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Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.... MORE...
POSTED 10/30/2014 at 08:10 PM --

Genes 'play role in Ebola survival'
Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive or die from the Ebola virus, say US scientists.... MORE...
POSTED 10/30/2014 at 08:36 PM --

Why scratching 'intensifies itching'
Scratching an itch releases serotonin, which paradoxically makes you more itchy, research suggests.... MORE...
POSTED 10/30/2014 at 01:14 PM --

New strike by NHS staff announced
NHS workers, including nurses and midwives, are to stage a new four-hour strike in England on 24 November as part of an ongoing pay dispute.... MORE...
POSTED 10/30/2014 at 01:05 PM --

UK national sperm bank starts work
A UK national sperm bank - charged with reversing a growing shortage of sperm - starts work in Birmingham.... MORE...
POSTED 10/29/2014 at 09:00 PM --

Cancer survival rates 'improving'
Most people diagnosed with cancer in recent years are surviving for longer, according to the latest statistics.... MORE...
POSTED 10/30/2014 at 08:59 AM --

Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure'
Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.... MORE...
POSTED 10/29/2014 at 08:46 PM --

Study points to new autism risks
A massive international study has started to unpick the "fine details" of why some people develop autism, say researchers.... MORE...
POSTED 10/29/2014 at 09:04 PM --

Dementia tops female causes of death
Dementia is the leading cause of death for women in England and Wales, official figures show.... MORE...
POSTED 10/29/2014 at 09:22 AM --

NHS trusts counting on bailouts
NHS hospital trusts are continuing to draw heavily on government bailouts to plug funding shortfalls - but the cash may not last, the BBC has found.... MORE...
POSTED 10/30/2014 at 07:01 AM --

NHS screening advice 'must improve'
The NHS needs to get better at highlighting the dangers of screening for diseases such cancer, an influential group of MPs says.... MORE...
POSTED 10/28/2014 at 08:50 PM --

Drugs fund 'papers over cracks'
A temporary fund to pay for cancer drugs not available on the NHS does not address problems with the price of new treatments, a charity says.... MORE...
POSTED 10/28/2014 at 08:53 PM --

Google developing a cancer detector
Google is attempting to diagnose cancers, heart attack risks and other ailments with a system that combines nanoparticles and a wrist-worn sensor.... MORE...
POSTED 10/28/2014 at 01:35 PM --

Drinking milk 'may not protect bones'
Drinking large amounts of milk may not lower the risk of bone fractures, a study in the British Medical Journal suggests.... MORE...
POSTED 10/28/2014 at 08:57 PM --

'Failure' in care of injured veterans
The government is failing to abide by its military covenant with armed forces veterans not getting the care they need, medical experts say.... MORE...
POSTED 10/29/2014 at 06:43 AM --

Disasters group launches Ebola appeal
The Disasters Emergency Committee is to launch an appeal in response to a disease outbreak for the first time, in aid of the Ebola crisis.... MORE...
POSTED 10/29/2014 at 07:40 AM --

Breastfeeding photo 'goes viral'
A photo of a Shropshire mother breastfeeding her baby daughter goes viral after it is removed by Facebook.... MORE...
POSTED 10/28/2014 at 02:13 PM --

Fly genes hold clue to human illness
Scientists sequence the entire genome of the common housefly in a bid to find cures for human diseases.... MORE...
POSTED 10/14/2014 at 05:21 AM --

Ebola: Why is it this disease we fear?
Why does Ebola cause more concern than other deadly diseases?... MORE...
POSTED 08/08/2014 at 12:05 AM --

Suspended between life and death
The wards full of patients suspended between life and death... MORE...
POSTED 09/13/2014 at 08:00 PM --


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