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NHS: The parties' spending plans

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 05:22
What the different parties say they will spend on the NHS

Care cuts 'leave old high and dry'

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 04:27
Older people in England are being left "high and dry" by councils cutting back on the care and support they provide, Age UK says.

Newer heart attack test for women

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:20
Doctors could spot twice as many heart attacks in women if they used a newer, more sensitive blood test, say UK researchers.

Treat NHS whistleblowers better - MPs

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 02:23
The failure to protect whistleblowers remains a "stain" on the reputation of the NHS in England, MPs have said.

Ebola scientist warns business elite

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 22:48
Leading Ebola scientist Prof Peter Piot warns the World Economic Forum that developed nations are "vulnerable" to epidemics and must invest more in research.

Ebola NHS doctor returns to work

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:18
A doctor who travelled to Sierra Leone to help treat Ebola patients returns to work after quarantine.

Rocketing vaccine cost warning

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 09:08
The price of life-saving vaccines has skyrocketed leaving some countries struggling to fully immunise children, Medecins Sans Frontieres warns.

VIDEO: Could volunteers help A&E crisis?

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 08:12
A group of charities are calling for volunteers to help out in A&E departments in England to reduce pressure on the service.

Health trust ordered to improve

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 07:34
A Care Quality Commission inspection of a Shropshire hospital trust finds a number of its services require improvement.

Trust drops daily 'meals on wheels'

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 06:14
A plan by a health trust to halt daily delivery of meals to older people at home is criticised by the SDLP's health spokesman.

Bid to tackle hospital bed-blocking

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 06:09
Funding of £100m is announced by the Scottish health secretary help tackle the issue of patients stuck waiting to be discharged from hospital.

First transplant from UK newborn

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 04:16
Doctors have carried out the first organ transplant from a newborn in the UK, giving a dead baby's kidneys and liver cells to two separate recipients.

Global soil hunt for new drugs

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 03:59
US scientists are asking the public to send in soil samples that can be screened for compounds that could be used to make vital new drugs to fight deadly infections and cancer.

Call the Midwife in Bangladesh

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 00:27
New TV series brings Call the Midwife to Bangladesh

VIDEO: Chinese man donates cells to UK boy

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 21:51
A man in China is donating his stem cells to a seven-year-old boy in the UK, in what is being seen as a medical miracle.

Chinese man's rare stem cell match

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 21:51
Shanghai driver donates stem cells to seven-year-old UK boy

Doctor suspended for Botox practices

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 20:01
A Harley Street doctor is suspended for 12 months after being found guilty of dishonesty and encouraging nurses to obtain Botox illegally.

Malaria resistance genetics revealed

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 16:21
Genetic mutations that are associated with resistance to the frontline malaria drug are identified, scientists report.

Fitness 'rubs off on your partner'

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 16:08
Men and women are more successful when they adopt healthy behaviours as a couple, research reveals.

Doctor 'performed FGM on new mother'

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 15:52
A UK doctor performed female genital mutilation on a young mother after she gave birth in hospital, a court has heard, in the first prosecution of its kind in the UK.

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