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Some cancer patients are being “written off” as being too old for treatment, a charity has warned.

Doctors want smoking ban extended to cars

Medical leaders want to extend the smoking ban to cars after research found "compelling" evidence to support the move.

'High risk' health reforms warning

The Government today described as "disappointing" a call by the British Medical Association (BMA) for it to withdraw or significantly amend its health reforms, which posed an "unacceptably high risk to the NHS".

Treasury committee demands overhaul of 'poor value' PFI

An influential committee of MPs launched a stinging attack on the private finance initiative (PFI) yesterday and claimed it offered taxpayers "poor value for money".

Leap in waiting times for key NHS health tests despite Cameron's pledge

The number of NHS patients waiting more than three months for tests has increased nine-fold in a year.

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We badly need an alcohol strategy, but executives from the drinks industry are not the people we want writing it.

Drinks industry takes a hold on government alcohol policy

The alcohol industry has tightened its grip on a key government policy-making committee that is responsible for reducing the harm of excessive drinking.

Organ donor rules must change, say doctors

Doctors have demanded a change in the rules on organ donation to save more lives.

Doctors argue against changes on organ donation

Some doctors are to argue against moves towards an organ donation system of presumed consent in the UK.

Leading article: NHS pledges with a political purpose

David Cameron was confident and fluent in his keynote speech on the NHS yesterday but its content did not add up to much. The five pledges he made were anodyne: he wants to spend more, keep waiting lists low, improve integrated care not hinder it, and all the rest. He could hardly have said the opposite.

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"Even its staunchest defenders would struggle to describe chess as sexy, but the growing stature of Magnus Carlson could change all that. Not only is the 20-year-old Norwegian the number two ranked chess player in the world, but he is also carving out a highly successful career in the world of fashion modelling."

No 10 tries to buy off doctors over NHS reforms

David Cameron signalled yesterday that the overhaul of the National Health Service could be delayed in the face of resistance from doctors and nurses.

Nurses vote for strike ballot over pay freeze

Nursing leaders dealt another blow to ministers yesterday by voting overwhelmingly to ballot for industrial action if the Government attempted to freeze their pay.

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