BBC Health and Medical News

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NHS overcharged by millions for key drug, says watchdog

A 6,000% price rise in an essential thyroid drug led the NHS to overpay, the UK competition body says.

Tampon tax: How much have you spent?

The amount it has cost you depends on how old you are and when you started your first period.

Minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland to start in May

The move will raise the cost of the strongest, cheapest alcohol by setting a minimum price of 50p-per-unit.

Young people 'experimenting more in bed'

Study reveals increasing diversity in young people's heterosexual practices.

Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth

The risk of stillbirth is doubled if women go to sleep on their backs in the last trimester, a study finds.

Sussex Health Care: Men's legs broken in Beech Lodge care home

The men's relatives say the cases are not part of the investigation into nine Sussex care homes.

New scanner 'like 100 MRIs in one' developed in Aberdeen

Patients in Scotland are the first in the world to be scanned with new magnetic resonance imaging equipment.

Breast cancer tumours 'larger' in overweight women

Women with a higher body mass index might need more frequent mammograms, researchers suggest.

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