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UK Health News
NHS 'cover-up' unacceptable - Hunt
There should be "no hiding place" for anyone involved in a cover-up by England's NHS regulator after baby deaths at a Cumbria hospital, the health secretary says.
Food labels system to be rolled out
A new consistent system of front-of-pack food labelling is to be introduced in the UK, the government says.
Naked mole-rat gives cancer clues
A rodent that never gets cancer could hold the key to preventing or treating malignant tumours, say scientists.
Police 'hold too many mentally ill'
Too many mentally ill people are being held in police cells, say four watchdog bodies.
Coroner urges resuscitation clarity
Five organisations receive coroner's letters highlighting the "disturbing" death of a woman after paramedics were called to a care home.
'Excessive' use of face-down restraint
Ministers are considering a ban on face-down restraint in English mental hospitals as figures show the technique is being widely used.
Surgery reduction hope on cancer
Some breast cancer sufferers could be treated with radiotherapy instead of more invasive surgery after a Europe-wide study involving Cardiff doctors.
Doctors plea for Guantanamo care
An open letter published in the Lancet medical journal calls for hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay detainees to receive independent medical care.
'Quiet epidemic' of UK male cancer
Action is needed to fight a "quiet epidemic" of oesophageal cancer, which is on the rise in the UK, particularly in men, say cancer experts.
Baby success for new 'safer' IVF
In a world first, a healthy baby has been born using a "safer" new IVF method.
NHS 'needs to simplify urgent care'
The NHS in England needs to provide a simpler and co-ordinated system of round-the-clock urgent and emergency care, a review of services says.
Huge 'holograms' created for doctors
Two junior doctors develop giant 3D animations of human body parts to make medics' lectures more memorable.
Men 'to blame for the menopause'
Men choosing young women as partners meant fertility in older women was pointless, leading to the menopause, researchers suggest.
Care of the dying 'litmus test'
People need a choice about where they die, say campaigners
Use your 'inner bat' to navigate
All humans might make use of echolocation
VIDEO: 'Restraint should be a last resort'
Mental health service user Naomi Ball recalls her experience of being physically restrained, as research from a mental health charity suggests the practice can be dangerous and highly traumatic.
VIDEO: Face-down restraint 'unpleasant'
Mental health services in England could be banned from using face-down restraint and many are training their staff to resolve issues without physical intervention.
AUDIO: A life logged by apps
Masters Student Sarah Watson is using 12 phone apps to monitor her daily life
VIDEO: 'Why I secretly filmed my mum's care'
Mandy Mugford explains why she chose to secretly film the care of her mother, Margaret.
VIDEO: Face-down restraint ban considered
Mental health services in England could be banned from using face-down restraint, and many are training their staff to resolve issues without physical intervention.
AUDIO: 'My dad's organs saved four lives'
Ten-year-old Caitlin Robertson urges the public to sign organ donation register, after her father's organs saved four lives
VIDEO: Bringing health and social care together?
Chris Ham from the King's Fund said there should be a pooled budget for health and social care budgets as an ageing population meant more people had needs that spanned the two services.
VIDEO: Lung transplant for ill 10-year-old
The family of a severely ill 10-year-old girl, who was given a prime spot on the adult transplant list by a US judge, says that she's doing well.
Does a child die of hunger every 10 seconds?
Is it true that a child dies of hunger every 10 seconds?
Human cost of elderly care failures
What happens if care providers fail to note death rate lessons?
Life at Ashworth Hospital
Life at Ashworth hospital, home to Moors Murderer Ian Brady
Documentary charts MND sufferer's battle
Documenting Neil Platt's struggle with Motor Neurone Disease
Paracyclist 'has no fat under skin'
Paracyclist finally puts name to his rare genetic condition
The living dead: new way to embalm
How new embalming method will aid surgeons
'I had colleagues that were spat at'
Life at Stafford Hospital at height of the scandal
What is a stump?
How amputees manage the ups and downs of everyday life
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