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Patient waits four years to leave hospital
The patient was declared fit for discharge more than 1,300 days ago, but hasn't left hospital.
Shrewsbury trust warned over baby heart monitoring in 2007
Since then, failures to monitor foetal heart rates have contributed to the deaths of five babies.
Global plan to wipe out hepatitis
Viral hepatitis is killing as many people worldwide as HIV and TB, says the World Health Organization.
Shops agree to limit sugary drinks sales in hospitals
The NHS in England wants to reduce sugar intake by patients and staff to reduce health problems.
Balloon emergency surgery treatment gets £1.1m Aberdeen study
Initial treatment for life-threatening bleeding injuries is trialled by the University of Aberdeen.
Early hip fracture surgery will save hundreds of lives
A report shows 8% fewer patients die within 30 days if they get surgery within 24 hours.
Tennant and Colman support selfie mental health campaign
The stars of Broadchurch are among celebrities posting selfies to support a mental health initiative.
Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study
Study of 250,000 UK commuters shows walking is good too but suggests two wheels are best.
Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug'
A drug for depression could stop all neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, scientists hope.
Molecule link to diabetic kidney disease
Edinburgh University scientists say the findings could lead to new therapies.

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