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Disabled man's cancer care criticised

Image caption Ian’s family were told he was dying The failure to offer a learning disabled young man cancer treatment has been described as a shocking example of health inequalities by charities. Ian Shaw was sent home to die, but a doctor queried that decision after seeing his story on the BBC. Ian, 35, who […]

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Talking openly

“How’s your chlamydia?” Not an easy conversation to have with a doctor, let alone your friends or your partner. And according to new research from Public Health England, sexual health is still very hard to talk about. Of the 2,000 16-24 year olds they spoke to, 56% of men and 43% of women said they […]

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Four Seasons Health Care gains breathing space

Image copyright Getty Images Care home company Four Seasons Health Care has won a reprieve on a major debt repayment which threatened the future of the firm. The group, which looks after 17,000 elderly and vulnerable residents, had been due to make an interest payment of £26m by Friday. However, Four Seasons has only £24.8m […]

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Haemophilia A trial results 'mind-blowing'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFather-of-two Jake Omer was born with haemophilia A British doctors say they have achieved “mind-blowing” results in an attempt to rid people of haemophilia A. Patients are born with a genetic defect that means they do not produce a protein needed to stop bleeding. Thirteen patients given […]

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Booze calculator

How does your drinking measure up to the average in countries around the world? Find out below if you are similar to a boozy Belarusian or a teetotal Kuwaiti. You drink most like you’re from (but this is not a very good match) Not a drinker?Most people from Kuwait also abstain How apt! You Litres […]

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Liver surgeon Simon Bramhall marked initials on patients

Image caption Simon Bramhall was a liver, spleen and pancreas surgeon A surgeon who marked his initials on the livers of two transplant patients has admitted assault by beating. Simon Bramhall, 53, committed the offences at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital in February and August 2013. The liver, spleen and pancreas surgeon was suspended later that […]

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Is England a healthy nation?

The annual Health Survey for England has been published. The poll of 10,000 people is essentially the stock-take of the nation’s health, measuring everything from exercise habits to happiness. So what does it tell us about the health and wellbeing of people in England? 1. Obsessed with weight, but with good reason Nearly half of […]