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Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS

Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.

Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'

Four years after children in a study took the oral treatment, 70% had no allergic reaction to peanuts.

Newcastle health boss Sir Leonard Fenwick sacked

Longest serving NHS chief executive Sir Leonard Fenwick called it "an orchestrated witch hunt".

Mental health services patchy, says PM

Theresa May says the UK's mental health services are "patchy" and has told Newsbeat she's going to review them.

Time spent frail in old age 'doubles'

More care homes are needed as an ageing population puts pressure on services, researchers suggest.

Maternity 'must improve' at baby-deaths hospital trust

Progress is made at the Shrewsbury and Telford trust but maternity services must improve, the CQC says.

Meningitis jab uptake 'worryingly low'

School-leavers are being urged to be immunised against the highly aggressive strain.

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