Health campaigners say ban could protect nearly half a million children who are exposed second-hand smoke every week
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Saturday 22 December 2012
A retired British economist and his wife are thought to have been bludgeoned to death at their home in Australia.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
One of the world's biggest tobacco companies has lost its legal fight to overturn a ban on the open display of cigarettes in shops.
Sunday 09 December 2012
PM's totemic election pledge is broken after watchdog rebukes Government for claiming real rise in budget
Tuesday 04 December 2012
Government claims to have made real-terms increases in NHS spending for two years are misleading and should be withdrawn, a watchdog told Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Friday 30 November 2012
The total number of cases is tenfold higher than during the last peak in 2008
After the wind, rain and floods Britain braces for snow as forecasters predict coldest winter for 100 years
Wednesday 28 November 2012
Temperatures are expected to fall dramatically this evening leading to rain in some areas turning to sleet and possibly snow
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Ireland looks set to bring in laws reforming the country's limited ban on abortion in the new year.
Monday 26 November 2012
Plans to move NHS services online to help free up clinics, including the use of Skype video calls for consultations with GPs, have been criticised by charities representing patients with chronic illnesses.
Plans to move some NHS services online criticised by charities representing patients with long-term illnesses
Monday 26 November 2012
Plans to move NHS services online to help free up clinics, including the use of Skype video calls for consultations with GPs, have been criticised by charities representing patients with long-term illnesses.
Thursday 22 November 2012
Maps showing the loneliest places in the UK are to be created, the Health Secretary will announce today.
Tuesday 13 November 2012
The NHS is "sleepwalking" into a nursing crisis with thousands of frontline posts lost and training positions axed, the Government is warned today.
Monday 12 November 2012
Much of Britain will experience a cold snap over the coming week as winter closes in.
Friday 09 November 2012
The telephone health advice service, NHS Direct, is to close most of its call centres with the loss of hundreds of nursing jobs, unions have claimed.
Saturday 03 November 2012
With winter fast approaching, many people who risk becoming seriously ill if they get the flu have not yet been vaccinated against it.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
The Government has called off a consultation on the way counselling is offered to women who are thinking of having an abortion, Health Minister Anna Soubry said today.
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Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
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