
Why do new treatments costs so much?
Why immunisation cards are vital for millions
Group prepares autistic workers for tech jobs
Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?
Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health
Boston marathon bombing survivors cope with aftermath
The glasses that help surgeons find cancer
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