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Nurse council's two-year backlog

16th October 2012

BBC News - Health

The backlog in disciplinary cases for nurses and midwives will take more than two years to clear, the profession's regulator says.

Creativity 'a mental illness'

16th October 2012

BBC News - Health

Creativity is often part of a mental illness, with writers particularly susceptible, say experts.

E. coli outbreak 'a major crisis'

16th October 2012

BBC News - Health

An E. coli outbreak linked to a Belfast restaurant could affect up to 138 people and is described as "major public health crisis" by Northern Ireland's Public Health Agency (PHA).

£10m payout for brain damage man

16th October 2012

BBC News - Health

A hospital agrees to fund lifetime care costing around £10m for a man who was brain damaged after being treated for croup as a baby.

UK facing breast cancer 'timebomb'

16th October 2012

NHS Choices: Behind the headlines

The Daily Mail warns of a “breast cancer timebomb due to ‘dramatic’ tripling in numbers of cases predicted by 2040”. The paper says that coping with these numbers will “leave the NHS in crisis”. The study that this news is based on used existing information about trends in cancer rates, cancer survival and changes in the population in the UK to build a model to predict how these numbers will change over the next three decades. The news reports in the Mail and The Daily Telegraph focused on breast cancer, but the study in question also looked at bowel, lung, ...

Liquid egg white salmonella cases

16th October 2012

BBC News - Health

Bottles of liquid egg white, used by bodybuilders and bakers, have been linked to seven cases of salmonella in the UK, according to the Health Protection Agency.

HPV jab and teen promiscuity: 'no link'

16th October 2012

NHS Choices: Behind the headlines

‘Sex is not a side effect of HPV vaccine’, reports the Daily Mail, while The Guardian tells us that ‘HPV vaccine not linked to sexual promiscuity in girls.’ The study appears to be prompted by concerns that the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine would lead to an upsurge in teenage sexual promiscuity. The HPV vaccine is part of the national vaccination programme in England and is usually given to girls in year 8 (then aged 11-12 years) to help prevent cervical cancer. Some strains of HPV, which can be spread through sexual contact, can trigger abnormal cell growth which can ...

VIDEO: How did Baumgartner's heart cope?

16th October 2012

BBC News - Health

When skydiver Felix Baumgartner jumped 24 miles to earth, breaking the sound barrier, his heart rate was closely monitored.

Food C.S.I

16th October 2012

BBC News - Health

How forensic scientists are tackling food fraud

NI hospitals 'need improvement'

16th October 2012

BBC News - Health

Five out of Northern Ireland's six largest hospitals require follow-up inspections from the Regulation Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).