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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

Ageing rates vary widely, says study

A study of people born in the same year has uncovered a huge difference in the speed at which their bodies age. more →

Dementia support gaps 'fail patients'

Patchy support for people with dementia is failing patients and their carers, doctors warn. more →

Mass vaccination call for rabies

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

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Latest BBC General News

Creditors press Greece for debt plan

Eurozone finance ministers say they expect to hear fresh proposals from Greece after a referendum rejected the terms of an international bailout. more →

7/7 anniversary marked with services

A St Paul's Cathedral service and a wreath laying ceremony will take place later to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks that killed 52 people on London's transport network. more →

Major UK energy firms 'overcharged'

The big six energy suppliers have "overcharged" millions of energy customers to the tune of £1.2bn a year, the Competition and Markets Authority is expected to say on Tuesday. more →

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