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New GP deal allows more caring time

2 March 2015 Last updated at 08:54 More appointments to see GPs could be organised online as part of the new contract GPs are to have more time to focus on caring for the most vulnerable patients under a new … Continue reading

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Drug drivers targeted by new rules

2 March 2015 Last updated at 04:28 New regulations aimed at stopping people driving while on drugs have come into force in England and Wales. For the first time, motorists face prosecution if they exceed limits set for the presence … Continue reading

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Child health ‘an election issue’

2 March 2015 Last updated at 04:07 Measures to protect children’s health should be put at the forefront of the general election, say doctors. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health said child health was falling “to the wayside”, … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Finger on the pulse of bionic research

Scientists at the University of Newcastle are using microchips as fine as human hair to produce a prosthetic hand. If successful the £1.4m project would enable much higher levels of function for people who have lost their limbs. The team … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Flu scientists defend vaccine choice

Experts are set to announce what sort of vaccine they believe will protect people against new strains of flu. The constantly shifting flu virus makes it difficult to develop a vaccine, which is why a new flu jab is needed … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Dementia ‘like having a small child’

Laurie Graham, whose husband suffers from dementia, says having a partner with the disease is “like having a child” without the associated pleasures. “He is like a stranger… he looks like my husband, but Howard is gone.” Dealing with dementia … Continue reading

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VIDEO: ‘Bionic eye’ allows man to see wife

BBC Click’s Spencer Kelly takes a look at the best of this week’s technology – including the heavy-lifting robotic nurse shaped like a bear and a “bionic eye” that lets a man see his wife for the first time in … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Improving palliative care in Mexico

Palliative care offers crucial pain relief and physical comfort for people facing the end of their lives. But Human Rights Watch estimates that in Mexico tens of thousands of terminally ill patients are suffering because they don’t have access to … Continue reading

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Concern over online gonorrhoea care

1 March 2015 Last updated at 02:30 By Faye Kirkland Reporter, 5 Live Investigates Gonorrhoea bacteria: Experts warn that the effectiveness of antibiotics is at risk. Some websites offering treatment for gonorrhoea put patients at risk by not following best … Continue reading

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Teenage pregnancies hit record low

24 February 2015 Last updated at 10:37 The number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales has fallen to the lowest level since 1969 when records began. Office for National Statistics data show the under-18 conception rate is now 24.5 … Continue reading

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