Life and Style ban would only affect England

Health campaigners say ban could protect nearly half a million children who are exposed second-hand smoke every week

Municipal workers repair damaged cables outside a zinc factory building where about 600 square meters of its roof collapsed after a meteorite exploded over the Chelyabinsk region

Russia's meteor-hit region begins clean-up

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GMC investigates senior Department of Health manager over claims she put targets ahead of patient safety

A senior Department of Health manager is under investigation by the General Medical Council over allegations that she ordered a hospital trust to hit its waiting list targets “whatever the demand.”

Minister was wrong to say obese children come from poorer homes

Children from middle-class families are generally fatter than their poorer counterparts, according to new research.

Editorial: So much must change to ensure Mid Staffs can never be repeated

The account of NHS priorities twisted so inhumanely out of shape is chilling

Fertility regulator wins reprieve

Britain’s fertility regulator, which polices one of the most controversial areas of medicine, has been reprieved.

Hospital faces fines because it is 'too popular'

One of Britain's best hospitals is facing fines of more than £500,000 a month from April because it is too popular.

Among old people, more than half live alone, 17 per cent are in contact with family, friends and neighbours less than once a week, and almost five million say the television is their main form of company

Is this the loneliest generation?

The Government is trying to quantify social isolation amid health fears

EU agency backs Pill after France blood clot scare

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has had to reassure women about the safety of the contraceptive pill in response to public alarm that has swept France, where dozens of women are suing manufacturers for potentially fatal blood clots they suffered while taking it.

In-debt South London Healthcare NHS Trust 'should be broken up'

A debt-ridden NHS trust which was on the brink of bankruptcy should be dissolved, an official consultation has concluded.

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt visits Kings College Hospital

Health experts reject 'friends and family' test

Prime Minister insists patient survey will go ahead amid growing opposition within NHS

Friends and family could be just another box-ticking exercise

The friends-and-family test is intended to provide guidance for patients' loved ones, helping them choose the best hospital should they need an operation at a later date, for instance.

Ex-NHS policy chief Alasdair Liddell dies aged 63

Respected health expert and former NHS policy chief Alasdair Liddell has died.

In the case of Baby P, different doctors, social workers and other authorities failed to join up the toddler's history to spot there was serious abuse

It's good to have child accidents on record

A new system would ensure that a child's medical history was available to all doctors

A graphic image from the £2.7m DoH campaign

Shock smoking adverts to return after failure of softer approach

A tumour growing from a cigarette will be the first image of a hard-hitting government campaign launched today to highlight the dangers of smoking.

Britain’s medics urged to volunteer in disaster zones

British medical personnel are being encouraged to volunteer to help with the Government’s humanitarian emergency response to disasters overseas, under a new arrangement announced today.

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