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Fifth of millennium babies ‘obese’

27 November 2014 Last updated at 01:57 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website One in five children born at the start of the millennium was obese by the age of 11, according to a major study. The Millennium … Continue reading

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Many elderly ‘struggle’ at home

27 November 2014 Last updated at 00:07 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Thousands of older people in England are struggling in their own home with little or no help, research suggests. The analysis by the Independent Age charity … Continue reading

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Food bug affects 70% of shop chickens

27 November 2014 Last updated at 12:53 More than 70% of fresh chickens being sold in the UK are contaminated with the Campylobacter bug, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed. The figure is higher than in previous tests, which … Continue reading

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GPs ‘failing’ to find liver disease

27 November 2014 Last updated at 01:39 By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News Early detection of liver disease by GPs in the UK is “virtually non-existent”, leading medical experts warn. A group of doctors and researchers have criticised a … Continue reading

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GPs ‘failing’ to find liver disease

27 November 2014 Last updated at 01:39 By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News Early detection of liver disease by GPs in the UK is “virtually non-existent”, leading medical experts warn. A group of doctors and researchers have criticised a … Continue reading

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‘Exciting’ bladder cancer drug trial

27 November 2014 Last updated at 02:25 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website A drug which makes a wide range of cancers more vulnerable to the body’s immune system is “exciting” and may mark a new era, say … Continue reading

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‘Exciting’ bladder cancer drug trial

27 November 2014 Last updated at 02:25 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website A drug which makes a wide range of cancers more vulnerable to the body’s immune system is “exciting” and may mark a new era, say … Continue reading

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Guidelines favour weight loss ops

27 November 2014 Last updated at 01:06 Obesity is an “immense problem for society”, according to the NHS advisory body, NICE. People diagnosed with diabetes linked to obesity should be quickly assessed for weight loss surgery, according to finalised NHS … Continue reading

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Guidelines favour weight loss ops

27 November 2014 Last updated at 01:06 Obesity is an “immense problem for society”, according to the NHS advisory body, NICE. People diagnosed with diabetes linked to obesity should be quickly assessed for weight loss surgery, according to finalised NHS … Continue reading

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A&E care ‘still unsafe’ at hospital

26 November 2014 Last updated at 12:46 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The CQC’s Edward Baker said the hospital gives them the “most concern” A Kent hospital’s AE department is still failing to protect patients from … Continue reading

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