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Legal duty to report FGM introduced

Legal duty to report FGM introduced

Image copyright Thinkstock Doctors, nurses, midwives and teachers are now legally required to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police. Failure to do so will result in…

Overseas patients face A&E charges

Overseas patients face A&E charges

Some foreign patients could be charged for emergency treatment or for calling out an ambulance under new government plans for England. Visitors from outside the European Economic Area already pay…

Does insulin influence what we choose to eat?

Does insulin influence what we choose to eat?

The more insulin there is in the brain, the more dopamine will be released, and this may affect what we choose to eat, says research published in Nature Communications. In…

Heat-triggered ‘grenades’ hit cancer

Heat-triggered ‘grenades’ hit cancer

Image copyright Kostas Kostarelos Image caption The scientists use liposomes to carry toxic drugs into tumours Scientists have designed microscopic “grenades” that can explode their cancer-killing payload in tumours. The…

FGM reporting law comes into force

FGM reporting law comes into force

Image copyright Thinkstock Doctors, nurses, midwives and teachers are legally required to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police from today. Failure to do so will result…

Non-EEA patients face A&E charges

Non-EEA patients face A&E charges

Foreign patients could be charged for emergency treatment in England under plans being launched by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Visitors from outside the European Economic Area pay for planned hospital…

Vertex Pharma receives subpoena from Department of Justice

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc said it received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice in the third quarter related to its marketed medicines, seeking documents related primarily to its “good…

Bacon fans embrace the hog on cancer report, but futures take fright

CHICAGO Standing at the meat counter at a Mariano’s grocery store in Chicago, a half-dozen customers bantered with the butchers about the recent World Health Organization report linking processed meat…

Basketball players may be at heightened risk of lung clots

(Reuters Health) – Basketball players could be at heightened risk for dangerous blood clots that travel to the lungs, according to a small Spanish study. But the results – calculated…

Vertex, Mylan, CVS subpoenaed by federal agencies

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc said it received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice in the third quarter, seeking documents related primarily to its “good laboratory practices” in a bioanalytical…

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