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Tafida Raqeeb: Brain-damaged girl can go abroad for treatment

The parents of a brain-damaged girl will be allowed to take her abroad to continue her treatment, the High Court has ruled. Five-year-old Tafida Raqeeb has been on life support at ...

Drug exports restricted ‘to protect NHS patients’

The UK government has announced a ban on some drug exports to protect NHS patients’ access to medicines. The 24 medicines affected include hormone replacement therapy drugs, ...

Liverpool doctor told to leave UK or face prison

The Home Office has agreed to reconsider the case of a young doctor who was ordered to leave the country following an “administrative issue”. Mu-Chun Chiang, who has lived ...

Worcestershire Royal Hospital: Ambulance’s 11-hour wait

An ambulance crew had to wait more than 11 hours to offload a patient at a hospital where A&E delays have prompted safety fears. On the same day, 34 ambulance patients waited ...

Beyonce’s father Mathew Knowles reveals breast cancer diagnosis

Mathew Knowles, the father of pop singers Beyonce and Solange Knowles, has revealed he has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The 67-year-old has spoken about his condition in an ...

Is red meat back on the menu?

A controversial study says cutting down on sausages, mince, steak and all other forms of red or processed meat is a waste of time for most people. The report – which disagrees ...

‘Revolutionary’ drug for prostate cancer

Olaparib could become a revolutionary treatment for prostate cancer – the first genetically targeted drug for fighting the disease, say experts. The precision medicine is already ...

Inequalities in heart attack care ‘costing women’s lives’

Women who suffer heart attacks are dying needlessly because they fail to recognise their symptoms and receive poorer care than men. says a British Heart Foundation report. Over 10 ...

Cocaine and alcohol a ‘deadly combination’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Mixing cocaine and alcohol together creates a “deadly combination” which can increase violent and impulsive ...

Government plans 40 hospital projects and a mental health services pilot

The government has pledged billions for hospital projects across England, at the start of the Conservative party conference. The plans include a £2.7bn investment for six hospitals ...