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Howard Webb was in charge when Fabrice Muamba collapsed at White Hart Lane

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Howard Webb, England's leading referee and the man in charge of the game in which Fabrice Muamba collapsed, has cautioned players against "crying wolf" by feigning injury as it could increase the chance of on-field tragedy.

Howard Webb was in charge when Fabrice Muamba collapsed at White Hart Lane

Howard Webb: If players feign injuries, others could die

Play-acting puts at risk those in need of real treatment, says England's top referee

Health supplements are not necessarily beneficial to its user

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Patients able to compare treatment by GPs online

Patients will be able to compare the performance of their local family doctors and nearby hospitals on a single website, under plans to bring the NHS into the information age.

Statins 'could benefit the healthy'

Cholesterol-lowering drugs can benefit even apparently healthy people with no previous history of heart disease, a study has found.

'Panic attack' behind man's death

A man died attempting to climb through a glass panel in his locked bedroom door following a suspected panic attack, an inquest heard today.

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Fabrice Muamba comeback would not surprise Bolton manager Owen Coyle

Fabrice Muamba may not be dancing down the street just yet but it would not surprise Bolton boss Owen Coyle to see the midfielder back on a football pitch reasonably soon.

Briton in China mystery 'killed by drop of cyanide'

Extraordinary, and quite possibly officially sanctioned allegations were made last night that Neil Heywood, the Old Harrovian businessman found dead in a Chinese hotel room last November, died from poisoning by a drop of potassium cyanide.

Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini was treated by medics when he collapsed on the pitch, in a scene that echoes last month's incident with Bolton's Fabrice Muamba

Player dies after collapsing on pitch

Unlike Bolton's Fabrice Muamba, Italian midfielder waited vital minutes for emergency treatment

An ad featuring actor Vinnie Jones carrying out CPR has been cleared

Watchdog clears Vinnie Jones CPR advert

An ad featuring actor Vinnie Jones carrying out CPR has been cleared following complaints that he performs the technique incorrectly, a watchdog has ruled.

Southern Africa's first woman president sworn in

Malawi's former vice-president, Joyce Banda, has been sworn in as president following the death of Bingu wa Mutharika, becoming southern Africa's first female head of state.

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