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Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'
Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.... MORE...
POSTED 04/18/2014 at 06:47 AM --

Sacked doctor was unfairly dismissed
A sacked heart specialist was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about patient safety, an employment tribunal rules.... MORE...
POSTED 04/18/2014 at 04:56 AM --

Bullied children still suffer at 50
Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.... MORE...
POSTED 04/17/2014 at 07:01 PM --

Pensioners could get death estimate
Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.... MORE...
POSTED 04/17/2014 at 12:31 PM --

Hospital infections 'still too high'
Doctors and nurses should do more to stop hospital patients developing infections, an NHS watchdog says.... MORE...
POSTED 04/16/2014 at 08:56 PM --

Warning over bowel cancer screening
Bowel cancer screening uptake needs to improve, campaigners say, after figures showed just half of people eligible in England come forward for the test.... MORE...
POSTED 04/15/2014 at 11:24 PM --

Under 16s 'shut out of safe havens'
Children suffering a mental health crisis in England are being forced into police custody because 35% of NHS "places of safety" ban under 16s, figures suggest.... MORE...
POSTED 04/16/2014 at 02:16 AM --

Reprieve for 18 NI care homes
All 18 NHS care homes in Northern Ireland that were earmarked for closure are to remain open while residents want to stay in them.... MORE...
POSTED 04/17/2014 at 03:42 AM --

Early op 'may have saved man's life'
A businessman who died after complications following a cancer operation "would probably have survived" if he was re-operated on sooner, an inquest hears.... MORE...
POSTED 04/16/2014 at 10:04 AM --

Crohn's patient loses fertility case
A woman who has Crohn's disease loses a legal challenge against a decision to refuse her NHS funding to freeze her eggs before chemotherapy.... MORE...
POSTED 04/15/2014 at 02:41 PM --

'Terror' of patient's op wake-up
A patient who awoke from an anaesthetic minutes before major surgery speaks of the "terrifying" experience.... MORE...
POSTED 04/15/2014 at 11:43 AM --

Sensors to prevent pain for amputees
Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.... MORE...
POSTED 04/14/2014 at 07:41 PM --

MPs urge shift in complaint culture
Public services still need to learn lessons from the Stafford Hospital scandal on how to handle complaints, says a committee of MPs.... MORE...
POSTED 04/13/2014 at 09:05 PM --

Cyborg glasses express fake emotions
A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.... MORE...
POSTED 04/16/2014 at 07:00 PM --

Beard trend 'guided by evolution'
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.... MORE...
POSTED 04/16/2014 at 05:56 AM --

Why insurers should fund medical research
Should the insurance industry stump up funds?... MORE...
POSTED 04/13/2014 at 07:02 PM --

Cancer virus discovery helped by delayed flight
Cancer virus discovered after delayed flight... MORE...
POSTED 04/05/2014 at 10:08 PM --

VIDEO: Warning over foreign doctor training
There are calls for stricter assessments of foreign-trained doctors before they practise in the UK.... MORE...
POSTED 04/18/2014 at 01:59 AM --

AUDIO: NHS Trust 'blackened' doctor's name
A senior cardiologist, who exposed concerns about patient safety at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, has won an unfair dismissal case.... MORE...
POSTED 04/18/2014 at 05:36 AM --

VIDEO: Babylab studies development of ADHD
Scientists at a London laboratory carry out tests to try to discover how and why some people develop Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).... MORE...
POSTED 04/17/2014 at 10:22 AM --


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