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Girl gets 3D-printed prosthetic hand

1 October 2014 Last updated at 11:53 Hayley Fraser and her 3D printed prosthetic hand A Scots girl is thought to be the first child in the UK to have a prosthetic hand made with 3D printing technology. Five year … Continue reading

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Alcohol floor price under fire

1 October 2014 Last updated at 00:03 Hundreds of deaths could be avoided every year with a minimum price for alcohol units, researchers estimated. Introducing minimum pricing for alcohol would be up to 50 times more effective than current government … Continue reading

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Ambulance staff vote for strike

1 October 2014 Last updated at 16:28 Ambulance staff and other health workers in the GMB union have voted in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay. In the ballot, 78% of members in England and Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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UK funds Ebola clinics in S Leone

1 October 2014 Last updated at 04:04 The Ebola outbreak has claimed more than 3,000 lives in west Africa Pilot triage clinics are being funded to help tackle the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, UK officials have said. The idea … Continue reading

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Councils ‘swamped’ by rights checks

1 October 2014 Last updated at 00:06 By Michael Buchanan BBC News Councils in England and Wales are being overwhelmed with requests to ensure the human rights of vulnerable people are not being abused. A landmark ruling from the Supreme … Continue reading

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Cancer gene test ‘would save lives’

1 October 2014 Last updated at 00:04 By Helen Briggs Health editor, BBC News website Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of further cancers, say … Continue reading

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VIDEO: PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020

Patients in England will be able to visit their GP seven days a week by 2020, David Cameron has promised. The prime minister has unveiled a further £100m from April 2015 for a fund set up in 2013 to improve … Continue reading

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VIDEO: PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020

Patients in England will be able to visit their GP seven days a week by 2020, David Cameron has promised. The prime minister has unveiled a further £100m from April 2015 for a fund set up in 2013 to improve … Continue reading

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Antibiotic ‘link to child obesity’

30 September 2014 Last updated at 05:02 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Antibiotics targeted at specific bugs did not lead to weight gain Young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are at greater risk than those … Continue reading

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Antibiotic ‘link to child obesity’

30 September 2014 Last updated at 05:02 By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Antibiotics targeted at specific bugs did not lead to weight gain Young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are at greater risk than those … Continue reading

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