NHS launches £100m drive to recruit foreign GPs

Matthew Edwards | August 31, 2017

Contracts offered to recruitment agencies to help NHS boost workforce by 5,000 GPs. Source: Health

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Flu vaccine very effective in children, but not elderly

Matthew Edwards | August 31, 2017

Last year’s winter flu jab worked well for children and adults – but not for the over-65s, data shows. Source: Health

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Kent Heckenlively, US 'anti-vaxxer', denied Australian visa

Matthew Edwards | August 31, 2017

Kent Heckenlively has been refused a visa over his “dangerous” ideas, a government minister says. Source: Health

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Trial raises Parkinson's therapy hope

Matthew Edwards | August 30, 2017

Work restoring nerve cell function in monkeys could lead to human trials by the end of the next year. Source: Health

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Long surgery waits up 400% in Wales

Matthew Edwards | August 30, 2017

A steep rise in patients waiting more than a year for surgery in Wales is called “very worrying”. Source: Health

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Daisy, six, defies doctors by completing a triathlon

Matthew Edwards | August 30, 2017

Daisy Mason has cerebral palsy and doctors said she would never walk or swim. Source: Health

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Police calls for mental health issues up by a third

Matthew Edwards | August 29, 2017

Calls to the Metropolitan Police about mental health total 115,000, or about 315 a day. Source: Health

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Care home resident 'given sight test' while asleep

Matthew Edwards | August 29, 2017

An optometrist put “highly vulnerable patients at risk of harm”, a disciplinary panel decides. Source: Health

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Virtual reality game takes on dementia

Matthew Edwards | August 29, 2017

Researchers hope the technology could lead to a way of diagnosing dementia at its earliest stage. Source: Health

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Anti-inflammatory drug 'cuts heart attack risk'

Matthew Edwards | August 28, 2017

Canakinumab could herald a “new frontier” in treatment, but questions remain about its side-effects. Source: Health

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