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video 31 January 2015 UK

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Labour divided on NHS reform - video

A pledge by shadow health secretary Andy Burnham to roll back privatisation gets a mauling from some Labour figures - he says he disagrees "profoundly" with former Health Secretary Alan Milburn.

article 30 January 2015 UK
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Obesity rates 'levelling off', but are kids losing weight?

A rapid rise in childhood obesity may be starting to slow down - but researchers say there are still no grounds for complacency.

article 28 January 2015 UK
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Why is asthma so difficult to diagnose?

More than one million people receiving treatment for asthma may have been misdiagnosed because the causes are not well understood, a health watchdog says.

post 27 January 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Burnham in spotlight for Labour's 10-year NHS plan

If this winter has identified anything it is that the health and social care system is not working together as well as it should. Indeed, some less kindly souls might say it's barely working at all.

video 24 January 2015 United States

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US measles outbreak spreads from Disneyland - video

Doctors in the US have urged parents and schools to vaccinate children against measles after an outbreak that began in Disneyland in California continues to spread.

video 22 January 2015 UK

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Concern grows over cancer treatment delays - video

There are new worries about the length of time cancer patients are having to wait for operations, with targets having being missed again and surgical procedures being cancelled.

article 22 January 2015 UK
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Why the government is introducing plain cigarette packaging

The government is to press ahead with forcing legislation to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes by 2016.

video 20 January 2015 UK

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New-born baby in pioneering transplant surgery - video

Doctors carry out pioneering surgery to carry out the first organ transplants from a new-born baby after her heart stopped beating - helping two other children who urgently needed help.

article 16 January 2015 UK
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Hospital A&E targets missed across UK

Just 76.7 per cent of A&E patients in Northern Ireland and only 81 per cent of admissions in Wales were seen within four hours in December, missing the target of 95 per cent.