June 30, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Babies offered vomiting bug vaccine

Babies will be given the vaccine at two and three months old An extra vaccination is to be offered to babies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to protect them against a vomiting and diarrhoea bug. Rotavirus infection is

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June 30, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Brain tumour treatment ‘lags behind’

Brain tumours are the leading cause of death in children Treatment for brain tumours is “seriously lagging behind” that for other cancers, campaigners warn. Brain Tumour Research says the condition receives less than 1% of national funding for cancer

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June 30, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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WHO to recommend earlier HIV drugs

By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News Paul Ward, UK’s Terrence Higgins

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June 29, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Heart risk warning over painkiller

Diclofenac is used for conditions such as headaches, back pain and arthritis People with heart problems have been advised to stop using one of the most commonly prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs in the UK. The medicines regulator said painkiller diclofenac

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June 28, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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Bid to end social care ‘lottery’

Local councils provide home help services and assess who they will fund The government is attempting to end the “postcode lottery” over care for elderly and disabled people in England. Under new draft rules all councils in England would

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June 28, 2013 by wpengine in Archived
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New trust chair after resignations

Martin Watts said his resignation was not an admission of guilt A new interim chair has been appointed to the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust (RCHT) on the same day two members of the board quit. Angela Ballatti’s appointment comes

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