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News from June 2010

25/06/2010Genome sequencing for all 'within ten years'
People in the UK could be receiving personalised private healthcare within the next decade thanks to gene-mapping technology. That is according to Dr Francis Collins, director of the US National Institutes of...
25/06/2010Watching the World Cup on TV could cause heart disease
With millions of football fans across the country glued to their TV sets for the World Cup, researchers have issued a warning over the bad effects on health too much time spent in front of the box can have. ...
24/06/2010Scrapped NHS targets could lead to a return to 'free for all'
The government has announced plans to overhaul the NHS waiting time targets introduced by Labour. Patients will no longer be guaranteed a GP appointment within 48 hours in the hope of increasing...
24/06/2010Drug vending machines to go on trial
Those in need of prescription medication outside of normal pharmacy opening times may soon be able to pick them up from a drug vending machine. An automated dispenser is to go on trial in the UK for the first...
23/06/2010Salt and fat costing 40,000 lives a year, says Nice
As many as 40,000 lives could be saved every year by reducing the levels of salt and saturated fat found in many types of food. That is according to the health watchdog the National Institute for Health and...
23/06/2010NHS discriminating against disabled patients, says Mencap
People with learning disabilities receive poorer care from the NHS, doctors and nurses have said. A survey by learning disability charity Mencap found that almost half of doctors (46 per cent) and over a...
22/06/2010Accidents in the home injure four children an hour
A new study has revealed the startling frequency with which children are admitted to hospital following accidents in their home, highlighting the need for comprehensive medical insurance . According to...
22/06/2010Tea and coffee fight heart disease, study suggests
Simply drinking tea and coffee in moderation could be enough to reduce the risk of heart disease by almost half, a new study has revealed. Researchers from the Netherlands studied tea and coffee consumption...
21/06/2010Bradford Royal Infirmary sued over teenager's death
The parents of a teenage girl who died at Bradford Royal Infirmary are attempting to sue the NHS trust that runs the hospital. Laura Garner, an 18-year-old trainee hairdresser from Baildon, was admitted to...
21/06/2010Call to ban chemical found in baby bottles over fears it may cause cancer
A leading academic has called for a ban on a chemical commonly found in baby bottles that may be linked to breast cancer . Bisphenol A (BPA) is used to make plastic shatterproof and is often found in...
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