Heartburn 'possible cancer sign' warning

A health campaign is urging people not to ignore heartburn, because it could be a sign of stomach or oesophageal cancer.

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Care calculator launched by BBC

The BBC has launched an online guide to the care system for the over-65s.

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England A&E waiting times improve

Waiting times in A&E units in England have improved to their best level since November - but the target is still being missed, figures show.

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Asthma diagnosis 'may be wrong' in one million UK adults

More than a million adults in the UK may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, warns an NHS watchdog.

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Dementia 'linked' to common over-the-counter drugs

A study has linked commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.

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Cosmetic surgery 'popularity declines'

The popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK plummeted in 2014, figures show.

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Mark Drakeford on NHS stress from smoking and drinking

The NHS is being put under too much pressure dealing with self-inflicted conditions, the health minister has warned.

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Newer heart attack test 'could save women's lives'

Doctors could spot twice as many heart attacks in women by using a newer, more sensitive blood test, a study claims.

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Exercise advice unrealistic, say experts

Researchers say current exercise guidelines are unrealistic and argue that doctors should sometimes advise small increases in activity instead.

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Care for the elderly in ‘calamitous decline’ and putting pressure on A&Es

Pressure on A&E departments is soaring because care for the elderly in England is in a state of “calamitous, quite rapid decline” with thousands fewer receiving social care than five years ago, according to a leading charity.

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Key to learning is a lengthy nap

Key to learning is a lengthy nap. Trials with 216 babies up to 12 months old indicated they were unable to remember new tasks if they did not have a lengthy sleep soon afterwards.

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Flu at highest level for three years

Official figures show flu is circulating at highest level for three years amid concerns over the effectiveness of the jab.

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