Health

British police continue hunt for poison used against ex-spy

Jul 7, 2018

British authorities are conducting extensive forensic tests looking for the source of a nerve agent that sickened two people thought to have handled a contaminated item from the March attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter

Elvis Costello cancels tour dates after cancer surgery

Jul 6, 2018

Musician Elvis Costello has canceled the rest of his European summer tour after undergoing surgery for a "small but very aggressive" cancerous tumor

The Latest: UK nerve-agent victims handled contaminated item

Jul 5, 2018

The Russian Foreign Ministry is calling on British Prime Minister Theresa May to end "intrigues and games with chemical agents," referring to a second poisoning case with the nerve agent Novichok in southwest England

UK marks 70th birthday of health service with pride, worry

Jul 5, 2018

Church services, tea parties and even a medically themed symphony are on the agenda as Britain marks the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service _ a battered but beloved institution facing an uncertain future

UK's National Health Service making post-Brexit plans

Jul 1, 2018

Britain's National Health Service is making plans to ensure that medical supplies will be available if Britain leaves the European Union next March without a deal

Britain's health service to reduce 'unnecessary' treatments

Jun 30, 2018

Britain's National Health Service has proposed cutting back on treatments including breast reductions and operations to stop people snoring as part of plans to save money and reduce "unnecessary or risky procedures."

Mexican pro Cesar Ramirez provisionally suspended for doping

Jun 29, 2018

A professional tennis player from Mexico, Cesar Ramirez, has been suspended provisionally, pending a hearing, after testing positive for steroids

UK court rules against dying man's bid for assisted suicide

Jun 27, 2018

Britain's Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt from a terminally ill man to overturn the country's blanket ban on assisted suicide, ruling that such a decision needs to be made by politicians in Parliament

BBC: Former MSF staff accuse aid workers of sexual misdeeds

Jun 21, 2018

Former aid workers have told the BBC that staff of charity Doctors Without Borders of using prostitutes and boasting of swapping medicine for sex while working in Africa

UK panel finds lives shortened by hospital's opioid use

Jun 20, 2018

A British panel has found at least 450 had their lives shortened by a hospital's institutionalized regime of administering opioids without medical justification

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