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VIDEO: PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020

Patients in England will be able to visit their GP seven days a week by 2020, David Cameron has promised. The prime minister has unveiled a further £100m from April 2015 for a fund set up in 2013 to improve … Continue reading

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VIDEO: PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020

Patients in England will be able to visit their GP seven days a week by 2020, David Cameron has promised. The prime minister has unveiled a further £100m from April 2015 for a fund set up in 2013 to improve … Continue reading

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Antibiotic ‘link to child obesity’

30 September 2014 Last updated at 05:02 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Antibiotics targeted at specific bugs did not lead to weight gain Young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are at greater risk than those … Continue reading

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Antibiotic ‘link to child obesity’

30 September 2014 Last updated at 05:02 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Antibiotics targeted at specific bugs did not lead to weight gain Young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are at greater risk than those … Continue reading

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Boy’s life-support should end

30 September 2014 Last updated at 13:32 A boy with irreversible brain damage should be taken off a life-support machine despite the objections of his parents, a High Court judge has ruled. Ms Justice Russell said she had reached her … Continue reading

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Boy’s life-support should end

30 September 2014 Last updated at 13:32 A boy with irreversible brain damage should be taken off a life-support machine despite the objections of his parents, a High Court judge has ruled. Ms Justice Russell said she had reached her … Continue reading

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AUDIO: Partner stopping chemo was ‘dreadful’

Actress Lynda Bellingham says she plans to stop receiving chemotherapy for her terminal cancer in November. The 66-year-old Oxo advert star and Loose Women panellist told the Sunday Mirror she wanted one last Christmas with her family, and then pass … Continue reading

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Suspended between life and death

14 September 2014 Last updated at 01:00 By Claudia Hammond BBC Health Check When Ariel Sharon died in January this year, eight years after a stroke, he’d survived for longer than would probably be expected had he lived elsewhere in … Continue reading

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Midwives vote for strike action

29 September 2014 Last updated at 17:11 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Midwives will be joining other NHS workers in England in a strike over pay next month. The Royal College of Midwives announced 82% of its members … Continue reading

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The struggle to claim the month of October

23 September 2014 Last updated at 14:36 Magazine Monitor A collection of cultural artefacts Separate campaigns are urging people to give up alcohol and tobacco for October. Why is a month the standard unit of doing worthwhile things, asks Jon … Continue reading

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