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US tobacco firms defeat hospitals

7 hours 51 min ago
Six major US tobacco companies defeat a lawsuit filed by hospitals seeking financial compensation for treating sick smokers.

US court backs stem cell funding

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 23:04
A US appeals court overturns an earlier order to suspend federal funding of stem cell research, marking a victory for the Obama administration.

Herbal medicine regulations start

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 20:44
New European Union rules come into force banning hundreds of traditional and imported herbal remedies.

Hospitals face tougher savings

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 12:43
The regulator of NHS foundation trusts in England warns hospitals must make even bigger efficiency savings than previously thought.

Excess thyroid drug ups bone risk

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 22:36
Many elderly people may be taking "excessive" medication for their thyroid problems, increasing their fracture risk, researchers warn.

Social status 'affects how our brains react'

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 22:33
Our brains react differently to others depending on how we view their social status, researchers say.

Hospital criticised over finances

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 06:53
A health watchdog says it has concerns about a hospital trust's finances and its plans to "return to a stable financial footing".

Fighting big 'C'

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 03:50
Experimental therapy for advanced melanoma shows promise

Check for autism in one-year-olds

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 00:27
Asking parents a few simple questions about their baby during routine one-year well-baby checks can help spot early signs of autism, say researchers.

Shipwreck medicine

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 00:05
How 2,000-year-old pills found on a wreck may give new insights

Anorexia 'link to spring birth'

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 20:04
Babies born in spring are slightly more likely to develop anorexia nervosa, while those born in the autumn have a lower risk, say researchers.

Morning heart attacks 'are worse'

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 19:32
People who have a heart attack in the morning tend to fare worse than those who have one at other times of the day and night, experts say.

Ban on stem-cell patents 'wrong'

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 14:02
Research involving human embryonic stem cells in Europe is under threat, says a group of leading scientists.

Chronic disease is biggest killer

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 06:30
Chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are the leading cause of death globally, according to the World Health Organization.

NHS plans 'may harm patient care'

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:12
The planned shake-up of the NHS in England could put patient care at risk, warns an influential group of MPs.

Test for ovarian cancer 'earlier'

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:08
GPs should offer more blood tests to diagnose ovarian cancer earlier, according to new guidelines for the NHS.

Older Gaels sought for research

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 20:02
Gaelic speakers over 60 are being sought for research into whether speaking more than one language aids mental agility.

AUDIO: Drink driver thanks woman who reported him

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 09:33
Stacey Kenny reported 'Peter' to the police after seeing him asleep, drunk at the wheel. Afterwards she felt guilty, fearing she'd ruined his life. Peter is thankful for her intervention.

Diverging futures?

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 07:37
How the NHS is changing around the UK

Man's last moments to be screened

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 06:44
The death of an 84-year-old man is to be broadcast on BBC One next month as part of a new science series about the life cycle of the human body.