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Doctor admits misleading over Ebola

Doctor admits misleading over Ebola

  A doctor has admitted she misled other medics about the health of a colleague returning to the UK from West Africa with Ebola in 2014. Dr Hannah Ryan told a disciplinary hearing she had been in a state of ...

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Fish eyes may hold key to cure blindness in humans, finds study

Fish eyes may hold key to cure blindness in humans, finds study

Scientists have identified a chemical signal in the zebrafish brain that helps it regenerate retina, a finding that may help cure blindness in humans. The discovery raises the possibility that human retinas can be induced to regenerate, naturally repairing damage ...

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Graphic health warning on packs: Tobacco companies ‘continue to flout rules’ in Bangladesh

Graphic health warning on packs: Tobacco companies ‘continue to flout rules’ in Bangladesh

The tobacco industry rather resorted to fresh “ill tactics” to undermine the implementation of the law, anti-tobacco group Progga which was involved in the study said. “The government needs to strengthen the National Tobacco Control Cell so that they can ...

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Whistleblowers ‘to be protected’ if they apply for NHS job

Whistleblowers ‘to be protected’ if they apply for NHS job

  NHS whistleblowers could be protected against discrimination if they apply to work for the health service again. Government plans would give applicants a right to complain to an employment tribunal if they believed they had suffered discrimination. Jeremy Hunt ...

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Spider phobia brain ‘processes unconscious fear’

  Showing arachnopohobes images of spiders so briefly they remain unaware of them could help them overcome their fear, US researchers suggest. Scans suggested the brain worked harder to regulate emotional and behavioural responses to fear when it was not ...

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Fasting diet ‘regenerates diabetic pancreas’

The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers. Restoring the function of the organ – which helps control blood sugar levels – reversed symptoms of diabetes in animal experiments. The study, ...

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Eating this fruit on empty stomach could kill you

The curious case of mysterious deaths in Indian Muzaffarpur left most of the epidemic researchers and doctors puzzled. The number of the deceased seemed to be growing at a fast pace with no valid rhyme or reason. Over the past ...

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One in 14 on hospital op waiting list as pressures grow

One in 14 people in England is now on an NHS waiting list as hospitals struggle to keep up with rising demand. There are 3.7 million people waiting for routine care, such as knee and hip replacements – up 44% ...

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