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'Vaping should be part of support' to help smokers with mental health conditions quit

A group of health bodies and charities has called for more to be done to help smokers with mental health conditions quit, including accessing e-cigarettes.

Minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland gets go ahead

The UK Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge against new legislation that allows Scotland to enforce minimum pricing on alcohol.

NHS data shows drop in cervical cancer screening attendance

Less than three quarters of eligible women are attending cervical cancer screening appointments in England, according to new figures.

Risk of certain breast cancers coming back remains for at least 20 years after treatment

New research says the risk of a certain type of breast cancer coming back in other parts of the body stays constant for at least 20 years after treatment.

Government plan could see faster approvals for some promising new treatments

Some promising medical treatments and technologies will be fast-tracked through regulatory approval under new plans.