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Cutting back on hospital services in England before community services are geared up to provide care is a "recipe for disaster", MPs say.
Cutting back on hospital services in England before community services are geared up to provide care is a "recipe for disaster", MPs have warned.
Scientists claim to have developed a 40-factor test for predicting which teenagers are likely to become binge drinkers.
Age discrimination may be preventing older people from having access to vital surgery, a report suggests.
A report by MPs claims the failure to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK is a "national scandal" that has affected as many as 170,000 women.
Researchers have discovered a new way to grow fully functioning corneas using human stem cells.
Scientists have pinpointed a genetic change that may leave people more likely to suffer from strokes or heart attacks.
Ed Miliband claims David Cameron fails to answer directly his questions over waiting times for cancer patients.
Research reporting one of the biggest "breakthroughs" in stem-cell science has been withdrawn after "critical errors" were discovered.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is hosting an emergency meeting in Ghana on the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Funding cuts and rising demand has left council-run care for the elderly and adults with disabilities under threat.
Women who have c-sections have a slightly higher risk of stillbirth in a future pregnancy, according to a study of more than 800,000 women.
Dr Farrah Sheikh speaks to BBC Breakfast to explain the dangers posed by the growing threat of resistance to antibiotics.
The council-run care system for the elderly and younger adults with disabilities is becoming "unsustainable", social services chiefs are warning.
The World Health Organization is hosting an emergency meeting in Ghana after confirming the death toll in West Africa has risen to 467.
Medicine could soon be "cast back into the dark ages" unless action is taken to tackle the growing resistance to antibiotics, David Cameron says.
Prime Minister David Cameron has called for global action to tackle the growing threat of resistance to antibiotics.
Health ministers from 11 African countries are meeting in Accra, Ghana, in an attempt to "get a grip" on the deadly and worsening Ebola outbreak.
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A sample of frozen testicle has been used to produce live offspring in experiments on mice, Japanese researchers report.