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Cameron vow to protect NHS spending

Cameron vow to protect NHS spending

unable to retrieve full-text contentDavid Cameron will vow to protect the NHS in England from cuts for five years in his closing speech to the Tory conference. Continue reading

UK funds Ebola clinics in S Leone

UK funds Ebola clinics in S Leone

unable to retrieve full-text contentPilot triage clinics are being funded to help tackle the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, UK officials say. Continue reading

First Ebola case diagnosed in the US

First Ebola case diagnosed in the US

unable to retrieve full-text contentA man who travelled from Liberia nearly two weeks ago is the first confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on American soil. Continue reading

Councils ‘swamped’ by rights checks

Councils ‘swamped’ by rights checks

unable to retrieve full-text contentCouncils in England and Wales are being overwhelmed with requests to ensure the human rights of vulnerable people are not being abused. Continue reading

Cancer gene test ‘would save lives’

Cancer gene test ‘would save lives’

unable to retrieve full-text contentYounger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers. Continue reading

Alcohol floor price under fire

Alcohol floor price under fire

unable to retrieve full-text contentGovernment measures to reduce the sale of cheap alcohol have been criticised by health researchers. Continue reading

High-speed drug screen developed

High-speed drug screen developed

MIT engineers have devised a way to rapidly test hundreds of different drug-delivery vehicles in living animals, making it easier to discover promising new ways to deliver a class of drugs called biologics, which includes antibodies, peptides, RNA, and DNA, to human patients. In a study appearing in the journal Integrative Biology , the researchers used this technology to identify materials that can efficiently deliver RNA to zebrafish and also to rodents. This type of high-speed screen could help overcome one of the major bottlenecks in developing disease treatments based on biologics: It is challenging to find safe and effective ways to deliver them Continue reading

How to predict who will suffer the most from stress

How to predict who will suffer the most from stress

More than 23 per cent of Canadians report being stressed or very stressed on most days. While chronic stress increases the risk of poor mental and physical health, not everyone is affected the same way. Some cope well, but for others — especially those most likely to sweat the small stuff — chronic stress can be harmful. Continue reading

Longitudinal report shows challenging reality of aging with an intellectual disability

Longitudinal report shows challenging reality of aging with an intellectual disability

A new report launched today by the Intellectual Disability Supplement to TILDA (The Irish Longitudinal Study on aging) conducted by academics from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, has highlighted the serious, complex and unique health and social challenges facing Ireland’s intellectual disability population. The IDS-TILDA study is the first study of its kind in Europe and the only one in the world with the ability to compare the aging of people with intellectual disability directly with the general aging population. For the first time in history, people in Ireland with an intellectual disability are growing old in considerable numbers Continue reading

A heartbeat away? Hybrid ‘patch’ could replace transplants

A heartbeat away? Hybrid ‘patch’ could replace transplants

Because heart cells cannot multiply and cardiac muscles contain few stem cells, heart tissue is unable to repair itself after a heart attack. Now Tel Aviv University researchers are literally setting a new gold standard in cardiac tissue engineering Continue reading