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25 April 2014 Last updated at 03:03

Health atlas shows risks by areaMap

A new online map of England and Wales allows people to enter their postcode and find their community's level of risk of developing 14 conditions, such as heart disease and lung cancer.


Skin cellsHuman skin grown in laboratory

Skin grown in the laboratory could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, according to UK scientists.

A woman serves food while an older woman sits at the tableCare needs to 'outstrip' family help

The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.

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How often is prostate cancer misdiagnosed?

The headline is worrying: "half of prostate cancer misdiagnosed".

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Routine operations: Is a crisis brewing?

The A&E system has survived winter, but has the effort come at a price? Latest waiting time statistics for non-emergency hospital operations suggest it might.

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