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Junior doctor dispute to go to Acas

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 16:38
The government has agreed to talks at Acas in the junior doctors' dispute - but the strikes have not been called off.

Winter deaths 'highest since 1999'

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:26
There were an estimated 43,900 excess deaths in England and Wales last winter, the highest number in 15 years.

VIDEO: Weekend-born babies more at risk of death

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:18
Babies born in English NHS hospitals at weekends are more likely to be stillborn or to die in the first week of life, than those delivered on weekdays.

Experts call for caution over Ritalin

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:47
Stimulant drugs like Ritalin should be used judiciously in hyperactive children because they can have unpleasant side effects, say experts.

GPs urged to report unfit drivers

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:41
Family doctors must tell the DVLA about any patients who continue to drive when they are medically unfit to do so, says the General Medical Council.

Weekend births 'pose higher death risk'

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 02:05
Babies born in hospitals in England at the weekends have a "significantly" greater chance of dying than those born on weekdays, researchers say.

MSPs urge 'right' to end-of-life care

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:16
People should have a right to palliative care according to the findings of the Scottish Parliament committee.

Wine drinkers urged to drop glass size

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:16
A new scheme to help wine drinkers cut down on their alcohol consumption is being introduced in East Dunbartonshire.

3D printing aids life-saving surgery

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:33
A 3D-printed model of the blood vessels inside a woman's brain has helped surgeons practise life-saving surgery.

An NHS funding plan at last – but what’s the catch?

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:19
An NHS funding plan at last – but what’s the catch?

VIDEO: 'Living with my Nan's dementia'

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:29
More than one in ten children have a family member who has dementia, according to figures from Alzheimer's Research UK.

Midwife trying to save women from FGM

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 08:53
The midwife trying to save others from FGM

NHS to get above-inflation cash boost

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 02:22
Front-line NHS services in England will get a £3.8bn, above-inflation cash injection next year, amid mounting fears about the pressures they face.

Mutant mosquitoes 'resist malaria'

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 01:41
Scientists say they have bred a genetically modified mosquito that can resist malaria infection.

NHS agency staff costs cap brought in

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 01:56
A cap on how much NHS trusts can spend on agency staff comes into force in England on Monday, in a bid to save £1bn over the next three years.

Ebola global response was 'too slow'

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 01:16
A slow international response and a failure of leadership were to blame for the west African Ebola epidemic, says a panel of global health experts.

'Thousands' in England malnourished

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:27
Hospitals in England are seeing thousands of patients suffering from the symptoms of malnutrition.

In search of the perfect sweetener

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 00:10
Could a 'miracle' berry kill your cravings for sugar?

UK sets up £1bn fund to fight malaria

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 22:46
The UK government is to create a new £1bn fund aimed at eradicating malaria and other infectious diseases.

Call to improve toddlers' home safety

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 02:51
Emergency doctors and safety campaigners call for a national scheme to prevent injuries to toddlers in their own homes.


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