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There has been a third death linked to contaminated hospital feed for premature babies, according to Public Health England.
A hospital made "gross failures" over the death of schoolboy given paracetamol instead of antibiotics for meningitis, a coroner rules.
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A new project is aiming to get robots to help stroke patients regain their movement.
How robots are improving the care of patients after a stroke
Malaria parasites may change the smell of infected mice, researchers say.
Scientists in the US have developed miniature balls which help stop catastrophic internal bleeding in injured mice.
The downsides of taking medication for type-2 diabetes may exceed the benefits for some patients, researchers warn.
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Professor Yang of the Hamlyn Centre in London explains how modern robotics is helping surgeons improve their art.
The US Supreme Court rules a company can claim a religious exemption to a legal requirement that employers pay for their workers' contraception.
Midwives in England say they are prepared to take industrial action over pay.
Hospital staff come to the rescue of a bride who feared she would miss her big day because of her cancer treatment.
The British Medical Association and pro-smoking group Forest debate a bid to ban smoking for anyone born after 2000.
Women should not worry about using sperm from older donors as the success rate is the same as for younger men, doctors say.
Details of how good GPs in England are at detecting and referring cases of cancer, could soon be published online under government plans to drive up standards.
More money should be spent on the NHS as demands on the service rise, say past and present chairs of the Commons health select committee.
A new technique known as "supercooling" can preserve organs for days before they are transplanted, US researchers claim.
GPs with a poor record in spotting signs of cancer could be named under government plans to boost NHS transparency.