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Carillion collapse delays new £335m Liverpool hospital

Image copyright Royal Liverpool University Hospital Image caption The hospital building will cost £335m The collapse of Carillion has delayed the opening of the new £335m Royal Liverpool Hospital, with bosses saying it is unlikely to be finished in 2018. Chief executive Aidan Kehoe said it will be “challenging” to open the 646-bed facility this […]

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Ageing immune system linked to cancer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A declining immune system was found to be a stronger reason for developing cancer than genetic mutation The key to preventing age-related cancers may lie in the body’s own immune system, new research suggests. Scientists at the University of Dundee found an ageing immune system could be a stronger […]

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Over-training osteoporosis

Image copyright Bobby Clay A 20-year-old runner has revealed how training too hard left her with bones so weak she could break one just by sitting down too hard. When Bobby Clay was 15 she was representing Great Britain at international events. But training too much and not eating enough meant she never started her […]

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E-cigarettes 'should be on prescription'

Image copyright Science Photo Library E-cigarettes should be available on prescription, according to Public Health England (PHE). The agency wants them to be prescribed on the NHS within the next few years because of how successful they have been in helping people give up smoking. An independent review of the latest evidence, published by PHE, […]

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President Trump: NHS 'going broke and not working'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA quick guide to Trump’s NHS intervention US President Donald Trump has sparked a backlash from UK politicians by attacking the National Health Service. In a tweet criticising US Democrats pushing for a universal health system, he said “thousands of people are marching” in the UK because […]

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Ambulance failure 'contributed to baby death'

Image copyright Stewart family Image caption Kimberley Stewart was only able to hold her baby daughter once before she died The failure to provide an emergency ambulance contributed to the death of a newborn baby, a sheriff has found. Nevaeh Stewart died at Montrose Royal Infirmary’s community midwife unit (CMU) in September 2012. Her mother […]