Health campaigners say ban could protect nearly half a million children who are exposed second-hand smoke every week
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Saturday 16 February 2013
Yesterday's blast was estimated to be as powerful as 20 Hiroshima bombs
GMC investigates senior Department of Health manager over claims she put targets ahead of patient safety
Thursday 14 February 2013
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.”
Tuesday 12 February 2013
Children from middle-class families are generally fatter than their poorer counterparts, according to new research.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
The account of NHS priorities twisted so inhumanely out of shape is chilling
Friday 25 January 2013
Britain’s fertility regulator, which polices one of the most controversial areas of medicine, has been reprieved.
Tuesday 22 January 2013
One of Britain's best hospitals is facing fines of more than £500,000 a month from April because it is too popular.
Sunday 13 January 2013
The Government is trying to quantify social isolation amid health fears
Friday 11 January 2013
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.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
A debt-ridden NHS trust which was on the brink of bankruptcy should be dissolved, an official consultation has concluded.
Sunday 06 January 2013
Prime Minister insists patient survey will go ahead amid growing opposition within NHS
Sunday 06 January 2013
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.
Friday 04 January 2013
Respected health expert and former NHS policy chief Alasdair Liddell has died.
Sunday 30 December 2012
A new system would ensure that a child's medical history was available to all doctors
Friday 28 December 2012
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.
Wednesday 26 December 2012
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.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'