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Male genes linked to early death

22 October 2014 Last updated at 08:51 By Pippa Stephens Health reporter, BBC News The study looked at blood tests in more than 1,000 men aged over 70 for Y chromosome loss The male Y chromosome may have a role … Continue reading

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GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses

22 October 2014 Last updated at 13:03 Family doctors in England are to be paid £55 for each patient they diagnose with dementia, NHS bosses say. NHS England said the aim of the six-month £5m scheme was to increase the … Continue reading

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‘Nine million have TB’

22 October 2014 Last updated at 16:17 About 1.5 million people died in 2013 from TB, including 360,000 people who were HIV positive. The World Health Organization has revised up its estimate of how many people have tuberculosis by almost … Continue reading

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Schools ‘should check kids’ teeth’

22 October 2014 Last updated at 00:54 Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, the advisory body NICE has said. More than one in 10 three-year-olds in England have rotten … Continue reading

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Mentally ill put in police cells

22 October 2014 Last updated at 00:54 By Pippa Stephens Health reporter, BBC News Being locked in a cell is especially frightening for those in mental health crisis, says Mind Too many people in the middle of a mental health … Continue reading

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NICE conflicts of interests claim

22 October 2014 Last updated at 00:52 By Adam Brimelow Health Correspondent, BBC News A group of leading doctors and researchers has called on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the watchdog NICE. In a letter to the … Continue reading

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Patients ‘fleeing’ Wales denial

21 October 2014 Last updated at 12:07 Patients from Wales routinely travel to England for treatment, the Welsh government says Claims that thousands of patients from Wales are seeking treatment in England because they are not happy with the Welsh … Continue reading

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Scans reveal cause of winter blues

21 October 2014 Last updated at 02:21 Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). People with Sad have an unhelpful way of controlling the “happy” … Continue reading

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Living with smoker risks highlighted

21 October 2014 Last updated at 00:45 The researchers looked at data taken from four linked studies Non-smokers who live with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a … Continue reading

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NHS radiographers strike over pay

20 October 2014 Last updated at 15:43 Staff joined picket lines outside hospitals across the UK, including in Middlesbrough Radiographers have gone on strike over pay in the latest walkout by NHS staff. Society of Radiographers members were on strike … Continue reading

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