News Jimmy Savile volunteering as a hospital porter in 1970

A further 19 hospitals are to have their links with disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile investigated, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said today.

Former Japan defender Matsuda collapses on pitch

Former Japan defender Naoki Matsuda collapsed on the pitch and was rushed to hospital on Tuesday after collapsing from suspected heat stroke during practice, local media reported.

Man given new artificial heart

A 40-year-old father has become the first person in the UK to receive a total artificial heart that will enable him to go home.

Vulnerable woman was abused at two care homes

A vulnerable woman with learning disabilities who was moved out of Winterbourne View Hospital after the BBC's Panorama programme filmed residents being punched and humiliated had previously been mistreated at an NHS institution in Cornwall.

Hospital deaths probe continues

Police have named the fifth patient whose death at the hospital at the centre of sabotage allegations is being investigated by police.

Police name two more victims of hospital poisoning

The second and third victims of a suspected serial poisoner have been named, as police continue to investigate who deliberately tampered with medication at a hospital.

Man gored in running of the bulls

An Australian man was gored in the leg and three other people were injured today when daredevils ran with fighting bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona.

Video: Hospitals seek life-saving robot

Chelsea and Westminster hospital in London are trying to raise £1.5m to buy this, Pluto the surgical robot. http://theplutoappeal.com.

Artist explores the concept of pain

Can you see pain? A new exhibition at the Menier Gallery explores this very concept.

Pajama Men: In the Middle of No One, Soho Theatre, London

With its American basement club vibe, it was apt that this excellent US duo were chosen to be the inaugural act for Soho Theatre's new downstairs venue. Assembled around tightly packed cabaret tables, tonight's audience faced a curtain backdrop on to which the Pajama Men's name was projected, something almost too fancy for this pretty no-frills (yet high-octane) act whose only props are their expressive voices and bodies.

Sean Kingston 'feeling a lot better' after accident

The 'Beautiful Girls' hitmaker entered hospital in a critical condition after a recent jet-ski accident but is now recovering and thanked his fans for their support.

Care home in 'Panorama' investigation to close

A care home near Bristol where members of staff were filmed abusing vulnerable adult patients is to close on Friday, its owners have said.

Oliver Wright: Save the NHS: Shut your local hospital

Trick question: You are involved in a serious road accident which has resulted in a life threatening brain injury. Do you want to be taken to the nearest hospital?



Answer: Not necessarily.

Chemical mixture sparks leisure centre blast

A mixture of chemicals caused an explosion at a leisure centre which injured three men yesterday, fire services said.

16 in hospital after chemical spill

Sixteen people were taken to hospital today after a chemical spill at a business park, a fire service said.

NHS fertility clinics told to lift restrictions on IVF treatment

NHS fertility clinics will be ordered to meet their responsibilities and provide adequate levels of IVF treatment, amid growing concerns that a "postcode lottery" is stifling couples' chances of having a baby.

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