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Sep 19, 2014 07:50AM

Health services finances 'worsening'

The NHS in England has run up a deficit of nearly 500m in the first few months of the financial year, official figures show.

Sep 19, 2014 06:31AM

Cancer test 'Jolie effect' found

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.

Sep 19, 2014 03:45AM

Pregnancy hormone link to poor maths

Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.

Sep 19, 2014 01:58AM

Ebola health team killed in Guinea

Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say.

Sep 18, 2014 03:46AM

Obesity 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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Sep 19, 2014 02:08PM

Sep 19, 2014 10:20AM

'Sumo wrestler' to distance runner

When Yusuke Kirimoto visited his relatives in Japan, they would jokingly say, "the sumo wrestler is back." Their comments prompted him to change his lifestyle -- and lose 102 pounds.

Sep 08, 2014 06:52AM

One dance class changed her life

Angela Baldwin can pinpoint the day she changed the course of her life.

Sep 08, 2014 06:54AM

Weight loss: What they never tell you

Shannon Britton lost 268 pounds after having gastric bypass surgery. What she's learned since then will surprise you.

Sep 01, 2014 05:58AM

Adam's story: 63 pills a day

The modest clinic on Milpas Street in laid-back Santa Barbara, California, was well known to patients seeking powerful pain medication.

Aug 15, 2014 12:55PM

Mental health help: Where to turn

Americans often don't know where to turn when dealing with a loved one with serious mental illness, but experts emphsize there are resources available.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:02:06 GMT

By PATRICK McGEEHAN on Sep 20, 2014 05:13PM

Terence Moakley, Advocate for Disabled, Dies at 69

Mr. Moakley, a quadriplegic, was not above staging public stunts to show how difficult it could be for the disabled to get around.

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL on Sep 20, 2014 01:18PM

Paying Till It Hurts: After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn?t Know

In a growing practice, medical assistants, consultants and other hospital staffers, often called in without patients? knowledge, are charging hefty fees.

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL on Sep 20, 2014 11:30AM

News Analysis: Can a Computer Replace Your Doctor?

Do state-of-the-art gadgets really help patients?

By JASON KARLAWISH on Sep 20, 2014 11:30AM

Opinion: Too Young to Die, Too Old to Worry

At some point, you have to start indulging in the pleasures of the present.

By JACKIE CALMES on Sep 20, 2014 08:05AM

To Win Back Older Voters, Democrats Talk Up Social Security

Looking to voters 65 and older who have been the party?s weak spot and who reliably turn out in midterm elections.

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Sep 02, 2014 11:30AM

Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents

This is an undated handout photos issued by England's Hampshire Police on Monday Sept. 1, 2014, of Brett King and Naghemeh King, the parents of Ashya King, who have legal proceedings against them continuing in Spain after they took the five-year-old brain cancer patient out of hospital without doctors' consent. Critically-ill 5-year-old boy Ashya King driven to Spain by his parents is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday Aug. 31 2014. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Hampshire Police)SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) ? Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United Kingdom after they took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent.

Sep 20, 2014 04:37PM

U.S. Military to Fight Ebola: 'What Does Victory Look Like?'

U.S. Military to Fight Ebola: 'What Does Victory Look Like?'In an August 22 column on the Ebola crisis, I noted that the current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa -- "the worst in recorded history" -- had claimed 1,350 lives. Less than a month later the World Health Organization reports that the number of people in West Africa who have contracted and died from Ebola has doubled to 2,622.On Thursday, in...

Sep 20, 2014 03:10PM

Sierra Leone burial team attacked despite lockdown

An empty street is seen at the start of a three-day national lockdown in FreetownBy Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - A team burying Ebola victims was attacked in Sierra Leone's capital on Saturday, a member of parliament said, as a small group defied a three-day lockdown aimed at halting the worst outbreak of the disease on record. In one of the most extreme measures since the epidemic began, Sierra Leone has ordered its population of 6 million to stay indoors as volunteers circulate to educate residents about the disease as well as isolate the sick and remove the dead. ...

Sep 20, 2014 02:17PM

Bill Clinton says must 'do whatever it takes' to fight Ebola

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton leads a panel discussion during the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in WashingtonBy Caren Bohan and Sharon Begley WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - New initiatives from the United States, Britain, France and other countries to help fight the Ebola epidemic that has been spreading exponentially in West Africa marked a "good beginning," former President Bill Clinton said on Saturday, but said the world will need to do more. "We're still a little behind the curve but we're getting there," Clinton told reporters in a conference call, a day before his charity, the Clinton Global Initiative, was set to begin its 10th annual meeting in New York. ...

Sep 20, 2014 01:29PM

Spain to fly back missionary with Ebola from S.Leone

An undated picture provided on September 20, 2014 by Juan Ciudad ONGD shows Brother Manuel Garcia Viejo with a patient at San Juan de Dios hospital in Lusar, Sierra LeoneMadrid (AFP) - Spain is sending a plane to fly a Catholic missionary infected with the deadly Ebola virus home from Sierra Leone, officials said Saturday.

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