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Cash incentives help smokers to quit

People given cash incentives to stop smoking are more likely to quit, research shows. more →

Boots’ sunscreen lotion fails Which? test

Two sunscreens, including one manufactured by Boots, have failed sun protection tests, according to research conducted by the UK consumer watchdog Which? more →

Alistair Burt named new pharmacy minister

New health minister Alistair Burt has taken over responsibility for pharmacy from former health minister Earl Howe. more →

PSNC in negotiations over minor ailments service

PSNC is in discussion with NHS Employers about a national community pharmacy minor ailments service. more →

Technicians seek powers that threaten patient safety, claims PDA

The Pharmacists’ Defence Association has concerns about technicians performing certain tasks without a pharmacist present. more →

NHS failing people with skin diseases

A report by the King’s Fund into the current state of NHS dermatology services has identified staff shortages, poor training, inconsistent quality in diagnosis and treatment, and large variations in access to specialist care, affecting millions of patients across the UK each year. more →

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Latest BBC Health News

Mass vaccination call for rabies

Renewed efforts are needed to vaccinate dogs against rabies, health experts warn. more →

Call for improved urinary catheters

A leading researcher says industry must "wake up and invest more" in urinary catheters more →

Cystic fibrosis gene therapy boost

A gene therapy has stabilised and slightly improved cystic fibrosis in some of 136 patients in a trial. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Greeks vote in bailout referendum

Millions of Greeks are voting in a crucial referendum on whether to accept the terms of an international bailout. more →

Princess Charlotte to be christened

Princess Charlotte is to be christened later at a ceremony attended by the Queen and other members of the Royal Family. more →

Germany Women 0-1 England Women (aet)

Fara Williams's extra-time penalty gives England a first win over Germany to seal third place at the Women's World Cup. more →

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