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How fast is the ambulance service where you live?

Image copyright Getty ImagesCritically injured patients in rural areas are at risk due to the time it takes the ambulance service to reach them,...

Is it time for ‘smear test’ to be rebranded?

Image copyright Getty ImagesThe government has launched its first cervical screening advertising campaign in England, as the numbers of women taking part have hit...

‘Not enough ambulances to cover rural areas’

A BBC News investigation has found that patients needing emergency care in rural areas in Britain are waiting on average 50% longer for an...

Raw-meat dog food ‘risk to owners’

Image copyright Getty ImagesMany raw-meat dog foods contain high levels of bacteria that pose a risk to animals and humans, experts warn. Owners are at...

Nutrient supplement ‘boosts growth of breastfed premature babies’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Nearly half of babies born before 37 weeks suffer from growth failureA supplement given to breastfed premature babies after...

Aston University develops E.coli-killing glass

Image caption Dr Richard Martin said the technique could change how hospitals guard against infectionsScientists are developing a technique similar to medieval stained glass-making...

HRT: Women told not to be alarmed by Alzheimer’s study

Image copyright Getty ImagesGPs are urging women not to be alarmed by research linking long-term hormone replacement therapy (HRT) use with a small increased...

NHS signals four-hour A&E target may end

Image copyright mattjeacockThe four-hour A&E target may be dropped under plans announced by NHS England. NHS bosses have unveiled plans for an overhaul of the...

Cochlear implants to benefit more people with hearing loss

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cochlear implants work by turning sound into electrical signals and sending them to the inner earHundreds more children and...

Spinal muscular atrophy: Families plead for drug to slow disease

Image copyright Katie Prescott Image caption Heidi Prescott-Booth's family have adapted their home, widening doors and creating a downstairs bedroomParents with children who have a...
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