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Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS

Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.

Peanut allergy treatment 'lasts up to four years'

Four years after children in a study took the oral treatment, 70% had no allergic reaction to peanuts.

NHS call for equality over private hospitals' tax break

NHS Trusts demand the same 80% rebate granted to those private hospitals that register as charities.