Missing microbes ’cause’ childhood cancer

Missing microbes ’cause’ childhood cancer

Image copyright SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Our modern germ-free life is the cause of the most common type of cancer in children, according to one of Britain’s most eminent scientists. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia affects one in 2,000 children. Prof Mel Greaves,...
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Exercising regularly ‘can keep heart and arteries young’

Exercising regularly ‘can keep heart and arteries young’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Arteries transport blood in and out of the heart and to all parts of the body Exercising four to five times a week is necessary to stop the main arteries to the heart from...
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Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?

Are we eating at the wrong time for our body clocks?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Should we be eating earlier to boost our health? We’ve been warned repeatedly about the health perils of being out-of-sync with our body clocks. Are we eating in the right way for these circadian...
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How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?

How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are three million e-cigarette users in the UK A man in America died when his vape pen exploded, but how dangerous are e-cigarettes? The case has made headlines around the world, and is...
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Growing resistance to antifungal drugs ‘a global issue’

Growing resistance to antifungal drugs ‘a global issue’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Candida auris is responsible for increasing invasive fungal infections in hospitals Scientists are warning that levels of resistance to treatments for fungal infections are growing, which could lead to more o...
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Patients ‘could have been harmed’ after Capita outsourcing

Patients ‘could have been harmed’ after Capita outsourcing

Image copyright Getty Images Patients could have been put at risk of serious harm after NHS services in England were outsourced, a report says. Nearly 90 women were wrongly told they were no longer part of the cervical screening programme...
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Furness hospital baby deaths: Midwifery council criticised

Furness hospital baby deaths: Midwifery council criticised

Image copyright PA Image caption Joshua Titcombe died from sepsis nine days after being born at Furness General Hospital The midwifery regulator took too long to act on concerns about midwives at a hospital resulting in “avoidable deaths”, a report...
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Nurse: ‘I’ve been hit, head-butted and taken hostage’

Nurse: ‘I’ve been hit, head-butted and taken hostage’

Image caption Shelley still works as a nurse, despite repeated attacks Shelley Pearce could tell immediately that the patient she had been asked to care for didn’t like her. The woman had been admitted to hospital as part of a...
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Severe allergic reactions in surgery ’caused by antibiotics’

Severe allergic reactions in surgery ’caused by antibiotics’

Image copyright Getty Images Antibiotics are the main cause of life-threatening allergic reactions during surgery, a new report suggests. The Royal College of Anaesthetists says more patients are claiming to be allergic to penicillin, leading to other riskier ...
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‘Three-quarters of public worried about nurse staffing’

‘Three-quarters of public worried about nurse staffing’

Image copyright Getty Images Three in four people do not think there are enough nurses to care safely for patients in the NHS, a survey suggests. The poll of 1,600 UK adults – carried out by YouGov for the Royal...
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