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MS drug hope for secondary-progressive stage
A large study suggests siponimod may effectively treat the advanced stage of the disease.
Four in 10 online GP firms not safe, say inspectors
Care Quality Commission warns of inappropriate prescribing and failure to carry out checks.
Rise in cancers 'caused by weight'
Excess weight now causes 6.3% of all cancer cases - up from 5.5% in 2011, a study suggests.
Wales A&E performance worst on record
About a quarter of patients in A&E departments last month waited longer than four hours.
A blueberry muffin 'could have day's worth of sugar'
Health experts say the researchers' findings show how easy it is to consume "huge" amounts of sugar.
Chronic fatigue trial results 'not robust', new study says
A new analysis of the controversial PACE trial suggests the effects of exercise therapy have been exaggerated.
Tai chi recommended to fight fibromyalgia
A study suggests the martial art has benefits similar to or greater than aerobic exercise.
Many back pain patients 'getting wrong care'
Experts are asking the medical profession to stop offering ineffective and potentially harmful treatments.
NHS pay: Unions agree deal for 1.3 million staff
Unions back a deal that gives NHS staff a minimum pay rise of more than 6% over three years.
IVF egg donor use rises sharply, HFEA figures show
Experts say it may be down to a greater awareness of egg donation and more donors coming forward.

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