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Apr 20, 2014 05:03PM

Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'

The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.

Apr 18, 2014 05:03AM

Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'

Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.

Apr 18, 2014 09:00AM

NHS data-sharing scheme 'mishandled'

The chair of the panel set up to advise ministers on the governance of NHS data tells the BBC the programme was "mishandled".

Apr 18, 2014 01:56AM

Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed

A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.

Apr 17, 2014 04:01PM

Bullied children still suffer at 50

Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.

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Apr 20, 2014 07:41AM

Apr 14, 2014 11:06AM

She found love, left sugar, lost weight

Cady Stanton used to find solace in the sweet taste of ice cream. Now she finds solace in her new self image.

Apr 08, 2014 03:58AM

Pitcher drops 162 pounds

Denny McLain is a recognizable name to almost any baseball fan. But even his best friends wouldn't recognize him today.

Apr 01, 2014 04:10AM

She bet she'd lose -- and won!

Sara Lugger was skeptical as she placed her first $5 bet. But she realized that all she had to lose was 140 pounds.

Apr 09, 2014 04:17AM

5 myths about the ER, debunked

Several myths prevail about what you can expect in the emergency room. Here are five that need to be declared DOA.

Apr 07, 2014 06:48AM

Denying drugs for the dying

The FDA program that allows patients to use experimental drugs is called "compassionate use." Some, including a biotechnology industry group, wonder if there might be a way to make it a little more compassionate.

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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:21:57 GMT


U.N. Struggles to Stem Haiti Cholera Epidemic

The United Nations, facing a shortage of supplies to handle the epidemic, refuses to address whether its peacekeepers brought a deadly strain of the disease into the country.

By MARK OPPENHEIMER on Apr 19, 2014 11:31AM

Dispatch: Let Them Drink Chocolate

Controlling kids? eating may be misguided.

By DAVID JOLLY on Apr 19, 2014 11:28AM

Jacques Servier, 92, Dies; Accused of Hiding the Risks of Drugs

Laboratoires Servier, the pharmaceutical company founded by Mr. Servier, was hailed as a champion of French business until its diabetes drug was withdrawn from the market.

By MILT FREUDENHEIM on Apr 19, 2014 09:23AM

House Calls Are Making a Comeback

Visits by palliative care specialists let medical professionals monitor patients? physical and emotional health and arrange help with needed tasks.

By JONATHAN MARTIN on Apr 19, 2014 09:15AM

Democrats Confront Vexing Politics Over the Health Care Law

Democrats may ultimately see political benefit from the law. But people helped by it are among the least likely to vote.

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Apr 18, 2014 10:18PM

Apr 18, 2014 10:18PM

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, file photo, taken in Washington, shows part of the website page featuring information about the SHOP Marketplace. People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama?s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government?s vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed computer virus. Senior administration officials said there is no indication that the site has been compromised and the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)WASHINGTON (AP) ? People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.

Apr 18, 2014 02:35PM

Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

NEW YORK (AP) ? About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders.

Apr 18, 2014 02:25PM

Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) ? A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast.

Apr 20, 2014 05:49PM

Country singer and cancer survivor Kevin Sharp dies at 43

Kevin Sharp, who survived cancer as a teenager and went on to become a successful country music singer in the 1990s, died late Saturday, according to his website. Sharp, a California native, recorded several hit singles in mid-1990s, including his version of the song "Nobody Knows," which held the top spot on Billboard's Hot Country Single & Track for four weeks. Sharp was diagnosed in high school with a rare form of bone cancer that had spread to his lungs, according to his website, and he became involved in the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a non-profit that seeks to provide wish-fulfillment experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses. Sharp's cancer went into remission in 1991, and he launched his musical career while staying active in Make-A-Wish, becoming a national spokesman for the organization, according to his website.

Apr 20, 2014 01:00PM

Sleeping California teen killed when car plows into apartment

(Reuters) - A 16-year-old girl asleep in her bed was killed early Sunday when a suspected drunk driver careened into an apartment building in southern California, law enforcement officials said. The crash occurred at 3:15 a.m. local time in Palmdale, which is located about 63 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Robert Rodriguez, 20, of Palmdale, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and was charged at the Palmdale Sheriff's Station with vehicular manslaughter, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. "The driver was at a high rate of speed and either tried to turn or lost control, impacted the curb and went into the apartment building," Sergeant David Sauer of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

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