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Vasile Belea was separated from his son in Stockwell station when the tube doors closed on him before he could enter the train carriage

Consumer rights: Woman, 70, was not to blame for cashpoint scam

What are your rights if someone is behind you at the bank machine and steals your card from under your nose?

'Exciting breakthrough' offers hope to thousands of arthritis sufferers

A simple blood test could lead to a "new era" of tailored therapy for rheumatoid arthritis, it was claimed today.

Rheumatoid arthritis 'costs up to £8bn a year'

Rheumatoid arthritis may be costing the UK economy almost £8 billion a year, a new report has claimed.

Vioxx ruling gives hope for payouts to British ‘victims’

Court says painkiller that doubles risk of heart attack is ‘not fit to be on market'

Company 'knew of drug fears before withdrawal'

Evidence that the painkiller Vioxx might increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes emerged nearly four years before the drug was voluntarily withdrawn from the market, research has shown.

AIT and former boss raise their offer for Goldshield

The race for generic drug-maker Goldshield intensified yesterday when AIT Investments, a consortium led Israel's Fuhrer family and the group's former chief executive Ajit Patel, offered £176.8m for the company.

Jeremy Laurance: Hammer toes and bunions

The surgery

Guitar legend Les Paul dies aged 94

Legendary guitarist and inventor Les Paul, who pioneered designs of electric guitars, has died of complications from pneumonia at a New York hospital, his lawyer said on Thursday. He was 94.

Loan shark fears sparked woman's strokes

A mother-of-four suffered two strokes and a brain haemorrhage from the stress of owing a loan shark thousands of pounds, a court heard today.

The Hacker: Water torture and bunker mentality but headmaster's still a class act

Maurice was explaining to a hushed bar in the club on Thursday night how he had managed to take 18 on the eighth hole last weekend when one of the listeners exclaimed: "I would have packed it in there and then."

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Want to live longer? Carry on laughing

A good chuckle doesn't just cheer us up. Doctors are discovering that it can ease pain and even help fight disease. Go on, have a giggle, says Roger Dobson

Leading article: A poisonous legacy of denial

Seventeen years after the end of the first Gulf War, when a coalition of 34 nations, led by Britain and America, successfully expelled Iraqi forces from Kuwait, many veterans still live in the shadow of the conflict. Nearly 6,000 British servicemen remain ill – as do thousands more in the US – with an array of symptoms ranging from depression and pain, to arthritis and memory loss. None of these conditions can be explained away by the ravages of battle.

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