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Scandal of doctors who get cash from healthcare firms for patient referrals

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Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection

The removal of fat around the chin typically involves more radical procedures

The Conservative party is ahead of Labour in the polls for the first time since 2011, with the NHS likely to matter more to people than the economy when they decide how to vote in the general election (EPA)

UK general election - 100 days to go: Miliband and Cameron neck and neck in fight for voters' trust on NHS

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Patients with chronic pain are supplementing strong opioid medication with cannabis

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A controversial plan to transfer the medical records of NHS patients from GP surgeries to a national database has failed to address a major privacy concern that jeopardises patient confidentiality

'Anonymous' NHS database could still allow patients to be identified, expert warns uploads 'anonymised' patient records and hospital admissions on to a national database that can be accessed for a fee by drug companies, academics and other approved researchers

A study has found that people are failing to heed the early warning signs of cancer because they fear they may end up wasting their doctor’s time over trivial symptoms

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‘My brothers in Paradise tell me what I must do,’ said Joan of Arc, who claimed that her orders came from saints and angels

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It may not always be a sign of mental illness or need treating with medication

Cervical cancer: Charity urges women to post messy lipstick selfies to promote smear tests

One in three women ages 25-29 fail to attend their smear test appointment

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