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Frequent, moderate physical activity can delay the start of dementia

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Britons are failing to eat the recommended daily amount of fruit and vegetables – despite the five-a-day policy being introduced more than a decade ago, according to a new study.

Free childcare helps mothers of young children to earn again

Mothers priced out of the UK workforce by high childcare costs

The situation puts Britain behind the rest of the industrialised world in helping women with families back into paid work

Determined: Danny Bond, seen here in 2001, eventually decided to starve himself to death

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The decision in Belgium to allow euthanasia for sick children raises questions about the fitness of young people to make life-and-death decisions, and about medical ethics

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'Pick up the reins, stand to post, and sort this out': Father's tweet makes NHS director order fast-track inquiry into child deaths at Bristol hospital

England's top doctor has ordered an independent review of a hospital where child heart patients died, after he dramatically circumvented NHS complaints procedures to personally meet bereaved families.

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NHS adviser Sir Stuart Rose has private health link

The former Marks & Spencer’s boss appointed by Jeremy Hunt to advise on improving the NHS could “make a fortune” from hospital takeovers by private companies, the country’s biggest union has claimed.

Two thirds of hospitals missed Government waiting times targets

Bad week for A&E: Worst performance since April 2013

Over 23,000 patients had to wait for over four hours; 33 people waited more than 12 hours to be seen

Former M&S boss Sir Stuart Rose will be advising the government on how to turn around failing hospitals

This is not just an ordinary NHS bypass... Former M&S boss Sir Stuart Rose to advise Government on failing hospitals

The former boss of Marks & Spencer is to advise the Government on how to turn around failing hospitals, the Health Secretary has announced.

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