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Feb 26, 2015 10:00AM

Savile 'abused 63 people at hospital'

Jimmy Savile abused 63 people connected to Stoke Mandeville Hospital, but the only formal complaint was ignored, a report finds.

Feb 26, 2015 08:17PM

Leukaemia changes 'almost inevitable'

It is "almost inevitable" that people's blood will take the first steps towards leukaemia, researchers show.

Feb 25, 2015 06:26PM

Call to ban energy drinks for kids

Energy drinks should be banned for children under 16, according to the campaign and research group Action on Sugar.

Feb 25, 2015 06:23PM

Dispute over outdoor smoking ban call

Health experts argue the ban on smoking in indoor public spaces should be extended to cover outdoor spaces such as parks.

Feb 26, 2015 08:40AM

Man sentenced for doctor CV changes

A recruitment consultant, who changed eight doctors' CVs to secure them jobs, is given a suspended sentence.

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Feb 26, 2015 10:42AM

Feb 26, 2015 05:08AM

Deadly bacteria at your doctor's

The bacteria, C. difficile, is typically found in hospitals, but a new study reports a substantial number of people contracted the bug who hadn't been in a hospital, but had recently visited the doctor or dentist.

Feb 26, 2015 05:02AM

Change the world, not disabled son

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By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. on Feb 26, 2015 07:38PM

U.S. Push for Abstinence in Africa Is Seen as Failure Against H.I.V.

The government?s $1.3 billion program to stop HIV infection in Africa is not cost effective, a new study by a Stanford student shows.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on Feb 26, 2015 06:21PM

National Briefing | Rockies: Utah: Governor Spars Over Medicare Expansion

Gov. Gary Herbert criticized the Utah House on Thursday for deciding not to consider his plan for expanding Medicaid.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on Feb 26, 2015 05:36PM

World Briefing: Germany: Nurse Guilty in Clinic Deaths

A court sentenced a nurse to life in prison on Thursday for killing patients at a clinic with overdoses of heart medication that he confessed to administering because he enjoyed trying to revive them.

By MIKKAEL A. SEKERES, M.D. on Feb 26, 2015 03:14PM

Well: Deciding On a Parent?s Death

The call from my patient?s daughter wasn?t the first time a patient or family member had revealed to me a plan for an exit strategy.

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. on Feb 26, 2015 11:57AM

Fatality Rate Is Falling in West African Ebola Clinics

At Doctors Without Borders? remaining treatment centers, the average death rate has fallen to 52 percent from 62 percent, and doctors are not sure why.

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Feb 26, 2015 10:10PM

Feb 26, 2015 10:10PM

Upmarket bug snacks to creep into Thai store shelves

Packets of "HiSo"snacks are offered to foreign tourists during a promotion event in central BangkokBy Kaweewit Kaewjinda BANGKOK (Reuters) - Street vendors selling deep-fried insects as snacks are a familiar sight in Bangkok, but a Thai entrepreneur is trying to give edible bugs a more upmarket appeal. Panitan Tongsiri will launch his "HiSo", short for high-society, brand of seasoned insect snacks in March and plans to stock them at gourmet food markets around the Thai capital. Though many in the West shy away from fried worms and cicadas, the United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has said eating insects has health benefits and they could be a food source for the world's growing population. "Insects are a highly nutritious and healthy food source with high fat, protein, vitamin, fiber and mineral content," the FAO said in a 2013 report.

Feb 26, 2015 09:46PM

Data from largest U.S. tobacco study shows high use of multiple products

(Reuters) - Preliminary results from the largest U.S. survey of tobacco consumption show a high number of people use multiple products, adding key data to the debate on the role of e-cigarettes in reducing harm from tobacco. The results of the study, released Thursday, showed 40 percent of tobacco consumers use multiple products, such as cigarillos, hookah and cigars. Data released on Thursday did not give definitive insight about why people are using different forms of tobacco. Andrew Hyland, scientific principal investigator on the study and chair of the department of health behavior at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, said they may be transitioning away from cigarettes, or they may be becoming more entrenched.

Feb 26, 2015 08:06PM

Black Madam: I've done thousands of buttocks injections

PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? A Gothic hip-hop artist who called herself "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections" testified at her murder trial on Thursday that she got into body sculpting 20 years ago to help transgender friends and has since performed thousands of procedures.

Feb 26, 2015 05:18PM

UnitedHealth tightens rules covering hysterectomies

NEW YORK (AP) ? UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer, said Thursday it is tightening its coverage rules on hysterectomies.

Feb 26, 2015 05:13PM

Too many waiting for blood stem cell transplants

Over a million people have received blood and marrow stem cell transplants for life-threatening diseases in the past 57 years, but too many are still waiting, a study said FridayOver a million people have received blood and marrow stem cell transplants for life-threatening diseases in the past 57 years, but too many are still waiting, a study said Friday. Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) often offers the only possibility of a cure for blood diseases and rare cancers like myeloma or leukaemia. The procedure involves taking healthy stem cells from the blood or marrow of the patient or from a healthy donor, with which to boost the system of someone whose blood-manufacturing bone marrow or immune system is damaged or defective. By December 2012, that number had risen to almost a million at 1,516 transplant centres in 75 countries.

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