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  • Average NHS-advertised nursing and midwifery role 'draws three applications'

    July 25, 2017 12:32 PM 7

    The average nursing and midwifery role advertised in theNHS is only drawing three applications, new figures show. Experimental statistics from NHS Digital show that there were 30,613 advertisements for vacancies for full-time positions published in England in March 2017 - a rise from 26,424 in 2016 and 26,406 in 2015. Overall between January 2017 and the end of March

  • South African child 'virtually cured' of HIV

    July 24, 2017 8:32 AM 30

    A nine-year-old infected with HIV at birth has spent most of their life without needing any treatment, say doctors in South Africa. The child, whose identity is being protected, was given a burst of treatment shortly after birth. They have since been off drugs for eight-and-a-half years without symptoms or signs of active virus. Most people need treatment

  • Alcohol to kill 63,000 in England over next five years

    July 24, 2017 7:40 AM 27

    Academics urge action on cheap booze Ministers are being urged to clamp down on cheap alcohol after a study found that almost 63,000 people will die in England from drinking-related liver problems over the next five years. The Guardian reports that the deaths - equivalent to 35 people a day - will mostly be from liver cancer and alcoholic liver disease

  • How long will YOU survive your cancer battle? Interactive calculator allows patients to discover their probability of dying from the disease over 10 years

    July 21, 2017 6:48 PM 8

    Cancer patients can find out exactly how long they can expect to live for by using a new interactive tool. Developed by scientists, the online calculator displays average life expectancy for six major forms of the disease. Based on official data of more than 2.3 million people, it provides the most accurate probability of dying from cancer over 10 years

  • LIVE: Future of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary referred to Jeremy Hunt

    July 21, 2017 12:43 PM 44

    Councillors will decide on whether to pass plans to close the hospital A&E or refer it to health secretary Jeremy Hunt Protesters have gathered outside Huddersfield Town Hall ahead of a council meeting to discuss the future of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. The scrutiny panel meeting - which starts at 10.30am - will make a decision on whether to press

  • Something in your home is secretly making you FAT

    July 18, 2017 7:21 PM 39

    THIS unsuspected thing is making you pack on the pounds. The study from Duke University suggested that compounds in dust found in your home could be making you fat. Researchers tested samples of indoor dust from 11 homes in North Carolina, USA on “pre-fat” mouse cells – or cells that develop into fat when they are exposed to particular chemicals

  • Obese woman loses 8.5st by doing this ONE thing

    July 18, 2017 4:19 PM 31

    MARIA ODUGBA has lost an incredible 8.5st and completely changed her life. A lot of exercises are particularly hard for those of us who carry a few extra kilos so finding an exercise we enjoy is a blessing. Enter Maria Odugba, an American woman who has lost an incredible 8.5st after she “found” yoga. Maria was 28.2st when she began to do yoga and has documented

  • England 'on track' to stamp out smoking

    July 18, 2017 11:11 AM 23

    The government has set out an ambitious plan to make England, in effect, smoke-free in the next few decades. The new Tobacco Control Plan aims to slash smoking rates from 15.5% to 12% of the population by 2022, paving the way to a smoke-free generation. If national smoking rates continue to fall, this generation of non-smokers could be achieved by 2030, says charity

  • Charlie Gard: US doctor meets Great Ormond Street medics

    July 17, 2017 12:40 PM 28

    The US doctor who has offered to treat terminally ill Charlie Gard has attended a meeting at Great Ormond Street Hospital to decide whether he should travel to America for therapy. Dr Michio Hirano will discuss Charlie's condition with doctors treating him and independent specialists. Great Ormond Street has given Dr Hirano an honorary contract giving

  • Streptococcus Gallolyticus Spurs Colorectal Tumor Growth in Mice

    July 14, 2017 6:32 PM 29

    The bacteria also promoted the growth of human colon cancer cells in a dish. BRYAN SATALINOScientists have long known of the link between the bacteria Streptococcus gallolyticus and colorectal cancer (CRC) in humans—numerous case studies have reported instances of patients with S. gallolyticus infections who also have CRC. How this microbe contributes