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NICE conflicts of interests claim
A group of leading doctors and researchers has called on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the medicines watchdog, NICE.... MORE...
POSTED 10/21/2014 at 07:52 PM --

'Nine million have TB' - WHO report
The World Health Organization revises its estimate as to how many people have tuberculosis up by 500,000, in its latest report into the killer disease.... MORE...
POSTED 10/22/2014 at 11:17 AM --

WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks
The World Health Organization's emergency committee is holding talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.... MORE...
POSTED 10/22/2014 at 09:53 AM --

GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses
Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.... MORE...
POSTED 10/22/2014 at 08:03 AM --

Male genes linked to early death
The male Y sex chromosome may have a role in prolonging men's lives and fighting cancer, according to a study.... MORE...
POSTED 10/22/2014 at 03:51 AM --

Mentally ill put in police cells
Too many people in the middle of a mental health crisis end up locked in police cells after being turned away from hospitals, says a report.... MORE...
POSTED 10/21/2014 at 07:54 PM --

Schools 'should check kids' teeth'
Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, says the advisory body, NICE.... MORE...
POSTED 10/21/2014 at 07:54 PM --

Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'
Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.... MORE...
POSTED 10/21/2014 at 06:59 PM --

Man walks again after transplant
A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.... MORE...
POSTED 10/21/2014 at 12:31 AM --

NHS drafts in extra A&E doctors
The NHS is recruiting about 260 extra doctors in an effort to ease pressure on accident and emergency units in England, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.... MORE...
POSTED 10/21/2014 at 11:06 AM --

Living with smoker risks highlighted
Non-smokers living with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study.... MORE...
POSTED 10/20/2014 at 07:45 PM --

'Tissue of lies' over health service
Health Minister Mark Drakeford launches a stinging attack on the Conservatives for telling a "tissue of lies" about the state of the Welsh NHS.... MORE...
POSTED 10/21/2014 at 01:50 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 --

Scans reveal cause of winter blues
Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).... MORE...
POSTED 10/20/2014 at 09:21 PM --

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 --

VIDEO: UK Ebola planning 'excellent'
Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies tells MPs that the UK is well prepared in case of a potential Ebola outbreak.... MORE...
POSTED 10/22/2014 at 11:15 AM --

VIDEO: Paralysed man walks after cell surgery
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.... MORE...
POSTED 10/21/2014 at 06:27 PM --

VIDEO: PM challenged on girl's hospital letter
A letter written by a 10-year-old girl to David Cameron about the West Cumberland Hospital is raised at PMQs.... MORE...
POSTED 10/22/2014 at 08:25 AM --

VIDEO: Clashes on English and Welsh NHS
David Cameron and Ed Miliband accuse each other of not answering questions as they clash over NHS services.... MORE...
POSTED 10/22/2014 at 08:04 AM --


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