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Fraud ‘costing NHS over £5bn a year’

Fraud ‘costing NHS over £5bn a year’

Image copyright Science Photo Library The NHS in England could be losing up to £5.7bn a year to fraud from its £100bn budget, a report suggests. A review – led…

NHS uncovers 1,000 FGM cases in England

NHS uncovers 1,000 FGM cases in England

Image copyright Getty Images There were more than 1,000 newly recorded cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in England between April and June, NHS data reveals. For the first time…

Brain reader helps man move legs again

Brain reader helps man move legs again

Image copyright University of California, Irvine A paralysed man has regained some control over his legs using a device that reads his brain, scientists say. Brainwaves were interpreted by a…

WHO says most people in Europe too fat

WHO says most people in Europe too fat

Image copyright SPL Most people in Europe are too fat, according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO). It said 59% of the population were either overweight or…

Childhood MMR vaccination rates fall

Childhood MMR vaccination rates fall

Image copyright SPL The proportion of two-year-old children in England having the MMR vaccine has fallen, according to NHS statistics. In 2014-15, 92.3% of children had the jab to protect…

Home care visits ‘must last 30 minutes’

Home care visits ‘must last 30 minutes’

Image copyright SPL Carers should spent at least 30 minutes on home visits to older people in England as part of a new gold standard for services, new guidance says.…

Everyone has a ‘microbial cloud’

Everyone has a ‘microbial cloud’

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Can you take your cloud somewhere else please? Everyone is surrounded by a unique “cloud” of millions of their own bacteria, according to scientists at…

Drug company to cut 5,000% price rise

Drug company to cut 5,000% price rise

Image copyright CBS News Image caption Turing Pharmaceuticals boss Martin Shkreli had previously defended the price raise A US drug company that faced a backlash after raising the price of…

Addenbrooke’s patients ‘put at risk’

Addenbrooke’s patients ‘put at risk’

Image copyright PA Image caption Cambridge University Hospitals controls the Addenbrooke’s and Rosie facilities in the city One of the UK’s biggest NHS trusts has been placed in special measures…

Addenbrooke’s put in special measures

Addenbrooke’s put in special measures

Image copyright PA Image caption Cambridge University Hospitals controls the Addenbrooke’s and Rosie facilities in the city One of the biggest NHS trusts has been placed in special measures after…