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Common painkillers 'increase heart failure risk'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 02:11
Taking a common kind of painkiller is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, a study suggests.

NHS negligence claims hit £1.4bn

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 00:33
NHS trusts in England paid out more than £1.4bn in medical negligence claims last year, up from £583m in 2008.

South East Coast Ambulance Service 'to be put in special measures'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 00:11
An NHS ambulance trust that serves the South East of England is to be put into special measures following a damning report by inspectors.

Nursing homes 'closing each week'

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 16:47
Nursing homes are closing at the rate of one per week in England, due mainly to a shortage of nurses, official figures suggest.

One in five bowel cancer 'red flag' symptoms missed

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 11:43
One in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed in an emergency had "red flag" symptoms that should have been picked up earlier, says a study in the British Journal of Cancer.

Widow's frozen embryo case in High Court

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 08:16
The widow of a Falklands war veteran who is trying to prevent the destruction of their frozen embryos takes her fight to the High Court on Wednesday.

Teens with spots tend to stay looking younger for longer, new research suggests

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 07:33
Adolescents with spots tend to stay looking youthful for longer, new research suggests.

Junior doctors await court decision over contract

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 01:19
Junior doctors wait to hear whether the High Court in England will agree to stop the government imposing a new contract.

First 'three person baby' born

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 15:44
First baby born using new "three person" fertility technique carried out by US scientists, New Scientist reveals.

Hunt for three million 'ghost' patients

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 13:52
As many as three million "ghost" patients registered with GP practices in England should be removed from doctors' lists, latest figures suggest.

Polluted air affects 92% of global population, says WHO

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 13:22
The World Health Organisation says 92% of the planet's population is breathing polluted air outdoors, contributing to three million deaths a year.

Rest: Are we getting enough of it in our lives?

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 09:07
The results of the world's largest ever survey on rest show that two-thirds of us would like more of it.

'Shortfalls' in care of sick and premature babies

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 06:24
The Welsh NHS needs to tackle a number of "shortfalls" in the care being provided for sick and premature newborn babies, an annual audit says.

Bedford Prison inmates 'can get drugs easier than clothes or bedding'

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 01:05
Inmates claim it was easier to get drugs than clothes or bed sheets at a "substandard" prison, according to a watchdog report.

Secret of rest

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 00:37
The results of the world’s largest survey on rest suggest that to feel truly rested, we need to get away from other people.

Dilute honey 'may fight urine infections'

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 00:09
A simple mix of honey and water might be a useful weapon against urine infections in hospital patients, according to researchers.