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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:02:44 GMT

Jul 24, 2014 04:26AM

Fewer young smokers and drinkers

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

Jul 24, 2014 08:55AM

Government 'loses 700m NHS IT case'

Taxpayers could be hit with a 700m bill after the government reportedly loses a legal fight with Fujitsu.

Jul 24, 2014 08:37AM

A&E units miss 12-hour wait targets

The 12-hour waiting time target for Northern Ireland A&E units was breached more than 700 times between April and June, according to the latest figures.

Jul 23, 2014 04:55PM

Paracetamol for back pain questioned

Taking paracetamol for lower back pain does not improve recovery time or provide any greater pain relief than using a placebo, scientists say.

Jul 24, 2014 05:30AM

Contraceptive pill safe for all women

A review of morning-after contraceptive pills has concluded that they are suitable for heavier women.

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Jul 24, 2014 07:59AM

Jul 15, 2014 04:15AM

You won't believe the 'after' pics

Robert and Jessica Foster lost 160 and 120 pounds respectively after an emotional conversation. See their amazing transformation:

Jul 11, 2014 02:31PM

Lost 153 pounds, proved doc wrong

Kerry Hoffman started working out five days a week and tracking calories to go from 343 pounds to 190. See his amazing transformation.

Jun 30, 2014 04:47AM

Running, but no longer hiding

After a disastrous 30th, Sarah Evans vowed to enjoy her future birthdays. So she took up running -- and lost 120 pounds.

Jul 16, 2014 08:40AM

Get off the sideline, into the race

Only a few short months ago, I was a spectator.

Jul 16, 2014 08:40AM

If I can run, so can you

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be able to say, "I've run a 5K."

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:12:42 GMT

By DENNIS ROSEN, M.D. on Jul 24, 2014 09:42AM

Well: Seeing the Child, Not the Disability

?People in health care, they don?t stare at my son like he?s some kind of freak, you know? They see him for who he is,? a patient?s mother said at a recent appointment.

By SUSAN GUBAR on Jul 24, 2014 08:45AM

Well: Living With Cancer: A Tour of Hospice

I welcomed the idea of touring a new hospice facility to confront my fears of pain while dying, writes Susan Gubar in her continuing ?Living With Cancer? series.

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR on Jul 24, 2014 08:12AM

Well: Acetaminophen No Better Than Placebo for Back Pain

In a large trial, researchers discovered that pills like Tylenol and Anacin worked no better than a placebo, but could help with other pains.

By EDUARDO PORTER on Jul 24, 2014 08:02AM

Economic Scene: A Dearth in Innovation for Key Drugs

While researchers pursue high-cost remedies for rare ailments, development of broadly useful drugs like antibiotics is lagging.

By AIMEE LEE BALL on Jul 24, 2014 06:02AM

Well: Photography as a Balm for Mental Illness

An online gallery was created to provide a supportive community for photographers affected by mental illness.

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Jul 24, 2014 09:30AM

Jul 24, 2014 09:30AM

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

MIAMI (AP) ? Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180.

Jul 23, 2014 10:27PM

China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague

BEIJING (AP) ? A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's official news agency reported Thursday.

Jul 24, 2014 03:51AM

GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot

LONDON (AP) ? Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency.

Jul 24, 2014 09:30AM

Israeli shelling kills at least 15 in UN Gaza shelter - health ministry

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - At least 15 people were killed and many wounded on Thursday when Israeli forces shelled a U.N.-run school sheltering Palestinians in northern Gaza, said a spokesman for the Gaza health ministry, Ashraf al-Qidra. The director of a local hospital said various medical centers around Beit Hanoun in the coastal enclave were receiving the wounded. "Such a massacre requires more than one hospital to deal with it," said Ayman Hamdan of the Beit Hanoun hospital. Israel said its troops were engaged in combat in the area with Hamas gunmen and it was investigating the incident at the school.

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