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Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests' Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests' 04/18/2014 05:03 AM
Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.
Sensors to prevent pain for amputees Sensors to prevent pain for amputees 04/14/2014 04:41 PM
Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.
Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes' Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes' 04/13/2014 04:04 PM
UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.
'Millions wasted' on flu drug 'Millions wasted' on flu drug 04/09/2014 05:56 PM
Hundreds of millions of pounds have been wasted on Tamiflu, a drug for flu that may work no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis says.
'Terror' of patient's op wake-up 'Terror' of patient's op wake-up 04/15/2014 08:43 AM
A patient who awoke from an anaesthetic minutes before major surgery speaks of the "terrifying" experience.
Doctors implant lab-grown vagina Doctors implant lab-grown vagina 04/10/2014 05:45 PM
Four women have had new vaginas grown in the laboratory and implanted by doctors in the US.
Guinea 'Ebola deaths pass 100' Guinea 'Ebola deaths pass 100' 04/08/2014 09:54 AM
The Ebola outbreak could take up to four months to contain as the number of people killed by the virus in Guinea passes 100, the UN says.
'Selfie' body image warning issued 'Selfie' body image warning issued 04/10/2014 02:19 AM
Spending lots of time on Facebook looking at pictures of friends could make women insecure about their bodies, research suggests.
Male eating disorders 'overlooked' Male eating disorders 'overlooked' 04/08/2014 04:06 PM
Young men with an eating disorder are not getting the help and support they need because of perceptions about a "women's illness", say researchers.
Living organ regeneration 'first' Living organ regeneration 'first' 04/08/2014 04:08 AM
An elderly organ in a living animal has been regenerated into a youthful state by DNA manipulation for the first time, UK researchers say.

Associated Presss


Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review 04/18/2014 10:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw....
Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury 04/18/2014 02:29 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders....
Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast 04/18/2014 02:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast....
Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report 04/17/2014 01:26 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator of national food poisoning trends. Highlights from Thursday's report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:...
Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law 04/18/2014 12:20 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults....
Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen 04/17/2014 11:22 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot - the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure....
Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling 04/16/2014 05:55 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting....
APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead 04/18/2014 04:42 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo....
Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges 04/18/2014 12:15 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges....
Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain 04/16/2014 02:33 PM
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain - evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report....
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