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Stephen Hawking: I’m worried about the future of the NHS

Stephen Hawking: I’m worried about the future of the NHS

Image copyright BBC/Richard Ansett Stephen Hawking says he is worried about the future of the NHS, attacking the impact of government policies and the health secretary in person. In a speech on Saturday, the Cambridge University scientist is expected to accuse Jeremy Hunt of “cherry-picking” evidence to support his policies. And he will also say […]

Maternity ‘must improve’ at baby-deaths hospital trust

Maternity ‘must improve’ at baby-deaths hospital trust

Image caption Overall care at the trust has improved but further work is required, the watchdog has said Maternity services at a health trust at the centre of a baby deaths inquiry must improve, inspectors have said. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt ordered an investigation into the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust in April. A […]

Bowel cancer test: ‘No health minister’ means NI people must wait

Bowel cancer test: ‘No health minister’ means NI people must wait

Image copyright Brendan Foster Image caption Screening tests reduce the mortality rates from bowel cancer A new, more accurate screening test for bowel cancer is on hold in Northern Ireland because there is no Stormont health minister. Bowel cancer is second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of death from the disease in […]

Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals

Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals

Image copyright Getty Images More than 200 patients in England have been infected or contaminated with a drug-resistant fungus first found in Japan, health officials have confirmed. Hospitals are on the lookout for further cases and are putting in place measures to help control any further spread of the fungus, Candida auris. Public Health England […]

Plants ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine

Plants ‘hijacked’ to make polio vaccine

Image copyright John Innes Centre Image caption A close relative of tobacco has been turned into a polio vaccine “factory” Plants have been “hijacked” to make polio vaccine in a breakthrough with the potential to transform vaccine manufacture, say scientists. The team at the John Innes Centre, in Norfolk, says the process is cheap, easy […]

Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study

Anger and hatred can make us feel happy, says study

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Study finds the secret to happiness may lie in feeling more negative emotions People are happier if they are able to feel emotions they desire – even if those emotions are unpleasant, such as anger and hatred, a study suggests. The results of the study, compiled by an international […]

Breast cancer helpline founder paid herself £31,000

Breast cancer helpline founder paid herself £31,000

Image caption Wendy Watson founded a helpline for people seeking advice on breast cancer and its treatment A national breast cancer charity is being investigated after its founder paid herself £31,000, in breach of charity law. Wendy Watson, who launched the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline in 1996, has resigned as a trustee. Financial irregularities […]

Type 2 diabetes rise in children ‘disturbing’

Type 2 diabetes rise in children ‘disturbing’

Image copyright Getty Images More than 600 children and teenagers are being treated for type 2 diabetes in England and Wales, and the rise in cases is a “hugely disturbing trend”, local councils are warning. The figures come from a report by child health experts which found 110 more cases among under-19s in 2015-16 than […]

GM pigs take step to being organ donors

GM pigs take step to being organ donors

Image copyright EGENESIS The most genetically modified animals in existence have been created to help end a shortage of organs for transplant, say US researchers. The scientists successfully rid 37 pigs of viruses hiding in their DNA, overcoming one of the big barriers to transplanting pig organs to people. The team at eGenesis admits preventing […]

Eggs scandal: EU food safety chief calls for end to ‘blaming’

Eggs scandal: EU food safety chief calls for end to ‘blaming’

Media captionHow safe are Dutch eggs to eat? The EU’s food safety commissioner has called for an end to countries “blaming and shaming” each other, after eggs were found to contain traces of an insecticide dangerous to humans. Vytenis Andriukaitis said EU ministers and regulators should meet urgently. Eggs, coming mainly from the Netherlands, have […]

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