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25 July 2014 Last updated at 02:58

One-shot cancer therapy gets NHS nodBreast cancer surgery

A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.


Woman workingShift workers 'face diabetes risk'

Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, with effects on waistlines, hormones and sleep increasing the risk, a study suggests.

Young person drinking alcoholFewer young smokers and drinkers

Smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils have more than halved over the past 10 years, figures show.

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Hugh Pym Article written by Hugh Pym Hugh Pym Health editor

NHS 'wasting millions on supplies'

Are poor procurement practices unnecessarily costing the NHS millions of pounds a year?

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Fergus Walsh Article written by Fergus Walsh Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent

Analysis: Assisted dying debate

Reflections on one of the most significant issues facing society

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Nick Triggle Article written by Nick Triggle Nick Triggle Health correspondent

Failing hospitals: Is the glass half-full or half-empty?

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is certainly happy with the progress being made by failing hospitals put in special measures. But should he be?

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