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VIDEO: Can this app help teach surgeons?

An app has been created which aims to help trainee medical staff perfect their surgery skills. Touch Surgery allows surgeons to practice procedures ranging from heart surgery to carpal tunnel operations – and scores are awarded for accuracy and knowledge. … Continue reading

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Health board facing GP shortage

Dumfries and Galloway could face a serious shortage of GPs unless 25 new recruits are hired by the end of next year, BBC Scotland can reveal. About 19% of the workforce of 132 family doctors in the region will need … Continue reading

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Health faces ‘financial challenge’

The health service in Northern Ireland is said to be suffering from an “unprecedented financial challenge” The scale of financial difficulty facing Northern Ireland’s five health trusts was so severe in 2013 and 2014 that four failed to break even. … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Smart knife identifies brain tumours

Researchers at Imperial College London are developing a device that could help neurosurgeons to identify cancerous brain tumours in real time. Dubbed the “iKnife” it is hoped that it could allow tumours to be removed more precisely and reduce the … Continue reading

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Dyslexia ‘not linked to eyesight’

Researchers say that dyslexia is not linked to eyesight Dyslexia is not linked to any problems with eyesight, say researchers. Teams from Bristol and Newcastle universities carried out eye tests on more than 5,800 children and did not find any … Continue reading

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Teen obesity ‘link to bowel cancer’

Being overweight in adolescence is linked to a greater risk of bowel cancer later in life, a study suggests. Researchers followed nearly 240,000 Swedish men for 35 years. The analysis, published in the journal Gut, showed overweight teenagers went on … Continue reading

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What’s the truth about free NHS Calpol?

Pharmacists won’t prescribe Calpol or hand out free plasters, but they can treat many other minor ailments It all started with a post from a mum on Facebook and led to a huge hike in hits on the NHS Choices … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The Filipinos who make fake diplomas

Greater Manchester Police has described the investigation that led to the arrest and conviction for murder of nurse Victorino Chua as one of the biggest and most complex it has ever carried out. Detectives investigating the killings at Stepping Hill … Continue reading

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New pharmacy rules ‘to cut errors’

Seven patient deaths have been linked to mistakes made by high street chemists since 2009 Health ministers want to introduce an airline-style error reporting system for the UK’s high street pharmacies. The government hopes it will provide more accurate information … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Did killer nurse fake qualifications?

A nurse has been convicted of murdering two patients and poisoning 20 others at a Greater Manchester hospital. Greater Manchester Police say the investigation which led to Victorino Chua’s arrest and conviction was one of the the biggest and most … Continue reading

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