Drugs Live cannabis trial: Hash is less harmful than any other drug, expert claims

Professor David Nutt says a distinction must be made between traditional varieties of cannabis and new types known as 'skunk'

How having just the one drink can make you look more gorgeous, according to science

But having more than one drink doesn't increase the effect

Expanding patients lists and problems with recruiting new doctors are among the main challenges for many general practices in England

500% increase in GP practises seeking advice on closure

169 GP surgeries contacted NHS England between April and December last year for advice on closing

James Titcombe’s son Joshua died nine days after his birth at Furness General

Report prompts NHS to launch a review into maternity care across England

Investigation into 12 Furness deaths found 'failures at almost every level'

People are often confused by flu-like symptoms

Flu is much less common in adults than you might think

Scientists claim adults over 30 might get it twice a decade

Drugs Live: Jon Snow, Jennie Bond, and unexpected successful people who have admitted to smoking cannabis

Barack Obama, Boris Johnson and she of pink bus fame Harriet Harman are among the names who have dabbled in the drug in the past

Furness General Hospital: 80 families are believed to have contacted solicitors

Morecambe Bay hospital report finds 'lethal mix' of failures led to 11 baby deaths

The investigation has recommended a national review of NHS maternity services

Runners wore face masks to combat the effects of heavy smog

China's 'Inconvenient Truth': video exposing country’s smog crisis watched 100 million times

Chinese government has committed to confront the company’s deepening environmental problems

Drinking three to five cups of a coffee a day could reduce risk of heart attacks, study finds

People drinking high levels of coffee are less likely to develop clogged arteries, which can lead to a heart attack

Studies into long-term use of paracetomol have found it can have adverse effects on the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system and the kidneys

Paracetamol should come with warnings about possible long-term health risks, say scientists

Paracetamol is widely considered to be a safe pain killer

Scientist have developed a test which predicts whether you'll live for another ten years

Running test reveals whether you will die in the next decade

The simple test only requires a treadmill

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the pelvic region of a man with prostate cancer (orange at centre)

Prostate cancer sufferers may need healthy-looking cells treated too

Healthy-looking cells next to prostate tumours are actually harbouring genetic mutations

Benefit cuts have a knock on effect for the children of those sanctioned

Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut

A report by a coalition of churches also found that more than 100 people with severe mental health problems a day were sanctioned

More than two thirds of smokers are killed by diseases caused by tobacco use, says study

Ten million smokers in the UK could expect to die 10 years earlier

Furness General Hospital: 80 families are believed to have contacted solicitors

Morecambe Bay Trust inquiry: Bereaved families braced for delayed report into maternity deaths

Investigation into three troubled hospitals will point to conflicts between staff members

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