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Breast cancer drug price cut urged

Doctor inspecting x-rays

Campaigners urge pharmaceutical giant Roche to lower the cost of a pioneering breast cancer drug as the NHS prepares to rejects its use on price grounds.

  • 23 April 2014

Cancer teen hits £1m charity target

A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises more than £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: Stoke & Staffordshire

'A third' can't afford healthy food

High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.

  • 23 April 2014

Most of Clwyd's NHS claims rejected

Some serious complaints made by a Labour MP over the hospital care given to her late husband are rejected following an independent investigation.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: Wales

Hospice boss cleared of misconduct

The director of care at a children's hospice is cleared of professional misconduct over the way she dealt with a dying teenager.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: Wales

Novartis in $16bn GSK division deal

Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drugmakers, strike a multi-billion-dollar deal to join forces and reshape their businesses.

  • 22 April 2014
  • From the section: Business

Violent crime 'continues to fall'

Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

Trust 'failed' on 111 call answering

The South Western Ambulance Service chief executive says the service has "failed to deliver the performance required" in answering weekend calls to the NHS 111 number.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: England

Saudi health minister sacked

As Saudi Arabia dismisses its health minister, the Mers virus death toll continues to rise.

  • 22 April 2014

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.

  • 21 April 2014

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.

  • 18 April 2014

Scan training boosted by simulator

A new virtual reality training simulator could significantly increase the availability of ultrasound scanning worldwide, according to experts.

  • 22 April 2014
  • From the section: South East Wales

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 Care.data programme was "mishandled".

  • 18 April 2014