30/06/2009Swine flu may have been leaked from laboratory
The Swine flu H1N1 influenza "A" may have been leaked from a laboratory, according to reports. The Telegraph reports the flu may not have circulated if it hadn't been for a possible leak, suggested...30/06/2009Inquest opens into girl's death from swine flu
An inquest has been opened into the death of a nine-year-old girl who died in hospital last week after contracting swine flu. Sameerah Ahmad died at Birmingham Children's Hospital on Friday, it was announced...30/06/2009Calls for a tripling of dementia research funding
Health charities have today urged the government to commit to a tripling of funding for dementia research to £96 million within five years. Research by the Alzheimer’s Research Trust and Alzheimer's Society...29/06/2009Prostate cancer screening proven 'ineffective'
Prostate cancer screening has "yet to prove its worth", according to a new report. The research found in two large randomised trials the benefit of screening - with the prostate–specific antigen...28/06/2009Brown to announce NHS changes
Prime minister Gordon Brown is set to announce changes to the way the NHS will treat cancer patients. In his Building Britain's Future document tomorrow, Mr Brown is set to unveil proposals under which NHS...28/06/2009Second UK swine flu death
A second person has died of swine flu in the UK, health officials have confirmed. The 73-year-old man from the Inverclyde area died at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley on Saturday night. Scottish...27/06/2009Met Office issues heat health warning
Judges at Manchester Crown Court have found a 15-year-old boy guilty of a toddler's murder. Karl McCluney, who was babysitting two-year-old Demi Leigh Mahon in July last year, admitted manslaughter. The...26/06/2009Surgeons warned they must report 'sharps injuries'
The majority of surgeons are not reporting injuries they receive from sharp instruments, according to a paper published this month. In the report in the Annuals of the Royal College of Surgeons England, it...26/06/2009Heart disease risk for thousands
Heart disease could be risking the lives of thousands of people due to an undiagnosed genetic condition. The Royal College of Physicians has said familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) causes high levels of LDL...26/06/2009Employers urged to protect staff from sun exposure
UK employers have been urged to do more to help protect staff who work outdoors from the potentially harmful effects of sun exposure. New research from the Trade Union Congress (TUC) claims many of the 2,000...