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Anchovy sauce: Food clues to disease

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 23:28
Using food and drink to diagnose disease

Hospital at home?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:25
Will online technology offer a revolution in healthcare?

Gay men urged to take HIV drugs

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:16
The World Health Organization says all men who have sex with men should be offered antiretroviral drugs to help reduce the number of new HIV infections.

Shortage in child mental health beds

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 06:00
NHS England says it does not know how many hospital beds are needed to deal with increasing demand for children's mental health services.

First dengue vaccine 'shows promise'

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 02:25
A vaccine against dengue fever could protect more than half the children who are given it, a trial suggests.

Many 'unaware of out-of-hours GPs'

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 02:18
One in four people in England has not heard of out-of-hours GP services, figures suggest.

Maternity closures due to shortages

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 02:05
Many NHS trusts in England have temporarily shut maternity units in the past year, commonly because of lack of staff and beds, a BBC investigation shows.

More weight loss ops for diabetes

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 01:48
An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes.

HIV re-emerges in 'cured' US girl

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 21:44
A child born in the US with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus, doctors say.

Health warning over Ramadan fasting

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 18:39
The Muslim Council of Great Britain says Muslims who fast during Ramadan - despite being ill - may be putting their health at risk.

EU court rejects new cannabis claim

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:27
The EU's top court says designer drugs that mimic cannabis, which are already illegal in many countries, cannot be classed as medicinal.

Hospital deaths inquiry announced

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:29
The suspicious deaths of dozens of patients at a hospital in the 1990s will be the subject of an inquiry, the government announces.

Cooling babies 'halts brain damage'

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:28
Cooling babies deprived of oxygen at birth improves their chances of growing up without disabilities such as cerebral palsy, research suggests.

The NHS budget: Five things we've learned

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:55
The five key financial challenges for the NHS.

Fears raised 'free NHS' will end

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:04
Fears are being raised the NHS in England will no longer be free at the point of use - up to now a key principle for the health service - within 10 years.

Call to review surgery waiting times

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:02
The new president of the Royal College of Surgeons says the 18-week waiting target for routine operations in England should be reviewed.

Malaria parasite 'hides in the bone'

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 18:02
Parasites infected with malaria can hide inside bone marrow and evade the body's defences, research confirms.

VIDEO: PM and Miliband trade health statistics

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 16:07
Ed Miliband calls for David Cameron to "correct the record" over hospital waiting times claims.

Frail 'need joint NHS and care fund'

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 15:19
NHS and council-run social-care budgets should be combined for some of the most vulnerable people, the NHS England chief executive says.

Health board data breach criticism

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 07:55
Sensitive medical information about patients was sent mistakenly by a health board to another patient, a data protection watchdog has discovered.

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