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21 September 2014 Last updated at 21:03

Health services finances 'worsening'Healthcare team of nurses and doctors

The NHS in England has run up a deficit of nearly £500m in the first few months of the financial year, official figures show.


Angelina JolieCancer test 'Jolie effect' found

Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists.

Child Pregnancy hormone link to poor maths

Research suggests children born to mothers who have low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy do worse at maths.

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Hugh Pym Article written by Hugh Pym Hugh Pym Health editor

NHS finances - pressures, deficits and challenges

What is happening and how serious is the situation?

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Fergus Walsh Article written by Fergus Walsh Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent

Ebola trial volunteer immunised

A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus has begun in Oxford.

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Nick Triggle Article written by Nick Triggle Nick Triggle Health correspondent

Is it time for a mental health waiting target?

Targets are an intrinsic part of the culture of the NHS. Is it time they were extended to mental health services, asks Nick Triggle.

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