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29 August 2014 Last updated at 09:28

New hospital food rules introducedMan having hospital food

Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.


Ashya KingParents snatch ill boy, 5, from ward

A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour is taken without consent from hospital by his parents, sparking a major police hunt for the family.

An example of what cigarette packets in Australia now look likePlain packs 'no illegal smoking link'

A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.

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Hugh Pym Article written by Hugh Pym Hugh Pym Health editor

Sepsis: Antibiotics 'not working'

Patients are dying from sepsis because of a lack of effective antibiotics, an expert is warning.

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Fergus Walsh Article written by Fergus Walsh Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent

Boy has ears created from ribs

A nine-year-old boy who was born without ears has had a pair created from his ribs.

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Nick Triggle Article written by Nick Triggle Nick Triggle Health correspondent

Failing GPs: A Pandora's Box?

The health regulator is introducing a failure regime for GP practices. But dealing with those that end up in special measures could be a real challenge.

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