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Topic - National Health Service
Thousands of Spanish medical workers marched through downtown Madrid on Monday to protest against budget cuts and plans to partly privatize their cherished national health service.
The year 2012 is about to expire. It was a blank in my judgment -- poof! -- and it is gone. We have the same sorry vacuity in the White House, bereft of a clue as to how to run the government.
British police are investigating Wednesday whether a British man and woman arrested on suspicion of supporting terrorism offenses in Syria were part of a group that held two veteran war journalists hostage in Syria in July.
Once a socialist-style program is established in a democracy, it's virtually impossible to get rid of, a ranking member of the British government said during the delayed opening session of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday.
The British government said Tuesday that it wants the country's state-funded hospitals to help support themselves by setting up profit-making branches in other countries.
Welcome, America, to the British NHS. That may not be what you were promised when your president first dreamed up Obamacare. But the National Health Service is what you're going to get all the same.
Two British hackers linked to the notorious Lulz Security group pleaded guilty to a slew of computer crimes Monday, the latest blow against online miscreants whose exploits have grabbed headlines and embarrassed governments around the world.
Two British members of the notorious Lulz Security hacking collective pleaded guilty to a slew of computer crimes Monday, the latest blow against online troublemakers whose exploits have grabbed headlines and embarrassed governments around the world.
A top British medical expert says faulty French-made breast implants do not pose any long-term health problems to women even if they rupture.
The girls slumped in wheelchairs look barely conscious, their blond heads lolling above the plastic vomit bags tied like bibs around their necks.
Binge drinking has reached crisis levels in Britain, health experts say, costing the cash-strapped National Health Service 2.7 billion pounds ($4.4 billion) a year, including the cost of hospital admissions related to booze-fueled violence and longer-term health problems.
Drug maker Novartis is taking legal action in Britain to make state-run hospitals use an eye drug that costs about 700 pounds ($1,130) per shot instead of a cheaper one that costs 60 pounds ($97).
Britain's health minister was angrily heckled Monday over health care reforms that the government says will improve efficiency but opponents claim threaten the foundation of the country's state-funded health care service.
Officials have stark advice for Londoners planning to stay home this summer and deal with some 11 million visitors attending the Olympic Games.
Britain said Friday that a review of the risk from potentially faulty French-made breast implants has found no link with cancer and no evidence to recommend their routine removal from 40,000 women in the U.K.