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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

Sleep training 'can reduce prejudice'

Levels of unconscious racist and sexist bias have been reduced by manipulating the way the brain learns during sleep. more →

Sugar warning over fruit snacks

Many supposedly "healthy" fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than a bag of sweets, says campaign group Action on Sugar. more →

Smoking ban 'cuts child illness'

The ban on smoking in public places - which came into force in 2007 in England - has cut child hospital admissions by some 11,000 a year, research suggests. more →

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Latest BBC General News

Fifa to decide on Blatter presidency

The 209 members of Fifa are set to vote for their new president amid a huge corruption scandal, with Sepp Blatter seeking a fifth term. more →

Cameron and Merkel in EU reform talks

David Cameron will try to persuade German Chancellor Angela Merkel to back him over EU reforms as the two leaders hold face-to-face talks. more →

North Korean hackers 'could kill'

Pyongyang's hackers are capable of attacks that could destroy critical infrastructure and even kill people, a high-profile defector warns. more →

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