Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemotherapy

Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemotherapy

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The findings only apply to women specific early stage breast cancers About 70% of women with the most common form of early stage breast cancer can be spared the “agony of chemotherapy”, researchers...
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Rise in ‘preventable’ emergency readmissions to hospital

Rise in ‘preventable’ emergency readmissions to hospital

Image copyright Science Photo Library Increasing numbers of people are being readmitted to hospital in England with preventable conditions such as pneumonia and pressure sores, according to Nuffield Trust research. Better care in hospital and at home afterward...
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Deficit for NHS trusts in England double the amount planned

Deficit for NHS trusts in England double the amount planned

Image copyright PA NHS trusts in England have reported a combined financial deficit that was nearly twice the amount planned. There was a deficit of £960m in the last financial year compared with the £496m they had planned for, the...
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New motor neurone brace makes ‘substantial difference’

New motor neurone brace makes ‘substantial difference’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPhilip Brindle says his quality of life has improved A new neck brace for people with motor neurone disease (MND) makes a “substantial difference” to their quality of life, a patient has...
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One in 25 children aged 10 or 11 ‘severely obese’

One in 25 children aged 10 or 11 ‘severely obese’

Image copyright Getty Images One in 25 children in England aged 10 or 11 are severely obese, new analysis has found. Height and weight measurements show the number of children classed as severely overweight rose from 15,000 in reception to...
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Review to ‘eliminate gender pay gap among doctors’

Review to ‘eliminate gender pay gap among doctors’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Female medical staff are paid 15% less than their male counterparts The NHS in England is to review how much it pays male and female doctors in an effort to eliminate a gender pay...
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Boots owner denies overcharging NHS for cancer mouthwash

Boots owner denies overcharging NHS for cancer mouthwash

Image copyright Getty Images The owner of Boots has rejected claims it overcharged the NHS for a mouthwash used by cancer patients. An investigation by the Times newspaper said the high street chemist charged the NHS £3,220 for the medicinal...
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YouTube stars ‘might encourage kids to eat more calories’

YouTube stars ‘might encourage kids to eat more calories’

Image copyright energyy Image caption Junk food is often promoted to kids on social media Social media stars might be encouraging children to eat more unhealthy snacks, a new study suggests. It found children who saw popular vloggers consuming sugary...
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5 Montreal stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: May 25

5 Montreal stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: May 25

Do you have a place in the city that makes you feel at home? For one Singaporean couple, it’s a small restaurant in Montreal’s Sud-Ouest. Here are five stories guaranteed to make you smile this week: Running for hope “Terry...
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Breast screen error ‘could have been spotted earlier’

Breast screen error ‘could have been spotted earlier’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Breast cancer screening is offered once every three years to women aged 50 to 70 in England Thousands more women in England may have missed out on breast screening invitations dating back further than previously...
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