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Pharmacies 'could save NHS £1bn'

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 06:02
Treating common ailments like coughs and colds at community pharmacies could save the NHS over £1bn a year, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society claims.

Is bushmeat behind Ebola outbreak?

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 01:16
What role does wild animal meat play in the Ebola outbreak?

Sport plan to aid mental health

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:44
A £2m programme using sport to help people suffering from mental health problems is announced by Sport England and Mind.

Gamblers' brains 'no endorphin rush'

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:03
The feeling of euphoria, or high, created by addictive behaviour is less obvious in the brains of problem gamblers, research suggests.

VIDEO: Obama: 'Don't give in to hysteria'

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:34
President Obama has told Americans there must not be hysteria in response to the Ebola outbreak.

Labour pledges cancer test wait cut

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 22:00
Labour will pledge that by 2020 no-one in England need wait more than a week for cancer tests and results if it is in power.

VIDEO: 'Dodgy dental equipment' seized

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 18:53
More than 12,000 pieces of illegal dental equipment have been seized in the UK in the past six months.

Huge fake dental equipment haul

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 18:15
Thousands of pieces of counterfeit or sub-standard dental equipment imported from China have been seized by regulators.

Doctors 'stop seven-day service talks'

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:30
A spat between doctors and NHS officials about seven-day working has led to the stalling of longstanding negotiations.

Grants for children's mental health

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:33
Groups offering mental health support to children and young people will be able to apply for government top-up grants, say ministers.

PE cash 'can benefit obese pupils'

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:45
Extra funding designed to boost sport in primary schools could be used to tackle childhood obesity, says Ofsted.

Where does UKIP stand on health?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:51
We know about Europe, but where does the party stand on health?

AUDIO: Scientist develop new EEG brain scan

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:28
Researchers at Cambridge University say they have found a new way of searching for signs of awareness in the brains of patients in a persistent vegetative state

AUDIO: Mum's job search for disabled child

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:43
Mum on 'burden' of trying to find disabled daughter work

Ebola screening for more UK airports

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:43
Passenger screening for Ebola is to be extended from Heathrow to Manchester and Birmingham airports, Public Health England says.

VIDEO: Dialysis in the comfort of your home

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:25
Video conferencing is commonplace in the boardroom but it's now being used to treat patients with kidney failure, in their own homes.

Dementia: Why putting my parents in a home will haunt me forever

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:31
Fiona Phillips on being haunted by putting her parents in a home

VIDEO: Ebola vaccine 'will come too late'

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:33
UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline says its Ebola vaccine will not be ready until late 2015 and is "going to come too late" for this epidemic.

Ebola vaccine 'will come too late'

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:00
UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline says its Ebola vaccine will not be ready until late 2015 and is "going to come too late" for this epidemic.

Awareness signs in vegetative patients

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:09
Scientists have found hidden signatures in the brains of people in a vegetative state which suggest they might be conscious.


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