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30 January 2015 Last updated at 08:42

Training cuts 'could harm patients'Surgeons gloves

Proposals to shorten medical training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn.


Overweight boyChild obesity rates 'levelling off'

The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three UK children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.

Stress ball being squeezedStress balls 'cut surgery anxiety'

Watching a DVD or using a stress ball during minor surgery can reduce a patient's anxiety levels, suggests a study from the University of Surrey.

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Graphic promoCare in the UK: The costs you face

As we live longer and with council budgets tight, the social care system that supports us in our later years is under increasing pressure. Find out the costs you might face.

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Hugh Pym Article written by Hugh Pym Hugh Pym Health editor

How much do we love the NHS?

The NHS is under intense pressure, yet public satisfaction appears to be at a record high.

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Fergus Walsh Article written by Fergus Walsh Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent

Ebola trial suggests vaccine is safe

The first results of an experimental Ebola vaccine being tested in Oxford suggest it is safe.

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Nick Triggle Article written by Nick Triggle Nick Triggle Health correspondent

Does the (care) cap fit?

A cap on care costs is being introduced in England. But many people will not benefit from it - and those that do could still end up paying for their care even when they hit it.

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