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Rapid ‘doctor’s assistant’ expansion

22 August 2014 Last updated at 13:14 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website The NHS is to rapidly expand the number of people in “doctor’s assistant” roles. Physician associates are usually science graduates who have two years of … Continue reading

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Salmonella ‘from single egg source’

22 August 2014 Last updated at 17:59 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website The outbreak of salmonella in England is likely to have come from a single source of eggs, according to Public Health England. It seems to … Continue reading

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Experts to review stroke clot-buster

22 August 2014 Last updated at 19:20 By Adam Brimelow Health Correspondent, BBC News The UK medicines watchdog is to review the safety of a clot-busting drug often used to treat strokes. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency believes … Continue reading

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Health experts’ food poverty warning

22 August 2014 Last updated at 09:13 By Michael Buchanan Social Affairs Correspondent, BBC News More people are suffering from malnutrition as a result of worsening food poverty, experts have warned. The Faculty of Public Health said conditions like rickets … Continue reading

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Health experts’ food poverty warning

22 August 2014 Last updated at 09:13 By Michael Buchanan Social Affairs Correspondent, BBC News More people are suffering from malnutrition as a result of worsening food poverty, experts have warned. The Faculty of Public Health said conditions like rickets … Continue reading

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Irishman did not have Ebola

22 August 2014 Last updated at 12:54 The body of Dessie Quinn was tested for the Ebola virus at Letterkenny General Hospital An Irishman who died after recently returning from Sierra Leone did not have the Ebola virus, health authorities … Continue reading

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Irishman did not have Ebola

22 August 2014 Last updated at 12:54 The body of Dessie Quinn was tested for the Ebola virus at Letterkenny General Hospital An Irishman who died after recently returning from Sierra Leone did not have the Ebola virus, health authorities … Continue reading

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Double vaccines ‘could end polio’

22 August 2014 Last updated at 00:31 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Using both types of polio vaccine could speed up efforts to free the world of the disease, research suggests. The oral vaccine is leading the … Continue reading

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Double vaccines ‘could end polio’

22 August 2014 Last updated at 00:31 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Using both types of polio vaccine could speed up efforts to free the world of the disease, research suggests. The oral vaccine is leading the … Continue reading

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NI cuts would risk ‘patient safety’

21 August 2014 Last updated at 17:01 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Edwin Poots said he had no intention of making the cuts Northern Ireland’s health minister has said he will not implement cuts that would … Continue reading

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