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Which medical tests are worth doing?

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 08:29
Which medical tests are worth doing?

Care review answers 'disappointing'

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 06:28
Care inspectors and ministers are criticised for failing to explain in detail how they aim to improve the quality of life of elderly people in care homes.

Legionnaires' outbreak widens in NYC

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 01:56
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York - largest in the city's history - leaves at least 12 people dead.

China's black market for organ donations

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:07
China's black market for human organs

VIDEO: The gadgets that track workplace fitness

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 21:58
BBC News explains how some employers are trying to keep their staff in the peak of health and fitness - and are even issuing wearable health devices.

VIDEO: Do bigger families get ill more often?

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 10:38
A new study suggests the more children living in a house, the more weeks of a year the family spends being ill.

Water parasite 'still present'

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 09:59
More than 300,000 households in Lancashire are warned they may have to boil drinking water until at least Wednesday.

Inspectors question home care plans

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 09:51
A watchdog says Powys council faces a "demanding" schedule to modernise its social services.

VIDEO: EHIC cards 'vulnerable to fraud'

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 05:53
The Department of Health admits the NHS could be vulnerable to fraud due to loopholes in how European Health Insurance cards are issued.

Robison to chair NHS Grampian review

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 01:09
Health Secretary Shona Robison is due to chair the annual review of NHS Grampian at the end of a turbulent year for the health authority.

Iodine pills 'could save NHS money'

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:30
Recommending iodine supplements for all pregnant women could save the NHS money as well as providing overall economic benefits, say researchers.

Government admits EHIC card loophole

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 00:05
Loopholes in the issuing of European Health Insurance cards could allow foreigners to charge the NHS for care in their own countries, the Department of Health admits.

The vet will see you now...

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 11:48
What can doctors learn from how vets care for animals?

VIDEO: Elderly social care 'under strain'

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 09:23
New figures show more than 150 new cases of abuse against the frail and elderly are being reported to England's social care watchdog every day.

New mental health disclosure advice

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 00:28
New guidelines will list factors that must be considered before people's mental health crises are disclosed in background checks.

VIDEO: The dogs that sniff out prostate cancer

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 12:35
The first clinical trial to determine whether dogs can detect cancer effectively through scent is being held in Britain.

Anti-thalidomide hero dies at 101

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 01:49
Frances Oldham Kelsey, the Canadian doctor who played a central role in preventing thalidomide being distributed in the US, dies at 101.

VIDEO: A garden that explores synaesthesia

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 00:21
A new garden design explores a trait called synaesthesia, where people's senses are involuntarily joined up.

Medical innovations get £18m funding

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 00:00
Development of a universal flu vaccine and a home testing kit for lung infections are among 12 projects winning backing from a £18m fund for medical innovation.

VIDEO: Poor care led to patient deaths

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 21:23
A Nursing and Midwifery Council panel says patients died as a direct result of their poor care at Brithdir Care Home, near Bargoed between 2004 and 2006.


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