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VIDEO: Staying still at work ‘as bad as smoking’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Not walking at work could be ‘as dangerous as smoking’ 30 May 2016 Last updated at 08:52 BST New data suggests more than half of us only go for a walk at work … Continue reading

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Ambulance staff sickness levels fall

Welsh Ambulance staff sickness levels fall in 2015 30 May 2016 From the section Wales Annual sickness levels among ambulance service staff are at the lowest level since 2012, figures have shown. They have dropped from a high of more … Continue reading

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VIDEO: ‘Too many court cases’ over patient care

Media playback is unsupported on your device Call for compulsory NHS mediation to avoid court cases 29 May 2016 Last updated at 11:28 BST A leading anaesthetist is calling for compulsory mediation between patients, or their relatives, and doctors who … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Call for Olympic Games move over Zika

Media playback is unsupported on your device Zika: Experts call for Rio Olympic Games move over virus 28 May 2016 Last updated at 08:25 BST The World Health Organization has dismissed calls for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved … Continue reading

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Gene therapy drug approval for GSK

Gene therapy drug approval granted to GSK By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News 27 May 2016 From the section Science & Environment Image copyright Science Photo Library Regulators have given one of the world’s largest drug companies approval to … Continue reading

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Medical News Today: Bacterial resistance to ‘last-resort’ antibiotic reaches the U.S.

The threat of a “post-antibiotic era” has moved closer to reality, after the first case of resistance to the “last-resort” antibiotic colistin has been identified in the United States. Researchers identified the colistin-resistant gene mcr-1 in a woman with a … Continue reading

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Medical News Today: Fasting-mimicking diet shows promise against MS

New research concludes that a diet mimicking the effects of fasting should be further investigated as a potential treatment for multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases. It reduced symptoms in mice, and even reversed them in some animals. Early results … Continue reading

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Medical News Today: Tissue regeneration may be easier with new blood vessel method

A barrier to successful transplantation of lab-grown organs and tissue is the inability to generate a viable network of blood vessels that integrates the new tissue into the patient. Now, a new way of growing blood vessels that uses patient-derived … Continue reading

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Scots Ebola nurse ‘may never run again’

Scots Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey ‘may never run again’ 27 May 2016 From the section Glasgow & West Scotland Image caption Pauline Cafferkey contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone in 2014 The Scottish nurse who survived Ebola has said she has … Continue reading

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Glasgow is ‘lung disease death capital’

Glasgow has highest lung disease death rate in Britain 27 May 2016 From the section Scotland Image copyright PA Image caption The incidence of lung conditions in Scotland is blamed on historic smoking rates and heavy industry Scotland’s urban areas, … Continue reading

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