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'Hidden salt' in restaurant meals

Many popular restaurant meals in the UK contain more salt than the recommended daily amount, campaigners say.

Public cost of premature babies

Premature births cost the UK an extra £939m a year, say researchers at the Oxford Centre for Health Economics.

New tool predicts women's outcome in breast cancer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Evaluating how various proteins interact in tumors can help predict a woman's chances of surviving breast cancer, allowing doctors to better tailor treatment, Canadian researchers said on Sunday. Read more

Low Acid Lifestyle and Diet Slows Prostate Inflammation and PSA

A diet low in trans-saturated fat, high in alkalizing fruit and vegetables and low in animal protein, including dairy products, is associated with a "substantial" increase in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) doubling time and an increase in quality of life, according to results of a pilot study.Read more

Glaxo 'to cut thousands of jobs'

Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline is set to announce thousands of job cuts as it faces increasing competition, reports suggest.

Nurse suspended for prayer offer

A Christian nurse from Weston-super-Mare is suspended for offering to pray for a patient's recovery.

Dubai tests for Legionnaires link

A five-star hotel in Dubai tests for Legionnaires' Disease after three guests contract the illness, with one them dying.

New push to end dementia 'stigma'

Health Secretary Alan Johnson is to unveil a national dementia strategy to combat the "stigma' attached to it and improve care.

China birth defects 'up sharply'

Pollution in China has caused an alarming rise in the number of babies with birth defects, a senior official says.

Call for end to drug firms' gifts

Medical experts call on drug industry representatives to stop giving gifts to doctors, the BBC learns.