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Lowest ever winter deaths recorded
The lowest ever number of winter deaths was recorded last year, official figures for England and Wales show.... MORE...
POSTED 11/28/2014 at 05:17 AM --

Ebola test results 'in 15 minutes'
A rapid 15-minute blood test for Ebola which researchers say would increase the chances of survival from the virus, is to be trialled in Guinea.... MORE...
POSTED 11/28/2014 at 05:13 AM --

'Too few' toddlers having flu vaccine
Too few toddlers and young children are having the seasonal flu vaccine, the chief medical officer for England warns.... MORE...
POSTED 11/27/2014 at 07:00 PM --

Call for anti-abortion protest law
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) is calling for new laws to move anti-abortion protesters from the doorstep of their clinics.... MORE...
POSTED 11/28/2014 at 12:38 AM --

Hollande visits Ebola-hit Guinea
French President Francois Hollande visits Guinea on the first trip by a Western leader to a country at the centre of the West African Ebola outbreak.... MORE...
POSTED 11/28/2014 at 09:39 AM --

Mental health deaths as beds cut
Seven mental health patients have killed themselves in England since 2012 after being told there were no hospital beds for them, the BBC learns.... MORE...
POSTED 11/28/2014 at 03:02 AM --

Children tested for Ebola on Tyneside
Two young patients who have spent time in Africa are tested at a hospital in Newcastle for Ebola after displaying viral symptoms.... MORE...
POSTED 11/27/2014 at 09:00 PM --

GPs 'failing' to find liver disease
Early detection of liver disease by GPs in the UK is "virtually non-existent", leading medical experts warn.... MORE...
POSTED 11/26/2014 at 08:39 PM --

Food bug affects 70% of shop chickens
More than 70% of fresh chickens being sold in the UK are contaminated with the Campylobacter bug, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) reveals.... MORE...
POSTED 11/27/2014 at 07:53 AM --

Guidelines favour weight loss ops
People diagnosed with diabetes linked to obesity should be assessed for weight loss surgery, according to updated NHS guidelines.... MORE...
POSTED 11/26/2014 at 08:06 PM --

'Exciting' bladder cancer drug trial
A trial to help the immune system fight bladder cancer is showing "exciting" results with tumours completely disappearing in some patients.... MORE...
POSTED 11/26/2014 at 09:25 PM --

Many elderly 'struggle' at home
Thousands of older people in England are struggling in their own home with little or no help, research suggests.... MORE...
POSTED 11/26/2014 at 07:07 PM --

Fifth of millennium babies 'obese'
One in five children born at the start of the millennium was obese by the age of 11, according to a major study.... MORE...
POSTED 11/26/2014 at 08:57 PM --

Learning disability care 'failing'
People with learning disabilities are being kept in hospitals too far from home for too long, a report commissioned by NHS England finds.... MORE...
POSTED 11/26/2014 at 09:23 AM --

Call for £2bn more for NHS in England
Calls for extra money for the NHS in England are intensifying after latest figures show the deficit is growing as performance deteriorates.... MORE...
POSTED 11/25/2014 at 07:00 PM --

Hunt 'contradicted NHS advice'
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been accused of contradicting NHS advice after admitting that he took his children to A&E at the weekend rather than wait to see a GP.... MORE...
POSTED 11/26/2014 at 06:17 AM --

Vitamin D warning from NICE
More people should be given vitamin D tablets to counter a hidden epidemic of deficiency, a report says.... MORE...
POSTED 11/26/2014 at 05:32 AM --

Early sign of yellow fever found
An early signifier of yellow fever, an infectious disease which can be fatal, could lead to a new treatment and better diagnosis, a study said.... MORE...
POSTED 11/21/2014 at 05:05 AM --

Why nightshifts pile on the pounds
Scientists believe they have discovered why people who work nightshifts are more prone to weight gain and obesity.... MORE...
POSTED 11/17/2014 at 07:44 PM --

Huddles 'help children's hospital care'
Small measures that could boost children's care... MORE...
POSTED 11/27/2014 at 09:18 PM --


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