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Owen Smith proposes wealth tax to boost NHS spending

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 17:53
Leadership challenger Owen Smith sets out a series of policies to tackle inequality and says Labour should be "smashing the Conservatives".

Drug 'may slow' Alzheimer's brain death

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 16:47
A drug appears to slow the death of the brain and preserve mental function in patients with Alzheimer's disease, a study shows.

Ice Bucket Challenge funds gene discovery in ALS (MND) research

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 09:58
The Ice Bucket Challenge that went viral in 2014 has funded the discovery of an important gene in the neurodegenerative disease ALS, the ALS Association says.

Later menopause 'may increase diabetes risk'

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 05:02
Those undergoing the menopause after the age of 55 have an elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.

Height quiz

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 01:04
Test your knowledge of which nations are the tallest and which have grown the most over the past century.

Bedroom battleground

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:26
In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers a dilemma over possible malaria prevention.

NHS consultant paid £375,000 in overtime

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:01
Growing pressures are leading UK hospitals to increasingly rely on premium overtime pay to get consultants to do extra work, with one paid £375,000 last year, the BBC finds.

How have Dolly the Sheep's 'siblings' fared?

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 21:58
The prospect of using cloning to treat humans has been boosted by new evidence suggests that it can be used safely in animals.

Binging on TV for hours 'could kill'

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:11
Japanese scientists say watching TV for hours can raise the risk of you dying from a blood clot.

The British egg industry explains why runny eggs are now safe to eat

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 10:49
Mark Williams, chief executive of the British egg industry council, tells Radio 4's Today programme they are "absolutely delighted"

Stem cell match for 'one in nine million' toddler Joey Ziadi

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 09:44
A toddler with a "one in almost nine million" blood disorder finds a matching stem cell donor after a two-year search.

Dutch men confirmed as world's tallest

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 00:39
When it comes to height, Dutch men and Latvian women tower over all other nationalities, a new study reveals.

Scans reveal how teenage brain develops

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 20:00
The areas of the brain involved in complex thought are the ones that change the most during the teenage years, research shows.

Raw eggs 'safe for pregnant women'

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 18:51
Pregnant women should no longer be told not to eat raw or lightly cooked eggs, a food safety committee recommends.

Spain registers first Zika microcephaly birth in Europe

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 18:50
A woman with the Zika virus gives birth in Spain to a baby with microcephaly, said to be the first such birth registered in Europe.

Saved premature baby Sophie Proud returns to ward as student nurse

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 18:09
Sophie Proud starts her placement as a student nurse at the ward which saved her life when she was born prematurely.

Arthritis patients experience referral delays, audit finds

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 02:20
Only 20% of patients who see a GP with suspected inflammatory arthritis are referred to a specialist within three days, the target set by NICE, an audit suggests.

Touchy subject

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 01:00
Recent studies suggest that condom use is on the decline in South Africa - so how do women there get their partners to use condoms?

Loss of EU funding 'could cost children's lives' warns hospital

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 15:41
The loss of European funding for medical research could cost the lives of some vulnerable children, Great Ormond Street Hospital says.

Stop making excuses on delays, NHS bosses told

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 00:27
NHS bosses in England are accused by MPs of not being tough enough in tackling delays in discharging medically fit patients from hospital.

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