New Scottish GP recruitment plans to cut workload

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The Scottish government has announced plans to deal with problems in recruiting GPs. They are part of a proposed new contract for the profession, which aims to cut workload and... Read More

Sex unlikely to cause cardiac arrest, study finds

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Sudden cardiac arrest is associated with sexual activity far more often in men than women, research suggests. But sex is a rare trigger for sudden cardiac arrest. Only 34 out... Read More

UK most overweight country in Western Europe says OECD

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Britain is the most obese nation in Western Europe, with rates rising faster than any other developed nation. Obesity rates have doubled over the past two decades, and 63% of... Read More

Sick baby's treatment 'should continue', High Court told

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A mother and father are fighting a High Court battle to stop their eight-month-old son’s life support machine being switched off. Isaiah Hasstrup is brain damaged and dependent on a... Read More

HPV vaccinated women 'will only need three smear tests'

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Women vaccinated against human papilloma virus (HPV) – thought to cause about 99% of cervical cancers – may only need three smear tests in their lifetime, a new study suggests.... Read More

Breast cancer 'can return 15 years after treatment ends'

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Breast cancer can resurface after remaining dormant for 15 years following successful treatment, a study has found. Women with large tumours and cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes... Read More

Daytime wounds 'heal more quickly'

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Wounds heal more quickly if they occur during the day rather than after dark, a study suggests. It found burns sustained at night took an average of 28 days to... Read More

'Butterfly child' given life-saving skin

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Media playback is unsupported on your device A child has been given a new genetically modified skin that covers 80% of his body, in a series of lifesaving operations. Hassan,... Read More