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Animals and electronic noses may soon transform medical diagnosis
Health charity warns some terminally ill patients suffer unnecessarily because of poor access to pain control at home.
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The head teacher of a school for children with behavioural issues defends a decision to allow students over the age of 14 to smoke.
An anorexic teenager was prevented from returning to school because staff feared other girls would copy her, her mother claims.
An abortion provider has been fined £200,000 for a data breach that revealed thousands of people's details to a hacker.
Critically ill patients in Portsmouth's Queen Alexandra Hospital are put on an exercise bike to help speed up their recovery.
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The Royal College of Physicians claims better screening for osteoporosis would reduce the risk of further injury as well as cost to the NHS.
Sixteen patients have died in Manchester over the past four years while infected with a highly resistant superbug, figures show.
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
For the first time gene therapy has been used to boost the immune system of people with HIV.
A woman has won a High Court battle to stop her dead husband's frozen sperm being destroyed.
The birth of a surrogate baby in Leicester leads to a High Court warning parents about the dangers of informal arrangements.
Beth Warren wins fight to stop her dead husband's frozen sperm being destroyed.
Doctors have upgraded the immune system of 12 patients with HIV to help shield it from the virus's onslaught.
The NHS in England must be open and honest about mistakes that are made, a government-commissioned recommends.
Victims of mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer caused by exposure to workplace asbestos, will be able to claim far larger compensation under a new fund.
The High Court will rule later on a widow's bid to prevent her dead husband's sperm from being destroyed.
Medical students will spend more time with patients under a course aimed at getting them to stay in Wales as junior doctors.