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NHS will not fund anti-HIV drug plan

NHS will not fund anti-HIV drug plan

Image copyright Science Photo Library NHS England has reiterated it will not fund a “game-changer” drug treatment that can prevent HIV, angering HIV charities which had been campaigning to reverse…

Cigarette plain packs to ‘go global’

Cigarette plain packs to ‘go global’

Image copyright Ash Plain packaging for cigarettes is about to “go global” in a move that will have a “huge impact” on health, the World Health Organization says. The body…

Secamb boss leaves job after 111 scandal

Secamb boss leaves job after 111 scandal

Image caption Chief Executive Paul Sutton is to ‘pursue other interests’ The chief executive of a scandal-hit NHS trust which came under intense scrutiny over emergency callouts has left his…

111 scandal NHS trust chief leaves post

111 scandal NHS trust chief leaves post

Image caption Chief Executive Paul Sutton is to ‘pursue other interests’ The chief executive of a scandal-hit NHS trust which has been under intense scrutiny has left his job. Paul…

WHO advises eight weeks of safe sex after return from Zika areas

GENEVA People returning from areas where the Zika virus is found should follow safe sex practices or abstain from sex for at least eight weeks rather than just four, the…

FDA asks Teva Pharmaceutical for further study on Huntington drug

JERUSALEM Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said on Tuesday approval for a drug to treat chorea stemming from Huntington disease (HD) has been held up by U.S. regulators seeking further blood…

Bright lights, healthy choices

Dining in dimly lit restaurants has been linked to eating slowly and ultimately eating less than in brighter restaurants, but does lighting also impact how healthfully we order? …

Coffee might prevent exercise-induced eye fatigue

Coffee might prevent exercise-induced eye fatigue

It’s not only the legs that feel the effects of cycling; a new study suggests it can put a strain on the eyes, too. But don’t get off your bike…

Children ‘not getting diabetes checks’

Children ‘not getting diabetes checks’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Almost 75% of older children in England and Wales with diabetes are not getting key health checks, a study suggests. Data from 27,682 children and…

Care home scandal families’ plea to PM

Care home scandal families’ plea to PM

Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police Image caption Some 11 care workers were arrested after secret filming by the BBC’s Panorama at Winterbourne View, near Bristol Families of victims of…

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