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French study finds higher incidence in elderly people who have had operations

Jackson jury get the weekend off

Jurors considering the case against Michael Jackson's doctor ended their first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict or asking any questions indicating how far along they have got in their discussions.

Brown is like dental treatment with no anaesthetic, said Blair

Tony Blair found it so difficult to work with Gordon Brown that he complained that "dealing with GB is like having dental treatment with no anaesthetic", Alistair Darling recalls in his memoirs.

Hospital admits error that paralysed girl

A teenage schoolgirl was left paralysed from the waist down when a spinal anaesthetic was left in too long after a routine operation, a hospital has admitted.

Tom Sutcliffe: Not all boredom makes you drowsy

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Liam Fox defends Mideast arms sales

Britain should seek to retain a "healthy slice" of the defence market in the Middle East, Defence Secretary Liam Fox said today.

Execution using UK drugs 'may have gone wrong'

An American prisoner in Georgia was executed with British drugs despite testimony from defence lawyers and a medical expert that one of the chemicals might have been ineffective and beyond its shelf life.

Judge orders Michael Jackson doctor to stand trial

A judge today ordered the personal physician of Michael Jackson to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter after hearing testimony that he administered a dose of a powerful anesthetic and other sedatives then left the pop star alone.

Paul Sherwood: Pioneering anaesthetist and physician who developed the Sherwood Technique for the relief of back pain

The eminent Harley Street physician Paul Sherwood has died at the age of 93. From his early beginnings as an anaesthetist, it was his lifelong work dedicated to non-specific back pain that earned him the reputation as a pioneer in this field.

Woman who concealed stillborn babies avoids jail

A woman who concealed the births of four stillborn babies and kept three of them in her wardrobe for two decades escaped jail today.

The Slice: Cutting to See Architectural Association Gallery, London

Beauty is in the beholding of the eye – whichever way you slice it

Bid to ban export of 'execution' drug

An attempt will be made at the High Court today to prevent a British company exporting a drug which could be used in the execution of US prisoners.

MP in call for pre-abortion counselling provision

Doctors give more information to patients with ingrowing toenails than they do to vulnerable women seeking abortions, a Tory MP said.

Legal bid to stop export of 'execution drug'

Campaigners launched legal action today in an attempt to ban the export from Britain of an anaesthetic used to execute prisoners in the United States.

British company link to drug used in execution

The suspected source of the drug used in the execution of death-row prisoners in the US has been identified as a British company in Berkshire.

Simon Carr: The Commons bullies have got it in for Tristan Hunt

Sketch: You know how your face feels after too much dental anaesthetic? That's what Ed Miliband looks like
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Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

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Markus Persson: If being that rich is so bad, why not just give it all away?

That's a bit rich

The billionaire inventor of computer game Minecraft says he is bored, lonely and isolated by his vast wealth. If it’s that bad, says Simon Kelner, why not just give it all away?
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Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Wales last qualified for major tournament in 1958 but after several near misses the current crop can book place at Euro 2016 and end all the indifference
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Forgotten XV of the rugby World Cup

Now the squads are out, Chris Hewett picks a side of stars who missed the cut
A groundbreaking study of 'Britain's Atlantis' long buried at the bottom of the North Sea could revolutionise how we see our prehistoric past

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Scientific study beneath North Sea could revolutionise how we see the past
The Queen has 'done and said nothing that anybody will remember,' says Starkey

The Queen has 'done and said nothing that anybody will remember'

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'Gibraltar is British, and it is going to stay British forever'

'Gibraltar is British, and it is going to stay British forever'

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Britain is still addicted to 'dirty coal'

Britain still addicted to 'dirty' coal

Biggest energy suppliers are more dependent on fossil fuel than a decade ago
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