Target of four-week cancer diagnosis

September 13, 2015 6:31 am0 comments
Target of four-week cancer diagnosis

Target of four-week cancer diagnosis 13 September 2015 From the section Health Image copyright DU CANE MEDICAL IMAGING LTD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY More details of plans to improve cancer care in England have been revealed. They include a target that 95% of people should be given a diagnosis or the all-clear […]

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Parentage 'lost to IVF incompetence'

September 12, 2015 7:04 am1 comment
Parentage 'lost to IVF incompetence'

Parental status ‘lost to incompetence in IVF sector’ 11 September 2015 From the section UK Dozens of people who had fertility treatment might not be the legal parents of their children as a result of “widespread incompetence” in the sector, a judge has said. Sir James Munby’s comments came after […]

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Flu jab worked in one-in-three cases

September 11, 2015 7:09 pm0 comments
Flu jab worked in one-in-three cases

Flu jab worked in one-in-three cases By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website 12 September 2015 From the section Health Image copyright SPL Last winter’s flu jab worked in 34% of cases, according to a final report by Public Health England. At one stage early in the season, it […]

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Consultants agree to contract talks

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Consultants agree to contract talks

Consultants agree to contract talks over weekend working 11 September 2015 From the section Health Image copyright Thinkstock The doctors’ union, the British Medical Association, has agreed to begin negotiations about changing consultants’ contracts. The government wants more senior doctors to work on weekends as part of its seven-day NHS […]

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MPs debate new Assisted Dying Bill

September 10, 2015 7:35 pm0 comments
MPs debate new Assisted Dying Bill

Assisted Dying Bill: Fresh debate on ‘right to die’ 11 September 2015 From the section Health Image copyright CHASSENET/BSIP/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MPs are to debate whether some terminally ill people in England and Wales should be allowed to end their lives with medical supervision. Under a proposed new law, patients […]

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NHS warns of overseas nurse shortage

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NHS warns nurse immigration rules ‘harm patient safety’ By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News 10 September 2015 From the section Health Leading NHS figures have warned that “stringent” immigration rules are preventing them from getting enough nurses on wards in time for winter. The heads of 10 leading trusts, […]

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GM embryos 'essential', says report

September 9, 2015 8:11 pm0 comments
GM embryos 'essential', says report

GM embryos ‘essential’, says report By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website 10 September 2015 From the section Health Image copyright SPL It is “essential” that the genetic modification of human embryos is allowed, says a group of scientists, ethicists and policy experts. A Hinxton Group report says editing […]

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Wake-up call for later school starts

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Wake-up call for later school starts

Sleep scientists’ wake-up call for later school starts By Jonathan Webb Science reporter, BBC News, Bradford 8 September 2015 From the section Science & Environment Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The body clock of adolescents tends to run up to three hours later than young children and older […]

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Implant 'traps' spreading cancer cells

September 8, 2015 8:37 pm5 comments
Implant 'traps' spreading cancer cells

Implant ‘traps’ spreading cancer cells 9 September 2015 From the section Health Image copyright Joseph Xu Image caption Petri dish containing lots of the tiny implants A small sponge-like implant that can mop up cancer cells as they move through the body has been developed by US researchers. So far […]

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Snakebite antidote is running out

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Snakebite antidote is running out 8 September 2015 From the section Health The world is running out of one of the most effective snakebite treatments, putting tens of thousands of lives at risk, warn experts. Medicins Sans Frontieres says new stocks of Fav-Afrique, which neutralises 10 different snakebites that can […]

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