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Drinking beer

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In general, more adults are choosing to drink less or be teetotal

More than 300 new cases of the bacterial infection were reported in England last week. Photo posed by model

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Britain is facing an outbreak of scarlet fever

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The study found the effects on cancer risk were the same for the two main types of HRT

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Dangers are slightly greater than previously thought

For every A&E department seeing 50,000 patients a year, exit block accounted for 13 deaths

Delays in moving patients from A&E to hospital could cause 'hundreds of deaths a year'

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Sex a 'miracle cure staring us in the face', doctors say

50% the population does not do enough exercise

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Coming out in school led to lower levels of depression in early adulthood, according to the study

Gay pupils end up happier if they come out at school, new research suggests

New research suggests that teenagers should not be advised to keep their sexuality quiet

“Freedom to Speak Up Guardians” would be taken on at all NHS trusts

NHS whistleblower report: hospitals to get 'guardians' to protect staff who speak out

Every hospital in England will have a whistleblowers’ “guardian” to protect and advise staff who speak out about wrongdoing and patient safety fears in the NHS. 

Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon, where the CQC found ‘significant failings’

Hinchingbrooke Hospital: Britain's only privately run NHS hospital appeals for £10m taxpayer-funded bailout

Widely seen as a test case for health service outsourcing, it received a highly critical inspection report by the Care Quality Commission last month

The study found that obesity leads to damage to the mitochondria

Health risks for obese mothers and their babies can be reversed

Obese and overweight women are more likely to have fertility problems

Billy Boyle says the Lung Cancer Indicator Detection (LuCID) device could be made available to GPs within the next two years

Lung cancer breathalyser to go on trial in NHS hospitals by summer 2015

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Kate Gross’s battle with the disease inspired her husband’s ‘cancer breathalyser’

'Cancer breathalyser': Man whose wife died of cancer invents breathalyser that can detect the disease

Kate Gross – a former adviser to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown – died on Christmas Day last year, aged 36

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