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30 March 2015 Last updated at 14:22

Parents rarely spot child obesityObese children

Parents hardly ever spot obesity in their children resulting in damaging consequences for health, doctors warn.


Syringe being filledMeningitis B vaccine deal agreed

All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B after a deal with drug manufacturers, the health secretary says.

Surgeons in an operating theatreCameron promises 'seven-day NHS'

All hospitals in England will provide "a truly seven-day NHS" by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron says.

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Hugh Pym Article written by Hugh Pym Hugh Pym Health editor

The health budget – under strain again

NHS finances are once again under the spotlight, with several health checks on accounts.

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Fergus Walsh Article written by Fergus Walsh Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent

Malaria vaccine gets 'green light'

The world's first malaria vaccine has cleared one of the final regulatory hurdles prior to being used to immunise children in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Nick Triggle Article written by Nick Triggle Nick Triggle Health correspondent

Is the cap on care costs doomed?

The introduction of the cap on care costs has been delayed until 2020. But despite assurances by ministers that they are still firmly committed to the cap, there are doubts about whether the plans will become a reality.

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As we live longer and with council budgets tight, the social care system that supports us in our later years is under increasing pressure. Find out the costs you might face.

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