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Review of NHS drugs assessment ordered

Review of NHS drugs assessment ordered

Image copyright Thinkstock An independent review is to be carried out of the way drugs are assessed for use on the NHS in Scotland. Former medical director for NHS Fife…

Almost 14,000 attacks on NHS staff

Almost 14,000 attacks on NHS staff

Image copyright Science Photo Library Almost 14,000 assaults have been carried out on NHS Scotland staff in the last nine months, new figures show. There were 13,957 incidents of violence…

More than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women infected with Zika virus

BOGOTA More than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country’s national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease continues its spread across the…

Did Brazil, global health agencies fumble Zika response?

Rio de Janeiro Last January, long lines formed outside health clinics in Recife, a city in Brazil’s northeast hit hard in recent years by outbreaks of dengue, a painful tropical…

Negative food messages make sugary snacks more enticing

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Proton cancer therapy ‘proves effective’

Proton cancer therapy ‘proves effective’

Image copyright AP Image caption Ashya King left the UK to have proton beam therapy in the Czech Republic Proton beam therapy for cancer causes fewer side effects than conventional…

Race for Zika vaccine gathers momentum as virus spreads

Companies and scientists are racing to create a Zika vaccine as concern grows over the mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to severe birth defects and is spreading quickly through…

An ethical way to choose which kids get chemo during a shortage?

(Reuters Health) – When chemotherapy is in short supply, doctors should choose kids to receive treatment based on which patients have the best odds of being cured by the drugs,…

Tendon pain linked to type 2 diabetes

(Reuters Health) – Exercise is important to managing type 2 diabetes, but the condition may also make a person prone to tendon pain, which can interfere with exercise, researchers say.…

Third Zika case confirmed in Illinois: health officials

CHICAGO An Illinois male resident who traveled to Colombia is the U.S. state’s third case of the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus, health officials said on Friday. The Illinois Department of Public…

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