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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

Junior doctors' dispute - where now?

After weeks of uncertainty the junior doctors' row has moved to a new level this week. BBC health editor Hugh Pym assesses what happens now.

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Fergus Walsh Article written by Fergus Walsh Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent

Cancer treatment for MS patients gives 'remarkable' results

Doctors in Sheffield say patients with multiple sclerosis are showing "remarkable" improvements after receiving a treatment usually used for cancer.

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Nick Triggle Article written by Nick Triggle Nick Triggle Health correspondent

Was a deal over doctors' contracts ever possible?

After years of haggling, ministers have decided to impose a new contract on junior doctors. But how close did they come to reaching an agreement?

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