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Breast screen error 'could have been spotted earlier'

A leading cancer expert says the problems date back to 2005, but no one was properly checking the data.

Cancer patient feels 'privileged to be alive' after NHS trial treatment

Taking part in clinical trials can bring enormous benefits, but few people are signing up

Tax rises needed 'to prevent NHS misery'

Influential economists argue an extra £2,000 per UK household is needed over the next 15 years.

Water resistant sunscreen claims ‘meaningless’, says Which?

The creams work much less well after they have been worn in the sea, warns consumer group Which?.

Bank holiday warning over gardening and DIY accidents

Surgeons say this time of year can bring a spike in accidents with gardening and DIY equipment.

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: Patients 'taken to church'

Two of the three patients who were taken from the treatment centre for prayers have died.

High levels of screen time linked to cancer and heart disease

Researchers in Glasgow analysed the amount of time 390,000 people spent looking at TV and computer screens.

Campaigners in court over NHS policy

The group - backed by Prof Stephen Hawking before his death - is challenging creation of new health management bodies.

Blitz on sweet treats sees slow start

The sugar hit in puddings, biscuits and chocolate remains high despite a crackdown.

Doctors explain Michael Jackson's impossible dance move

Spine experts reveal the improbable dynamics of the "Smooth Criminal" lean.

GPs call for more help to tackle 'epidemic of loneliness'

Doctors in Northern Ireland say loneliness has become a "public health epidemic".

Toddlers to help dementia patients in Conwy restore memories

Toddlers spend time with dementia patients in Colwyn Bay to test the potential for restoring memory.

London Ambulance Service taken out of special measures

A watchdog says "innovative changes" helped boost London Ambulance Service's performance.

Missing microbes 'cause' childhood cancer

Early exposure to microbes may help protect children against a type of leukaemia, says a UK scientist.

Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations begin in DR Congo

Some 4,000 vaccines are being used to try to stop an outbreak that has killed at least 26 people.

Lini Puthussery: India's 'hero' nurse who died battling Nipah virus

Lini Puthussery is among 10 people who died in the viral outbreak in India's southern Kerala state.

BBC presenter Rachael Bland reveals 'incurable' cancer

Cancer blogger Rachael Bland says she is now a 'lab rat', as her hopes rest on clinical trials.

Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly

A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be a killer of humans.

Hundreds of ambulance staff work days lost due to abuse

There have been 2,278 reported incidents of abuse on ambulance staff since 2012/2013, figures show.

Drug addicts in Scotland 'waiting up to six months' for treatment

Experts say more people with drug and alcohol problems should be fast-tracked for treatment.

Patients lose hip replacement court case

Judge finds disputed metal-on-metal hip replacement "not defective" in group action at High Court.

£13.4m claw back over NHS Wales waiting time failures

Three health boards fail to qualify for a share of £50m extra cash for improving waiting times.

Exercising regularly 'can keep heart and arteries young'

Four to five sessions a week are needed to stop the main arteries to the heart from furring up.

Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say

Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say.

Why NHS costs just keep going up

Economists warn the NHS will need an extra 4% a year - £2,000 per UK household - for the next 15 years.

Small NHS funding rise would be 'disastrous'

Health committee chair Sarah Wollaston says rise of 3% will 'not be high enough'

Mum helps stop daughter being bullied for birthmark

Sophie Parker shares her story of being bullied for having a birthmark on her face.

Dementia-friendly lunches served at Norwich restaurant

A restaurant aims to give diners with dementia and their carers the "best possible time".

‘My hip replacement left me in constant pain'

More than 300 people have taken the manufacturers of allegedly faulty hip replacements to the High Court.

Period power brings free sanitary towels to school

A group of teenagers at a school where free sanitary products are available tackle the stigma around periods.

Comfort box gives Norfolk cancer patients a 'little lift'

The kindness in a box that is making a huge difference to women undergoing chemotherapy.

Singapore's measures to reduce short-sightedness

As global rates of short-sightedness - or myopia - increase around the world, Singapore is hoping to buck the trend with three simple but innovative solutions.

Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi

At least 11 die and 800 fall ill after eating the deadly fungi in the west of the country.

Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?

Is when we eat clashing with our circadian rhythms and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health?

Why Ebola keeps coming back

It is unrealistic to think Ebola will ever be eradicated, but it is now easier to prevent a crisis.

NHS: How much does it spend on the private sector?

NHS spending on the private sector was just over £9bn last year.

'Not just for naughty boys': The rise in adult ADHD pills

More than 1.6 million prescriptions for ADHD medication were dispensed last year - double 10 years ago.

'I took 57 painkillers a day to get high'

Cheap and easy to obtain, the painkiller Tramadol has millions of Egyptians hooked on getting high.

Collapsed carrot? Pathetic potato? Tips to keep food fresh beyond 'best before' date

Five tricks to help perishables last longer than their recommended 'best before' date.

Why DR Congo is confident it will halt Ebola

Despite its vast size and dilapidated health system, DR Congo is confident that it can contain the deadly Ebola virus.

Are sweeteners healthier than sugar?

Artificial sweeteners offer a sweet taste without the calories, but are they healthy?

Are we using too much Calpol?

Thousands of litres are sold in the UK every year but do we use it at the right times?

Is UK biggest exporter of legal cannabis?

The families of two children are seeking medical cannabis to help stop their seizures.

An egg a day to keep the doctor away?

A study in China suggests a daily egg may reduce the risk of a stroke

Pepe's story: How I survived Spanish flu

José Ameal is believed to be the oldest Spanish survivor of the pandemic which followed World War I.

Mental Health Awareness Week: 'My camera helped me beat anxiety'

A photographer's portraits of strangers helped him to overcome his mental health problems.

What do people want to happen at life's end?

A hospice charity wants people to talk more about dying and bereavement.

Mum wants postnatal depression awareness after dad's suicide

Vicky Clayton cannot give her son the thing he wants most in the world - his dad.

The little girl who can't enjoy the summer

Seven-year-old Harper Mitchell Hyslop has rare lung condition which makes it difficult to be in any heat.

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