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Chicken factories given all-clear

28 July 2014 Last updated at 20:20 2 Sisters Food Group said the allegations were “untrue, misleading and inaccurate” Two poultry factories alleged to have committed hygiene breaches have been rated as “good” and “satisfactory” by the Food Standards Agency … Continue reading

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‘Poor care for hepatitis C virus’

28 July 2014 Last updated at 15:26 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Hepatitis C infection can lead to liver cancer, permanent liver scarring and liver failure Official figures for England show just 3% of people who develop chronic … Continue reading

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Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola

28 July 2014 Last updated at 15:40 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Ebola has no vaccine and no cure, as the BBC’s Sophie Ikenye reports Most border crossings in Liberia have been closed and communities hit … Continue reading

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AUDIO: Gay man had shocks on NHS as ‘cure’

A man who was given electric shocks on the NHS in the 1970′s to ‘cure’ him from being gay has expressed his “deep regret” about the experience. ‘John,’ from Birmingham, said the Electric Shock Avoidance Therapy gave him “false hope” … Continue reading

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Fist bumps ‘cleaner than handshakes’

28 July 2014 Last updated at 03:00 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Sweaty palms, vice-like grips or the insufferable limp hand may be the least of your hand-shaking worries. Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have shown … Continue reading

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Blood donors ‘pass on hepatitis E’

28 July 2014 Last updated at 03:04 Around 1,200 people each year are infected with the hepatitis E virus (HEV) through donated blood in England, a large study shows. Most people will not notice any symptoms, although it can cause … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Clue to antibiotic resistance spread

Pilgrimages are common around the world. They are a key part of culture. But recent research has shown that there may be a hidden danger. As more people gather, and the local infrastructure is exceeded, there is an increased risk … Continue reading

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AUDIO: Shift work ‘increases diabetes risk’

There is a growing body of evidence that doing shift work is detrimental to our health, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s Jane White has said. Her comments come as findings in Occupational and Environmental Medicine show Type 2 … Continue reading

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‘Nerve centre for appetite control’

27 July 2014 Last updated at 18:39 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Appetite can be suppressed through a variety of signals in the brain Scientists have discovered a central hub of brain cells that may put the brakes … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Water ATMs bring clean water to Delhi

The authorities in the Indian city of Delhi are piloting a scheme to bring clean drinking water to the city’s residents. Known locally as water ATMs, the water dispensers use pre-paid smart cards and allow people to fill containers with … Continue reading

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