Health

 
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/ Community, Health, Innovation, Politics, Sustainable Development

28 Aug 2014

 

Since 1948 the NHS has provided effective, publicly-funded healthcare based on equality. But with continuing funding cuts and privatisation threatening the service we ask a group of experts how it can have a secure long-term future that best serves the public

 

Government changes stance on Care Bill

 
 

/ Health, Wellbeing

20 Jun 2014

 

A government U-turn means those receiving state-funded care at home will receive extra protection under the Human Rights Act

 
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/ Community, Health

10 Jun 2014

 

Dementia-focused project is one of six awarded £20m government funding

 
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/ Health

14 Apr 2014

 

As a new gene therapy trial helps restore the sight of a partially sighted man, Edward Lander considers the developments that are repairing vision around the world

 
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/ Health

26 Feb 2014

 

A smartphone app, credited with encouraging more boys to seek help and easing the pressure on school nurses, has won a wider roll-out after a trial in Leicestershire

 
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/ Health

07 Feb 2014

 

People experiencing mental health problems should be provided with therapy in the great outdoors, according to a new report from mental health charity Mind, which included findings from the University of Essex

 
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/ Health

05 Feb 2014

 

India was once the world’s most polio-ridden country, but strong action has now eradicated the disease, paving the way towards a polio-free Southeast Asia

 

Record number of adults leave drug treatment free of dependency

 
 

/ Health

14 Jan 2014

 

A “record” number of adults in England are leaving drug treatment programmes free of dependency, according to Crime Prevention Minister Jeremy Browne

 
Waris Dirie speaking at the launch (c) Krankenhaus Waldfriede
 

/ Health, Justice

15 Nov 2013

 

Somali-born activist and former model Waris Dirie launches pioneering new centre in Berlin

 
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/ Health

11 Nov 2013

 

Nanoparticles containing a toxin found in bee venom can destroy HIV without harming healthy cells, scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine have discovered

 
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/ Health

22 Oct 2013

 

Mortality rates in children’s intensive care units are at the lowest since records began despite an increase in admissions, a new report shows

 

National database and technological advances boost fight against cancer

 
 

/ Health, Technology

10 Oct 2013

 

World’s largest cancer database will help move towards tailor-made treatments using latest technology

 
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/ Health

01 Oct 2013

 

Scientists are working to develop malaria resistance in mosquitoes, which could prevent transmission of the disease to humans

 

Dramatic improvement for skin and testicular cancer survival rates

 
 

/ Health

20 Sep 2013

 

Survival rates for people diagnosed with two of the most common types of cancer have significantly improved since the 1970s, according to figures from Cancer Research UK

 

Heart disease cases have halved since 1980s

 
 

/ Health

30 Aug 2013

 

The UK is among a group of European countries that has seen a large decrease in heart disease mortality over the last three decades

 

Latest asthma figures are a breath of fresh air for hospitals

 
 

/ Health

22 Aug 2013

 

Asthma-related hospital admissions have dropped by almost 5% since the introduction of the smoking ban, say researchers.

 

Heroin and crack use falls to record low

 
 

/ Health, Wellbeing

23 Jul 2013

 

Figures also suggest drug-related crimes have been greatly reduced

 
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/ Health, Wellbeing

27 Jun 2013

 

A new report reveals that the number of young people dying from cancer has dropped significantly since the 70s, thanks to new treatment approaches and medical research breakthroughs

 
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/ Health

10 Jun 2013

 

New technology, which involves patients simply spitting into a cup, could vastly reduce waiting times for TB diagnosis

 

Cell therapy shows promise for acute leukaemia

 
 

/ Health

29 May 2013

 

A new type of ‘living drug’ has produced encouraging remission results in adults with aggressive leukaemia