UK tops WHO gullet cancer table

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Men are much more likely to develop AC gullet cancer, WHO said. The UK has the highest rate in the world of one of the two main cancers of the... Read More

Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse

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Both infected nurses treated Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital US health officials are seeking 132 people who flew on a plane with a Texas nurse on the day before... Read More

Dying patients ‘lack home support’

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Sue Ryder said there is an “obvious inequality” between help and advice for the start and the end of life. The NHS is failing to provide access to 24-hour support... Read More

Ebola screening begins at Heathrow

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Passengers arriving at Heathrow airport from Ebola-affected countries have been screened by health officials. The government said “a few passengers” had their temperatures checked and filled in a health questionnaire... Read More

GPs missing signs for lung cancer

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By Pippa Stephens Health reporter, BBC News Lung cancer kills more than 35,000 people a year and is the biggest cause of cancer death in the UK Doctors in Britain... Read More

Frozen faeces in gut infection trial

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By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News C.difficile infections can result in profuse and dangerous diarrhoea Capsules containing frozen faecal material may help clear up C. difficile infections, research suggests.... Read More

New Ebola checks for NHS 111 calls

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Jeremy Hunt said medics would have protective equipment, as they did in UK test exercises on Saturday Call handlers on the NHS non-emergency 111 phone line will try to identify... Read More

‘Robust’ plans to counter NHS strike

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“Robust plans” are in place ahead of the first strike by NHS staff over pay in more than 30 years, England’s chief nursing officer has said. Jane Cummings said patient... Read More

Medic’s email criticises Ebola plans

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Screening is to be introduced at key airports and international stations, including London’s St Pancras Screening passengers for Ebola at two UK airports and Eurostar stations is a “political gesture”... Read More

‘Giant leap’ to type 1 diabetes cure

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By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Scientists were able to transform stem cells into insulin-producing beta cells The hunt for a cure for type 1 diabetes has recently... Read More