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Heart disease deaths drop since smoking ban
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Heart disease deaths drop since smoking ban

Deaths from heart disease have fallen by more than a fifth since indoor smoking in public places was banned in England 10 years ago, new figures reveal.

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Public dissatisfaction with NHS at record high
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Public dissatisfaction with NHS at record high

Fewer people are satisfied with the NHS than are dissatisfied, according to figures from the British Medical Association (BMA).

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‘Downturn’ of HIV epidemic among men
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‘Downturn’ of HIV epidemic among men

Public Health England has released data showing a ‘remarkable’ reduction in new HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men (MSM).

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Rising cost of NHS negligence claims ‘unsustainable’
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Rising cost of NHS negligence claims ‘unsustainable’

The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has called for urgent reform amid concerns that the cost of settling clinical negligence cases will double by 2023.

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Call for improved GP resources as postnatal depression missed
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Call for improved GP resources as postnatal depression missed

Postnatal depression is being missed by some GPs, suggests new research by the National Childbirth Trust (NCT).

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BMA: government fails to acknowledge NHS ‘at breaking point’
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BMA: government fails to acknowledge NHS ‘at breaking point’

The government is ‘sticking its head in the sand’ over the NHS and health care, says the British Medical Association (BMA).

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RCOG outlines steps to prevent baby deaths and injuries during birth
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RCOG outlines steps to prevent baby deaths and injuries during birth

A new report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) outlines key steps for preventing neonatal deaths and injuries on UK maternity wards.

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Study clarifies cancer risk for BRCA gene mutations
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Study clarifies cancer risk for BRCA gene mutations

A new study gives clinicians ‘enormous power’ to assess cancer risk across the lifespan in women with BRCA gene mutations.

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NHS appeal for more black people to give blood
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NHS appeal for more black people to give blood

The NHS has launched an appeal for more black people to donate blood, saying that 40,000 more donors are needed to meet growing demand.

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Medicine information leaflets too complex, say experts
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Medicine information leaflets too complex, say experts

Information leaflets found inside medicine packets are ‘too scary’ and ‘unreadable’, according to a new report from the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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Unions urge removal of NHS pay cap
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Unions urge removal of NHS pay cap

Health unions have issued a letter to the prime minister in a bid to scrap the 1% cap on pay rises for NHS employees.

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New ‘powerful’ 3-in-1 blood test for prostate cancer
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New ‘powerful’ 3-in-1 blood test for prostate cancer

Scientists have developed a new blood test that can predict which men with advanced prostate cancer might benefit from new personalized treatment.

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NICE recommends breast cancer drug for NHS use
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NICE recommends breast cancer drug for NHS use

Breast cancer patients could soon have access to the breast cancer drug trastuzumab emtansine on the NHS in England, following new draft guidance by NICE.

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More A&E funding to prepare for winter
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More A&E funding to prepare for winter

Hospital A&E departments in England are to receive a further £20.74 million to help them prepare for the increased pressures of next winter.

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