Could your medications be making you depressed?

Could your medications be making you depressed?

Image copyright Getty Images When you hear of a drug having side-effects you might think of a physical reaction like a rash or a headache. But according to a new US study, many commonly-prescribed drugs may increase the risk of...
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More cuts to care on way – council chiefs

More cuts to care on way – council chiefs

Image copyright Getty Images Vulnerable old and disabled people will see cuts to vital care services and higher charges, council chiefs say. The annual budget survey by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services shows councils expect to spend...
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New measures to protect doctors after Bawa-Garba case

New measures to protect doctors after Bawa-Garba case

Image copyright PA Image caption Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba (R) was struck off following an appeal by the doctors’ regulator New measures designed to improve patient safety and protect doctors and nurses when mistakes are made, are to be announced by...
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Tea towels ‘can cause food poisoning’

Tea towels ‘can cause food poisoning’

Image copyright Getty Images Multi-use of tea towels is putting households at risk of food poisoning, research suggests. Scientists from the University of Mauritius examined 100 towels that had been used for a month. They found E.coli was more likely...
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NHS staff vote for 6.5% pay deal

NHS staff vote for 6.5% pay deal

Image copyright PA More than one million NHS workers in England will receive a three-year pay deal worth 6.5% after staff voted in favour of the offer. Hospital cleaners, nurses, security guards, physiotherapists, emergency call handlers, paramedics, midwives,...
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Premature birth test being trialled

Premature birth test being trialled

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists are trialling a blood test that may predict whether a pregnant woman will give birth prematurely. Preliminary results, published in the journal Science, suggest it is accurate in up to 80% of high-risk women. The...
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Going to the 2018 FIFA World Cup? Make sure your vaccinations are up to date

Going to the 2018 FIFA World Cup? Make sure your vaccinations are up to date

The World Health Organization is warning people to get vaccinated before going to the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer. Story continues below “The increase in international travel and the mass movement of people during events such as the...
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PM to give ‘significant’ cash to the NHS

PM to give ‘significant’ cash to the NHS

Image copyright PA The NHS will receive a “significant increase” in its budget to coincide with the service’s 70th birthday, the health secretary has said. In an interview with the Guardian, Jeremy Hunt said Prime Minister Theresa May was &#8...
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Why beige carbs are the ones to avoid – Dr Xand van Tulleken

Why beige carbs are the ones to avoid – Dr Xand van Tulleken

Image copyright BBC/Lion Television/Joe Taylor Image caption Not all carbs are created equal… Low-carb diets have been around for a while. But did you know the colour of the carbs you eat also matters – and as Dr Xand van...
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‘Remarkable’ therapy beats terminal breast cancer

‘Remarkable’ therapy beats terminal breast cancer

Image copyright Judy Perkins The life of a woman with terminal breast cancer has been saved by a pioneering new therapy, say US researchers. It involved pumping 90 billion cancer-killing immune cells into her body. Judy Perkins had been given...
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