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Pause NHS privatisation - Labour
NHS privatisation is "being forced through at pace and scale" says shadow health secretary Andy Burnham, as he calls for it to be halted until after the general election.... MORE...
POSTED 07/28/2014 at 08:13 PM --

Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola
Most border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading.... MORE...
POSTED 07/28/2014 at 10:40 AM --

'Brain hub predicts negative events'
Scientists have identified a part of the brain that may help us predict when things are about to go wrong and could play a part in depression.... MORE...
POSTED 07/28/2014 at 08:40 PM --

Chicken factories given all-clear
Poultry processing plants in Llangefni and Scunthorpe alleged to have committed hygiene breaches are rated "good" and "generally satisfactory".... MORE...
POSTED 07/28/2014 at 03:20 PM --

'Poor care for hepatitis C virus'
Most people with chronic hepatitis C are not getting treatment which could help clear the virus, an official report says.... MORE...
POSTED 07/28/2014 at 10:26 AM --

Six seconds 'can transform health'
Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers.... MORE...
POSTED 07/26/2014 at 07:46 PM --

'Nerve centre for appetite control'
Scientists have found a key cluster of nerve cells that can stop food consumption, according to research in mice.... MORE...
POSTED 07/27/2014 at 01:39 PM --

Blood donors 'pass on hepatitis E'
Around 1,200 people each year are infected with hepatitis E through donated blood in England, a large study shows.... MORE...
POSTED 07/27/2014 at 10:04 PM --

Cancer blood test moves step closer
A British team of researchers has developed what might be a simple blood test for cancer, scientists from the University of Bradford say.... MORE...
POSTED 07/26/2014 at 07:12 AM --

Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies
A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials tell the BBC.... MORE...
POSTED 07/26/2014 at 10:39 PM --

'New virus' discovered in human gut
Scientists say they have stumbled upon a common virus that has never been described before.... MORE...
POSTED 07/25/2014 at 08:14 PM --

One-shot cancer therapy gets NHS nod
A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.... MORE...
POSTED 07/25/2014 at 04:00 AM --

Bedtime light 'may stop cancer drug'
Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research.... MORE...
POSTED 07/25/2014 at 03:40 AM --

Sexism 'puts women off sports'
A report by MPs suggests a lack of female participation in sport has long-term health and social consequences.... MORE...
POSTED 07/25/2014 at 07:42 AM --

Shift workers 'face diabetes risk'
Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, with effects on waistlines, hormones and sleep increasing the risk, a study suggests.... MORE...
POSTED 07/24/2014 at 08:14 PM --

Fewer young smokers and drinkers
Smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils have more than halved over the past 10 years, figures show.... MORE...
POSTED 07/24/2014 at 07:26 AM --

A&E units miss 12-hour wait targets
The 12-hour waiting time target for Northern Ireland A&E units was breached more than 700 times between April and June, according to the latest figures.... MORE...
POSTED 07/24/2014 at 11:37 AM --

Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes'
Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have shown that more bacteria are transferred by shaking hands, than by fist-bumping or high-fiving.... MORE...
POSTED 07/27/2014 at 10:00 PM --

Fly in ear time-wasting call to 999
A man with a fly in his ear and a woman questioning if a green potato was poisonous were among thousands of non-urgent 999 calls made to the Welsh Ambulance Service last year.... MORE...
POSTED 07/22/2014 at 02:16 AM --

Admitting fewer patients 'won't cut costs'
The risks of a plan to admit fewer patients... MORE...
POSTED 05/22/2014 at 08:02 PM --


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