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Ed Miliband addresses an audience in the Brooks Building of Manchester Metropolitan University on the subject of healthcare, on Tuesday

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The principle involves meditation and concentration on the world around us

The latest studies have found that smokers who use e-cigarettes daily are more likely to cut back on tobacco cigarettes than those who use them less regularly

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Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, posing for pictures on the birth of their first son Prince George St Mary's Hospital in London

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Mothers suffering from same condition as the Duchess of Cambridge often don't receive the same level of care

Bruce Forsyth backs assisted dying campaign: 'If I had Alzheimer's or dementia I would do something about it'

His first wife, Penny Calvert, died from dementia in a care home last year

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Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, talks to medical staff prior to delivering a speech in 2013 on the ‘silent scandal’ of errors in the NHS

NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

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Six types of obese individual, researchers find

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Contraceptive pills could contribute to poor mental health, neuroscientists have found

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Austerity is having a 'profoundly disturbing' effect on Britain's mental health, say experts

Austerity and cuts to benefits designed to drive people to work is having a “profoundly disturbing” effect on the people’s mental health, according to a letter signed by hundreds of psychotherapists, councillors and other experts in the field.

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