There have already been outbreaks in Manchester, London, Edinburgh, and Birmingham, but deaths are not centrally recorded.
It's not avarice, but overwork, that drove the doctors to the pickets.
We catch up with some junior doctors striking outside the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, East London.
Overworked and tired doctors make mistakes, so getting these arrangements wrong is tantamount to gambling with patients’ lives.
It's not "militants" or "greedy doctors" who are to blame for today's strike. It's the government.
“Would a glove do?” I asked Liz. “Maybe,” she said. “But they aren’t usually stretchy enough.”
A further 500 troops have been called in to help provide flood relief to affected areas.
A recent study suggesting pregnant women shouldn't take SSRIs (antidepressant medication) is just the latest in scare stories that could harm future mothers.
The entrepreneur hiked up the price of an HIV-related drug by over 5,000 per cent and has now been arrested on securities fraud charges.
Unless she changed tack, she was in danger of producing a young man incapable of taking responsibility for himself.
Advances in medical technologies offer great potential to our health service, but they can require many years of investment and R&D before they hit the market. The government is taking steps to address this, but there is a role for other players too.
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