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A Bristol hospital has apologised over the treatment a four-year-old heart patient received on a ward after his parents condemned his care as “shambolic”.

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But the most astonishing story will always remain the fact that Fabrice Muamba ‘died’ for 78 minutes – and lived to tell the tale.

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Blood group link to risk of heart disease

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Police restraint 'more than minimally' contributed to Sean Rigg's death in custody, inquest jury finds

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Under pressure: Chinese food and pizza are the worst offenders

'Change the law to cut salt in our takeaways'

Study of popular fast foods shows levels of sodium that far exceed recommended limits

Terence Blacker: Generation Sloth are the victims of a betrayal

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An all-in-one “polypill” with the potential to save many tens of thousands of lives each year in the UK could be available in less than two years.

Inactivity 'as bad as smoking'

Sitting about doing nothing is as damaging to health as smoking, doctors say.

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Children, like all patients, are entitled to the best medical care when they fall ill. As a children's doctor, I want and expect all children to be seen quickly and assessed properly, and I know every parent wants their child to be treated by doctors and nurses who have expertise in specific conditions.

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