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Chefs 'most unhealthy profession'
Chefs appear to have more unhealthy habits than any other profession while those in advertising are near paragons of virtue, a survey suggests.
Stem cell cure for attack victim
Scientists in Newcastle use a stem cell technique to repair the vision of a man partially blinded in an ammonia attack.
'Burn off' Christmas with a walk
The public have been urged to have an active festive break, with a walk on Christmas Day to burn off calories from lunch.
Live transplants hit 3,000 figure
Three thousand people have been approved for a living transplant donation since regulation by the Human Tissue Authority began.
Fears over child fitness levels
Sedentary lifestyles are making children less fit - even among those who are not obese, a study suggests.
Obama hails health vote 'victory'
US President Barack Obama hails the Senate's healthcare vote as a "big victory for the American people".
Doctor warns of festive injuries
A casualty doctor says his department deals with the same bizarre injuries every Christmas.
Embryo screening test is 'safe'
An embryo screening test called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis is safe for the children of singleton pregnancies, Belgian researchers say.
Killer nurse's appeal thrown out
A former nurse jailed for killing four patients at two Leeds hospitals loses his appeal against his conviction.
Separated twins leave hospital
Twin girls who were joined at the head leave hospital in Australia after recovering well from a 32-hour operation.
Cold warning for cancer patients
One-in-four cancer patients will be forced back to bed this Christmas because they cannot afford heating, a charity warns.
Branch clue to child bone secrets
The way a tree branch breaks could help improve understanding of "greenstick fractures" which are particularly common in children.
Cervical cancer link to early sex
Having sex at an early age has been found to double the risk of developing cervical cancer.
The power of Kenny Rogers to help the brain recover
Parents 'misled' by food labels
Nine out of 10 mothers questioned in a British Heart Foundation survey misunderstood the nutrition information on children's foods.
Whisky effects 'worse than vodka'
A study suggests vodka produces less of a hangover than whisky - but has the same effect on performance at work.
Scientists calculate the dimensions of a perfect face
Scientists believe they have worked out the dimensions of the most attractive female face.
Wales seeks organ powers
Wales may become the first part of the UK to introduce an opt-out system of organ donation under assembly government plans.
Many drink 'more than they think'
The amount of alcohol people think they drink adds up to 44 million bottles of wine a week short of reality, UK survey finds.
Non-urgent health number trialled
Trials of a new three-digit telephone number for patients seeking non-emergency medical care in England to be launched.