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 •  Welsh patient waits four years to leave hospital
The patient was declared fit for discharge more than 1,300 days ago, but has not left hospital.
 
 •  Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine
It should prevent four in 10 cases of the disease, but it is the first "real world" trial.
 
 •  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.
 
 •  Brain Tumour Charity cautious about Italy mobile phone ruling
Charity urges caution after a ruling in Italy about mobile phone use and brain tumour growth.
 
 •  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.
 
 •  Tennant and Colman support selfie mental health campaign
The stars of Broadchurch are among celebrities posting selfies to support a mental health initiative.
 
 •  Global plan to wipe out hepatitis
Viral hepatitis is killing almost as many people worldwide as HIV and TB, says the World Health Organization.
 
 •  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.
 
 •  Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug'
A drug for depression could stop all neurodegenerative diseases, including dementia, scientists hope.
 
 •  Balloon emergency surgery treatment gets £1.1m Aberdeen study
Initial treatment for life-threatening bleeding injuries is trialled by the University of Aberdeen.
 
 •  Molecule link to diabetic kidney disease
Edinburgh University scientists say the findings could lead to new therapies.
 
 •  New evidence in France of harm from epilepsy drug valproate
A preliminary French study suggests valproate caused serious malformations in up to 4,100 children.
 
 •  Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on grief: ‘It does get better’
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg speaks movingly about her grief after the death of her husband.
 
 •  'I've given up everything to care for Mum'
Sue Jenkins says she has given up her life to care for her 88-year-old mother who has dementia.
 
 •  Sixteen-year-old's revolutionary heart surgery idea
A teenager on work experience came with a way for surgeons to see who has previously had surgery.
 
 •  'Thousands of people read about my testicular cancer'
After Andrew Lowden's blog was shared widely, he launched #testicletuesday to raise awareness.
 
 •  Princes open up about Diana for mental health campaign
Prince William, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge spoke frankly about Diana's death.
 
 •  Harry says sharing experience of grief was 'only right'
Prince Harry says he had to talk about the death of his mother after encouraging others to open up.
 
 •  'Artificial intelligence glasses' helping blind man
A blind man from Dunstable has been helped with "artificial intelligence glasses".
 
 •  Trombones play the same tune for charity
Musicians around the world rally to raise money for trombonist who has cancer.
 
 •  Most teenagers happy with life, study finds
But bullying and anxiety over exams remains a problem for many, an international study finds.
 
 •  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.
 
 •  At a loss
Survivors say the pain of bereavement can easily push people into mental illness without proper support.
 
 •  Superwoman Serena
Most women struggle to get out of bed when eight weeks' pregnant. How did Serena win a Grand Slam title?
 
 •  Overnight acne
When Judith Donald developed acne suddenly at the age of 23 it really knocked her confidence.
 
 •  Clean eating
The plant-based diet, beloved by celebrities, has got the experts worried.
 
 •  Saying no to the jab
An island community with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the US has provoked a storm.
 
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