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19 September 2014 Last updated at 07:48

Cancer test 'Jolie effect' foundAngelina Jolie

Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists.


Healthcare team of nurses and doctors Health services finances 'worsening'

Supposedly-elite NHS foundation trusts in England are running up an overall deficit for the first time, the regulator is expected to say later.

An overweight child can't do up his trousersObesity the new smoking - NHS boss

Obesity is the new smoking in terms of the impact on health and the cost to the NHS, the head of the NHS in England says.

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Health workers wearing protective clothing prepare to carry an abandoned dead body presenting with Ebola symptoms at Duwala market in Monrovia August 17, 2014.Ebola crisis

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Ebola trial volunteer immunised

A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus has begun in Oxford.

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Nick Triggle Article written by Nick Triggle Nick Triggle Health correspondent

Is it time for a mental health waiting target?

Targets are an intrinsic part of the culture of the NHS. Is it time they were extended to mental health services, asks Nick Triggle.

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