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Medicinal cannabis 'should be available on prescription'
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:36:30 GMT
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recommends rules should be changed for these drugs, if safe.
Private firms cash in on over-stretched NHS
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:35:13 GMT
Hospitals, ambulances and mental health services are spending £1bn a year on care from outside the NHS.
Morrisons introduces 'autistic shopping hour'
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:59:29 GMT
Stores will dim lights, turn music off and avoid using the tannoy on Saturdays from 09:00 to 10:00.
Delays in radiology results 'affecting patient care'
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:35:56 GMT
The health regulator found huge variations in the time taken to report on radiology examinations.
Brain damage 'more likely in cardiac arrest patients given adrenaline'
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:36:03 GMT
It increased the chances of survival but patients were more likely to have brain damage, a study finds.
Patients face autism referral and assessment 'lottery'
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:38:15 GMT
Children and adults in England can face a wait of more than two years for an autism assessment, data reveals.
HPV jab should be given to boys, committee says
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:54:45 GMT
Adolescent boys as well as girls should get the vaccine, an advisory committee says.
Fish oil supplements for a healthy heart 'nonsense'
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:31:44 GMT
The evidence around omega-3 supplements is flimsy at best, say experts.
Sensible, family-loving teens behind pregnancy rate drop
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:41:15 GMT
This may explain the sharp fall in teen pregnancies, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service says.
Too many babies overfed, experts fear
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 05:35:51 GMT
Government advisers publish new guidance - the first in more than 20 years - on healthy feeding for babies.
Schools alone cannot fix childhood obesity, says Ofsted boss
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:14:53 GMT
Factors beyond the school gate make it impossible for schools to affect pupils' weight, says report
Holly Greenhow: Girl with cerebral palsy gets £15m NHS payout
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:30:07 GMT
Holly Greenhow's mum says "no amount of money or apology will bring back what we should have had".
Menopause: Lack of specialist care 'limits treatments'
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:31:06 GMT
A woman who went through early menopause was told to 'get on with it' because of a lack of specialist care.
Is heading a football bad for your health?
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:33:18 GMT
Study of retired players hopes to provide a definitive answer on the risks of repeatedly heading the ball.
Editing human embryos 'morally permissible'
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:33:14 GMT
An independent inquiry gives go-ahead to genetically altering human embryos, but advises caution.
Scientist debunks health hoaxes with viral parody video
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:16:04 GMT
Jonathan Jarry's video about a fake cancer-curing moss has been viewed over nine million times.
Parents warned over 'toxic' slime
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:33:45 GMT
Consumer group Which? is concerned the popular children's products are not being properly vetted.
Kent and Medway NHS hernia policy 'may be rationing' surgery
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:18:57 GMT
Some hernia patients have to show they have a serious complication to get surgery, doctors say.
Hot summer leading to 'toxic' algae
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:00:19 GMT
Blooms have flourished during the warm spell but they pose a health risk to humans and animals.
Bowel cancer screening could shed light on other conditions
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:00:43 GMT
Researchers find bowel cancer screening can indicate whether people are at risk of other problems.
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Melanoma cases rising; young women at greatest risk
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:15:12 GMT
Study says that could be because they are more likely to use tanning beds than men.
Long use of any hormones raises women's breast cancer risk
Sun, 01 Apr 2012 17:28:19 GMT
A new study tracked about 60,000 nurses and found that use of any kind of hormones for 10 years or more slightly raised the chances.
Black women have trouble clearing cervical cancer virus
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:27:11 GMT
Provocative new research might help explain why black women are so much more likely than whites to develop and die from cervical cancer.
FDA rejects call to ban BPA from food packaging
Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:05:53 GMT
The FDA has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned BPA from all food and drink packaging.
Surgeon general urges new focus on suicide prevention
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 20:59:06 GMT
The Obama administration is urging a new focus on preventing suicides and is beefing up the nation's crisis hotline to help.
My Semicolon Life: Setting new goals
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 20:26:22 GMT
USA TODAY music writer Brian Mansfield chronicles his life with colon cancer.
Company seeks more approval for clot blocker
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 21:27:36 GMT
Johnson & Johnson gave the FDA additional data on its new anti-clotting drug, in a second attempt to get approval for more uses.
Radiation may up breast cancer risk in some women
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:30:00 GMT
Mammograms might raise the chances of developing cancer in young women whose genes put them at higher risk, a study suggests.
U.N.: Chemicals damaging health and environment
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:25:52 GMT
The report by the U.N. Environment Program warned that the increasing production of chemicals is increasing health costs.
Ouch! Hospital to review woman's $83,046 scorpion sting bill
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:26:33 GMT
An Arizona hospital that billed a woman $83,046 for scorpion sting treatment said it will adjust her bill and review its price.
Most grandparents provide care for the grandkids
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:49:57 GMT
Two new reports find lots of babysitting and financial support for their grandkids, as grandchildren try to save their children money.
Study: Ginkgo doesn't prevent Alzheimer's disease
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 02:34:37 GMT
Taking ginkgo biloba didn't prevent Alzheimer's disease in older adults, according to the biggest prevention study in Europe.
University pulls Kinsey Institute app over privacy concerns
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 01:43:40 GMT
The Kinsey Institute released a new mobile app that allows users to report on sexual behavior and experiences.
War might be making young bodies old
Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:56:51 GMT
A VA study finds that veterans in their 20s and 30s show signs of premature aging.
7-year-old Colo. girl recovers from bubonic plague
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:11:59 GMT
The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado.
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