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Minister wants UK animal tests ban

Minister wants UK animal tests ban

unable to retrieve full-text contentNorman Baker – the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments – tells the BBC he wants a total ban on them. Continue reading

Minister wants UK animal tests ban

Minister wants UK animal tests ban

unable to retrieve full-text contentNorman Baker – the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments – tells the BBC he wants a total ban on them. Continue reading

Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies

Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies

unable to retrieve full-text contentA Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials tell the BBC. Continue reading

Humans walking on all fours is not backward evolution

Humans walking on all fours is not backward evolution

Contradicting earlier claims, “The Family That Walks on All Fours,” a group of quadrupedal humans made famous by a 2006 BBC documentary, have simply adapted to their inability to walk upright and do not represent an example of backward evolution, according to new research by Liza Shapiro, an anthropologist at The University of Texas at Austin. Five siblings in the family, who live in a remote corner of Turkey, walk exclusively on their hands and feet. Since they were discovered in 2005, scientists have debated the nature of their disability, with speculation they represent a backward stage of evolution Continue reading

Humans walking on all fours is not backward evolution

Humans walking on all fours is not backward evolution

Contradicting earlier claims, “The Family That Walks on All Fours,” a group of quadrupedal humans made famous by a 2006 BBC documentary, have simply adapted to their inability to walk upright and do not represent an example of backward evolution, according to new research by Liza Shapiro, an anthropologist at The University of Texas at Austin. Five siblings in the family, who live in a remote corner of Turkey, walk exclusively on their hands and feet. Since they were discovered in 2005, scientists have debated the nature of their disability, with speculation they represent a backward stage of evolution Continue reading

Savile NHS victims aged five to 75

Savile NHS victims aged five to 75

unable to retrieve full-text contentEx-BBC DJ Jimmy Savile sexually assaulted victims aged five to 75 in NHS hospitals over decades of unrestricted access, investigators find. Continue reading

Scot to have double hand transplant

Scot to have double hand transplant

unable to retrieve full-text contentScottish woman Corinne Hutton is to be the first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant, BBC Scotland reveals. Continue reading

Probe into care of reporter’s father

Probe into care of reporter’s father

unable to retrieve full-text contentBBC journalist Jeremy Bowen takes to Twitter to raise concerns about his father’s care at Cardiff’s University Hospital of Wales. Continue reading

’10,000′ NHS patients in data breach

’10,000′ NHS patients in data breach

unable to retrieve full-text contentAs many as 10,000 NHS patients may have been affected by data protection breaches by a private firm, a BBC investigation reveals. Continue reading

‘Fewer than half know who runs NHS’

‘Fewer than half know who runs NHS’

unable to retrieve full-text contentFewer than half of people in Wales realise the NHS is the responsibility of the Welsh government, a poll for BBC Wales reveals. Continue reading