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Quitting smoking can relieve stress, according to a new study.
London's cycle hire scheme has had a positive effect on the health of its users, suggests a study in the British Medical Journal.
Former Marks and Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose is to lead a review into how to improve management in the NHS in England.
Plans to centralise key services into five south Wales hospitals face uncertainty after a recommendation for it is rejected by one health board.
Belgium becomes the first country in the world to allow child euthanasia without any age limit, after parliament passed a bill by a wide majority.
A woman whose mother died at a Belfast hospital in circumstances where delays may have been a contributory factor says her family no longer trust the National Health Service.
Fresh rules for the cosmetic procedures industry in England are "appalling" and pay "only lip service" to patient safety, warn surgeons.
Belgium's lower house is expected to support a controversial bill extending euthanasia to terminally-ill children.
Rape is a crime that affects thousands of people, and for many victims one of the hardest things can be getting the help they need to move on with their lives.
Newcastle University researchers are working on a new product they believe may halt the process of skin ageing.
The training of social workers in England needs upgrading, with more emphasis put on practical skills, a government adviser has said.
More than half of patients leaving intensive care will suffer long term psychological damage, according to research by University College Hospital in London.
Brain scans show a complex string of numbers and letters in mathematical formulae can evoke the same sense of beauty as artistic masterpieces and music from the greatest composers.
Will increasing statin eligibility unnecessarily medicalise millions?
The interim head of a hospital says she will focus on getting a "grip" on its problems after staff said they were bullied into falsifying patient data.
Ketamine, the horse tranquiliser used as a party drug, is to be upgraded to a Class B banned substance.
A Doncaster woman who lived with a 2kg tumour on her neck has finally had it removed after 20 years.
Not all families were told their relatives died partly because they were not treated quickly enough in the A&E department at NI's biggest hospital.
There is a crisis of confidence about a new NHS data-sharing scheme involving medical records, GP leaders are warning.
There is a lack of clarity about what the money saved in the NHS in England in recent years has been spent on, say MPs.