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If you go down to the woods today you’re sure for a big surprise – especially if you have dogs.

Andy McSmith: Flat on your back in a mixed ward, you see another side to the NHS

I have discovered a quick route into hospital. All you need to do is to ring up and say you're having chest pains.

The sweet smell of stating the blindingly obvious

I could have told the academics for nothing that men have a lower pain threshold than women

Muddle stops medical use of maggots

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Enterprise: Dentist's ring of confidence may yet have rivals spitting

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Hospital Scandal: Why did this man... think it was right to butcher these babies?

Doctors think it's fine to use organs from dead children for research and training; grieving parents are horrified. The gulf between public expectation and medical practice has never been wider

The Bradley family buried baby Niamh for the second time on Thursday. They placed a small oak casket containing her heart, lungs and brain in the same grave at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Ainsdale, near Liverpool, where Niamh was first buried in October 1990.

She had survived just over a month after being born with a congenital heart problem on 18 August 1990. But it took nine years to reunite her with the body organs that her parents never knew had been taken during a post-mortem examination at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool.

Books: Vile bodies glimpsed in the glades of Oxbridge

The Dons by Noel Annan HarperCollins pounds 17.99

Anyone for pesticide?

Students, the homeless and the hard-up are among those signing up as guinea-pigs to test new chemicals.
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