The plan could lead to up to 15,000 people being operated on annually

NHS could triple number of weight-loss surgeries to reduce number of obese Britons

New Nice guidance prioritises surgery for anyone with a BMI of 30 or more

Care Minister, and Lib Dem MP, Norman Lamb

Minister: Children with mental health problems should 'never' be kept in cells

Care minster Norman Lamb wants to stamp out the practise

Former Home Office minister Norman Baker says there is 'hysteria' over drug use in the UK

Alcohol is far more deadly than cannabis, former minister Norman Baker says

Just 13 deaths were related to cannabis use last year

Exam pressure is driving more teens to eating disorders and self-harm

Child psychologist Professor Tanya Byron hits out

Samsung’s ‘eyemouse’ lets anyone control computers with just their eyes

Eyecan can be made cheaply with easily acquired tools

New £3 pill that will help stop you drinking too much available on the NHS

Excessive drinking among some group is said to be an 'epidemic'

As many as 15 per cent of patients who come to A&E could be treated by GPs

Report: GPs on call at A&E could reduce pressure on services

As many as 15 per cent of patients who come to A&E could be treated by GPs

Midland Metropolitan Hospital will cater for more than half a million people

Report: New PFI initiative will saddle NHS trusts with worse debts than before

"PF2 will deliver high returns to private investors at the risk of the health of the NHS"

BBC's Panorama showed serious abuse by workers at Winterbourne View

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Patients with learning difficulties should be transferred to home and community care

El Niño is a cyclical weather pattern that occurs every three to seven years mostly on the Pacific coast of South America

El Niño storms blamed for stunting growth in Peruvian children

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Hand dryers splatter bacteria into air and onto users, report warns

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Approximately 152,000 people suffer a stroke in the UK every year. Most are suffered by the over 65s, but they can affect people of any age.

Scientists discover 'stroke protection gene' – that also guards against heart attack and migraine

Researchers hale 'important breakthrough'

Harvard researchers noted a clear association between high yoghurt consumption and low risk of type 2 diabetes

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Peach smell is just a signal that the more important things are working, company says

Xbox controller pulls actual blood out of players’ arms when they’re shot

Kickstarter project will fund new kit, named 'Blood Sport', which makers hope will encourage blood donation

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