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Scientists make 'feel full' chemical

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:29
Scientists have created a chemical that can be added to food to make people feel fuller.

Superbugs to kill 'more than cancer'

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:29
Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says.

NHS patients and private hospital referrals

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 23:44
Chris Cook on how NHS patients do in private hospitals

VIDEO: 'Too many medicines, not enough health'

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 22:16
Dr Clare Gerada tells the BBC that men and women in England are being

NHS 'in trouble' without migrants

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 18:36
The NHS would be "in dire straits" without migrant workers, one of the UK's senior economists Stephen Nickell tells MPs.

Kenya women sue over sterilisation

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 15:28
A group of HIV-positive women in Kenya takes legal action against the government, accusing it of arranging for them to be forcibly sterilised.

VIDEO: Clegg smoking question 'a bit harsh'

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 14:21
Nick Clegg says smoking comments are "a bit harsh" and he disagrees with NHS operation "rationing in that way".

VIDEO: 'Labour behind only NHS privatisation'

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 14:15
The only privatisation of an NHS hospital came under Labour, Nick Clegg tells MPs as he points at Andy Burnham.

England 'nation of pill-poppers'

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:14
Half of women in England are now regularly taking prescription drugs, according to the comprehensive Health Survey for England.

Concerns over 'eHospital' system

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 07:03
A £200m online patient-record system has been "fraught with problems" and medics' concerns have been "seemingly overlooked", senior consultants claim.

WHO: Ebola 'running ahead of us'

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 05:12
The Ebola virus that has killed thousands in West Africa is still “running ahead” of efforts to contain it, says the World Health Organization head.

VIDEO: WHO: 'Ebola running ahead of us'

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 05:04
The head of the World Health Organization has told the BBC that the Ebola virus is still "running ahead" of efforts to contain it.

New complaints over NHS ombudsman

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:05
More than 140 families voice fresh concerns about how the NHS ombudsman in England handles patients' complaints, week after a report raised the alarm.

Firms awarded third of NHS contracts

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:04
A third of NHS contracts in England have been awarded to private sector providers since the Health and Social Care Act came into force, an investigation has found.

DNA scientist to get back sold Nobel

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 22:57
Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov reveals that he bought US scientist James Watson's Nobel Prize gold medal in order to return it to him.

VIDEO: Locum doctors plugging A&E gaps

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 18:19
Almost one in four A&E departments in hospitals in England fill more than 25% of their senior staff vacancies with agency doctors or locums.

Locum doctors prop up A&E services

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 17:06
Almost one in four A&E departments in hospitals in England fill more than 25% of their senior staff vacancies with agency doctors or locums.

Hospital deaths inquiry launched

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 13:05
An independent investigation into the deaths of dozens of elderly patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Hampshire is launched.

Ready meals may count in five a day

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:25
The government is considering adding its "five-a-day" logo to ready meals and tinned foods that contain fruit and vegetables.

'Long wait' for abuse counselling

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 07:09
Victims of historical sexual abuse are having to wait up to three years for counselling, a charity claims.

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