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Autism appears 'largely genetic'
Autism is caused by genetic make-up in 74-98% of cases, a Medical Research Council study of 516 twins indicates.... MORE...
POSTED 03/04/2015 at 11:54 AM --

Home care 'being short changed'
Just one in seven councils in the UK is paying a "fair" price for home care for the elderly, according to a survey.... MORE...
POSTED 03/03/2015 at 07:42 PM --

Adults get flu 'every five years'
Adults catch real flu about once every five years, while children get it every other year, scientists calculate, based on a field study in China.... MORE...
POSTED 03/03/2015 at 07:42 PM --

Clegg in drug law election pledge
The Lib Dem election manifesto will include a pledge to hand drugs policy from the Home Office to the Department of Health, Nick Clegg says.... MORE...
POSTED 03/04/2015 at 11:05 AM --

'Lethal failures' led to baby deaths
A "lethal mix" of failures at a Cumbrian hospital led to the unnecessary deaths of 11 babies and one mother, an inquiry rules.... MORE...
POSTED 03/03/2015 at 11:11 AM --

Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.... MORE...
POSTED 03/02/2015 at 07:08 PM --

Hospital investigation cost £19.5m
The costs of sending special administrators into the troubled Mid Staffordshire NHS trust rose to almost £19.5m, a health watchdog reveals.... MORE...
POSTED 03/03/2015 at 10:13 AM --

Unison votes to accept NHS pay deal
NHS staff have voted to accept a government pay offer, Unison has announced.... MORE...
POSTED 03/03/2015 at 12:21 PM --

A&E waiting time targets missed
Scotland's A&E departments treated 87% of people within the Scottish government's target of four hours in January, NHS statistics show.... MORE...
POSTED 03/03/2015 at 10:05 AM --

Tablet video game combats lazy eye
Video games firm Ubisoft is working on a title that it believes can treat lazy eye, a condition that can result in reduced vision.... MORE...
POSTED 03/03/2015 at 03:54 PM --

Child health 'an election issue'
Measures to protect children's health should be put at the forefront of the general election, say doctors.... MORE...
POSTED 03/01/2015 at 11:07 PM --

Drug drivers targeted by new rules
New regulations aimed at stamping out drug driving, including the first legal limits on cannabis and cocaine, come into force in England and Wales.... MORE...
POSTED 03/02/2015 at 11:02 AM --

Concern over online gonorrhoea care
Some websites offering treatment for gonorrhoea are putting patients at risk by failing to follow national guidelines, BBC 5 Live Investigates finds.... MORE...
POSTED 02/28/2015 at 09:30 PM --

Cancer drug patient's England move
A cancer patient describes his battle for a potential life-extending drug as "degrading" as he is forced to move to England to get treatment.... MORE...
POSTED 03/03/2015 at 05:49 AM --

Ebola nations 'need huge aid plan'
Liberia's president calls for an aid package for the Ebola-affected countries of West Africa along the lines of the post-WWII Marshall Plan.... MORE...
POSTED 03/03/2015 at 11:49 AM --

New GP deal allows more caring time
GPs are to have more time to focus on caring for the most vulnerable patients under a new contract with the Welsh government.... MORE...
POSTED 03/02/2015 at 03:54 AM --

Formal end to NI child heart surgery
Northern Ireland's health minister has formally accepted proposals for a single, all-Ireland children's heart surgery centre, based in Dublin.... MORE...
POSTED 03/03/2015 at 11:46 AM --

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

Sink or Swim? The global drowning crisis
Playpens to drones - new ideas to reduce deaths by drowning... MORE...
POSTED 01/31/2015 at 07:23 PM --

Care in the UK: The costs you face
As we live longer and with council budgets tight, the social care system that supports us in our later years is under increasing pressure. Find out the costs you might face.... MORE...
POSTED 01/26/2015 at 11:00 AM --


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